There is nothing like the happy sounds of Christmas music to get you in the mood for decorating, Christmas shopping, and lots of holiday fun. Many local radio stations begin to play their Christmas music even before Thanksgiving, making their listener ratings go through the roof. Get your iTunes account ready and waiting for these fun Christmas tunes to get you rocking and rolling and ready for the holidays.
Unexpected Gifts: 12 New Sounds of Christmas. This cool album, released in 2006 by EMI Christian Group, will really get you in the mood for the Christmas season. Featuring famous Christian artists such as Rebecca St. James, Chris Tomlin, Bethany Dillan, and more, “Unexpected Gifts” covers traditional Christmas carols like “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” You can download “Unexpected Gifts” from iTunes for $7.99 at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unexpected-gifts-12-new-sounds/id192262067 . “Unexpected Gifts” is a lighthearted, enjoyable album.
This Christmas is a single released by Toby Mac in 2002. This is a wonderful addition to any iPod, featuring the energetic rap-rock-pop mix of TobyMac’s music. “This Christmas” tells the story of a young orphan looking for a family to love him. The heart-tugging tale will have you looking to share God’s love with those in need around you, too. You can order “This Christmas” from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/This-Christmas-Joy-World/dp/B000SNWDY0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1290996896&sr=8-1 .
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand is a short Christmas album created by Reliant K. They made these Christmas songs truly their own as they transformed traditional carols, such as, “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Hallelujah from Handel’s Messiah,” into hard rockish-punkish masterpieces. If you like your music loud and hard you’ll want to put this collection on your MP3 player – and hit repeat. Also check out “Let It Snow, Baby….Let It Reindeer” for re-releases of these songs as well as a few others. Just visit http://www.amazon.com/This-Christmas-Joy-World/dp/B000SNWDY0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1290996896&sr=8-1 .
Harry for the Holidays If Big Band is more your speed, than give a listen to Harry Connick Jr.’s second Christmas album, released in 2003. In this funky album, Harry covers everything from “Silent Night” to “Frosty the Snowman” to “The Happy Elf.” This light, easy-on-the-ears album will delight listeners of all generations. Just download at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/harry-for-the-holidays/id290666071 and enjoy!
For even more great Christmas music, download the latest version of iTunes to your computer and search for “Christmas Music.” You won’t be disappointed with the selection or the prices – and neither will your iPod. Happy Listening!