Every year, the NewReleaseToday staff and our artist friends ponder deeply on the meaning of Christmas as expressed in the songs we get to enjoy during the season. There was a lot of Christmas content this year, so just in case you missed something great, we've collected all of this year's material in one place, with a brief description of each.
Oh, and if you haven't yet (and it's not already too late), we have 12 FREE CHRISTMAS SONGS for you to download now through the end of the year! (CLICK HERE)
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
CHRISTMAS IN MUSIC SERIES
News Editor Caitlin Lassiter posed questions to some of your favorite artists, including Tenth Avenue North, TobyMac, Matthew West, Meredith Andrews and more!
Part 1: Which classic Christmas song do artists wish they had written?
Part 2: Which Christmas story character is the most compelling?
Part 3: Artists talk about their favorite Christmas traditions
Part 4: Which gift is the best one artists have ever received?
BEHIND THE SONG DEVOTIONALS
Kevin Davis chats with artists about the inspiration behind their singles all year long, and Christmastime is no exception.
Hannah Kerr - "Emmanuel": Hannah reflects on the beauty of "God with us."
Melanie Penn - "Immanuel":She wrote this song from the shepherds' perspective.
Unspoken - "Christmas Everyday":Unspoken puts a unique spin in the way the gospel impacts the Christmas season.
Katy Kinard - "Human For Me":Katy Kinard captures the humanity of Jesus and how costly that was in this Christmas song.
The Peace Project: Thoughts on Christmas
Moved by the words of Hillsong's Christmas album, The Peace Project
, the NRT staff shares some brief, inspired devotionals based on the songs.
Planetshakers: Our First Christmas Gift
Planetshakers' Rudy Nikkerud shares his thoughts about finding true joy during the holiday season.
NRT LISTS/MISC. FEATURES
Six Christmas Questions with Paul Baloche
The iconic worship leader and songwriter shares about how to keep a worshipful focus while singing Christmas carols... and we illustrate with GIFs.
Top 10 Original Christmas Songs of 2017
Kevin Davis shares his favorite new holiday tunes from artists; find out his picks!
We had fun with artist names and made them a tad more jolly. Fully illustrated!