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Durant: Durant Christmas

Bless Us All
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Little Drummer Boy
Just For Now
Joy to the World
O Holy Night
Baby Jesus is Born
Christmas Don't Be Late
Winter Wonderland
Feliz Navidad

Keith Lancaster, founder of the Acappella Company, pride of Goodlettsville, TN, has a beautiful and talented daughter, Melissa, who produced, recorded and mixed "Christmas" at Durant Studios in Goodlettsville. Although we're not given much info on the liner notes here, we think the good-looking, happy family on the cover (it says "Photography by Kim and Keith Lancaster") includes Melissa and her siblings or friends, and possibly Kim and Keith themselves. "Durant" could be the name of this group, or we will guess that it refers to the venue where this rich, magical, joyous Christmas album of 10 songs was recorded. In any case, this is a feel-good, foot-tapping collection that's spiritual but doesn't push it, just unabashedly celebrates the occasion, the birth of Christmas. Our favorites are Miles Goodman's "Bless Us All," Imogen Heap's "Just for Now" and Randy Handley & Cam King's "Baby Jesus is Born," three songs that are new to us. But we were equally delighted by "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," a wonderfully arranged "Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night," Alvin and the Chipmunks' silly "Christmas Don't Be Late," "Winter Wonderland" and the final cut, "Feliz Navidad," as loaded with faux horns, vocal percussion and pure joy as Grandma's fruitcake is loaded with nuts, candies and love. Listen to "Bless Us All" or "Baby Jesus is Born," and you'll know that "Christmas" has all the good stuff that Christmas has always been about!

Item code: 2291C | 1 CD | $11.95 |add item to cart
Christian | A Cappella | Male | United States
Related: Gospel Christmas
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