The Christmas Collection is a Christmas compilation album released by American pop and Christian singer Amy Grant in 2008. It is her second Christmas compilation album, after 2005's . My Best Christmas
According to Amy Grant's official website,
When you are not only a Grammy Award-winning and multi platinum-selling artist, but also have three best-selling Christmas CDs while selling over six million Christmas albums overall what do you do? If you are Amy Grant, you hand–pick your favorites, record four new songs, and put them all together in one special CD. Such is the case with Grant’s THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION.
Album information [ edit ]
The compilation includes fourteen previously released Christmas songs from Grant's three Christmas studio albums,
, A Christmas Album , and Home for Christmas , as well as four new songs. A Christmas to Remember
Of the four new tracks, two are cover songs and two are original compositions. The two covers are "
Jingle Bells" and " Count Your Blessings". The latter is taken from the 1954 jukebox musical film , and even though Grant has stated she has not watched it yet, she recorded the song for its message. The version of "Jingle Bells" is a cover of the fast-paced arrangement written by White Christmas Marty Paich and originally recorded by Barbra Streisand. The two new original compositions are "I Need a Silent Night", co-written with constant collaborator Chris Eaton (" Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)"); and "Baby, It's Christmas", co-written with husband and fellow singer Vince Gill.
Track listing [ edit ]
The album contains a shortened version of "
A Mighty Fortress / Angels We Have Heard on High". The intro of " Sleigh Ride" actually begins over the end of "Baby, It's Christmas", and continues non-stop in a successive flow.
Album - Billboard (North America)
The Billboard 200
Billboard Comprehensive Albums
Top Holiday Albums
Top Christian Albums
Top Christian and Gospel Albums
Singles - Billboard (North America)
"I Need A Silent Night"
Hot Christian Songs
Hot Christian Adult Contemporary
End of year charts [ edit ]
Billboard Top Christian Albums 16
References [ edit ]