by Devin Justesen
Devin Justesen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street-tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.
As we’re starting to enter the busy holiday season, it’s a great time to check out some of the great Christmas CDs we have on LDS Bookstore! We know that the best way to bring the Christmas spirit is by having uplifting and fun music to brighten your day. Here are some of the great options we have in our collection.
The newest offering from the world wide sensation - The Piano Guys! A Family Christmas contains 12 beautiful tracks of some new and some old but all loved Christmas songs like you have never heard them before and never will again! These guys put their whole heart and soul in every note they play and you can definitely hear the love!
O Come, Little Children features classic Christmas songs beloved by children and adults everywhere. Performed by the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, and featuring the singularly beautiful voice of acclaimed tenor Rolondo Villazon, this album takes the listener on a joyful journey through timeless classics that celebrate the season. Rolando's powerful tenor voice shines on classic carols "I Saw Three Ships," "Deck the Hall," and "We Three Kings." Delightful renditions of "Christmas Children" from Scrooge and "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" are performed by the Orchestra at Temple Square, followed by Rolando's tender reading of the celebrated short story "The Little Match Girl," by Charles Dickens. This album will whisk you away to once again see the childlike wonder of Christmas.
Join the immensely talented (and beloved) Nashville Tribute Band as they pay tribute to the Christmas season, including a celebration of the Savior. Sing along to fun renditions of favorite classics and be touched by meaningful originals done the Nashville way.
Experience the wonder and joy of the Christmas season like never before with the first full-length Christmas album from Billboard-chart-topping tenor Nathan Pacheco. These emotional renditions will add new life to Christmas classics like "Joy to the World," "Silver Bells," and "Winter Wonderland.”
This new album features the voice talents of some of your favorite vocalists including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, David Archuleta, Peter Hollens, Lexi Walker, the King's Singers, and Placido Domingo.
Singing sensation David Archuleta channels his contagious positive energy in a collection of Christmas favorites and originals that celebrate the joy and true meaning of the season.
This album features a collection of Christmas favorites performed on guitar with relaxing, festive production. The songs range from the serene "Away in a Manger" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" to the upbeat and joyful "Angels We Have Heard in High" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain." The guitarist on this album, Ryan Tilby, is a multi-instrumentalist who has won many awards for his skill on guitar. His carefully crafted arrangements set the perfect mood for a Christmas celebration at home.
Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster and acclaimed British actor Hugh Bonneville join the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a spectacular full-scale Christmas program that tugs at the heartstrings and bursts with the joy of the season. Hugh Bonneville's narration of the story behind the beloved hymn "It Is Well with My Soul" celebrates peace in the midst of tragedy, and Sutton Foster's crystal clear voice and vibrant stage presence thrills and captivates all in attendance.
The 360 members of the Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Tabernacle Choir.