Christmas (Rebecca St. James album)

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Christmas
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Studio album by
Released7 October 1997
GenreChristmas music, contemporary Christian music
Length43:24
LabelForeFront
ProducerTedd T
Rebecca St. James chronology
God
(1996)
Christmas
(1997)
Pray
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

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

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sweet Little Jesus Boy"Robert Mac Gimsey3:59
2."Happy Christmas"John Lennon, Yoko Ono3:40
3."O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"Traditional5:20
4."One Small Child"David Meece3:25
5."Silent Night"Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr5:51
6."O Holy Night"Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight4:56
7."What Child Is This"William Chatterton Dix, Traditional4:26
8."Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"J.S. Bach3:47
9."O Come, All Ye Faithful"Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade4:34
10."A Cradle Prayer"Rebecca St. James, Charles Garrett3:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Rebecca St. James – lead and backing vocals
  • Tedd T – arrangements, programming, keyboards, loops, guitar, electric guitar
  • Byron Hagen – Hammond organ, string arrangements
  • David Cleveland – acoustic guitar
  • Vince Emmett – mandolin
  • Charles Garrett – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Carlos Pennell – guitar
  • Micah Wilshire – acoustic guitar
  • Chuck Zwicky – guitar
  • Brent Milligan – guitar, bass
  • Otto Price – bass
  • Dan Needham – drums
  • Andrew Payne – drums, djembe
  • Carl Marsh – string arrangements
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Antoine Silverman – violin

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Tedd T
  • Executive Producers – Dan Brock and Eddie DeGarmo
  • Engineers – Jullian Kindred, Tedd T and Michael Quinlan.
  • Mixing – Jullian Kindred, Marcelo Pennell and Chuck Zwicky.
  • Mastered by Ken Love at MasterMix (Nashville, TN).
  • Art Direction and Design – Tom Davis
  • Photography – Frank W. Ockenfels III
  • Management – David Smallbone

Charts[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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

Note[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christmas - Rebecca St. James | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Rebecca St. James – Christmas". Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2008.