Christmas (Rebecca St. James album)

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Studio album by Rebecca St. James
Released October 7, 1997
Genre Christmas music, contemporary Christian music
Length 43:24
Label ForeFront
Producer Tedd T.
Rebecca St. James chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Christmas is the fourth studio album and first Christmas album from Christian pop rock singer Rebecca St. James. It was released on October 7, 1997 through ForeFront Records.[2] The album was produced by Tedd T.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" Robert Mac Gimsey 3:59
2. "Happy Christmas" John Lennon, Yoko Ono 3:40
3. "O Come Emmanuel" Traditional 5:20
4. "One Small Child" David Meece 3:25
5. "Silent Night" Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr 5:51
6. "O Holy Night" Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight 4:56
7. "What Child Is This" William Chatterton Dix, Traditional 4:26
8. "Jesu' Joy of Man's Desiring" J.S. Bach 3:47
9. "O Come All Ye Faithful" Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade 4:34
10. "A Cradle Prayer" Rebecca St. James, Charles Garrett 3:26


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 Top Heatseekers 12
Top Contemporary Christian 14

Singles - CCM Magazine (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1997 "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" Christian Radio–Adult Contemporary 19


Although no official radio singles released off Christmas, a music video was made for "O Come All Ye Faithful".


The signature "war is over" chant in "Happy Christmas" (she spells out the whole word) and also the eponymous part of the song's title itself are intentionally omitted by the artist. In 2003, she read letters from United States soldiers to be aired on Fox News Channel during the Christmas season; furthermore, she and her record label, EMI Group plc, have released a music video of her song "I Thank You" (from Wait for Me) that saluted all troops (especially US, UK, Australia) in the successful conquest against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Rebecca St. James – Christmas". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved 2008-12-21.