Thursday, December 10, 2009

In With The New........

Every year, there are new Christmas CDs, new Christmas songs, and this year is no different. Though I am next to penniless, thanks to something called Swag Bucks, I had enough credit with Amazon to get myself a new CD and some downloads. Here are some new Christmas songs that I am enjoying:

1) Redeeming Love: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Older song, totally awesome.

2) I Heard The Bells (see note at bottom) - Casting Crowns. Actually recorded last year, but I didn't hear it until this year. Different version, but I love it.

3) The Night Before Christmas (see note at bottom) - Brandon Heath. A fairly new CCM artist, came out with this Christmas single this year, and I love it. The words. The melody. Good song.

4) How Many Kings: Downhere. Awesome song - I really love the words.

5) Christmas Makes Me Cry: Matthew West & Mandisa - cool song, and it doesn't mean cry in the sad sense

6) Give This Christmas Away: Matthew West & Amy Grant - I guess this song is on the new Veggie Tales Christmas DVD. Neat song, good message, and Matthew & Amy sound great together.

7) Ring The Bells: Travis Cottrell & Natalie Grant - just a great song & terrific harmony.

8) Comin' Home For Christmas: Dolly Parton (single)

Now for the note at the bottom......... Amazon regularly has several free music downloads - mostly music no one sane would enjoy, but also has a handful of decent songs. Right now, they have at least 50 or more Christmas songs among the 1274 free downloads. Among them are the new Brandon Heath Christmas song, The Night Before Christmas, and I Heard The Bells by Casting Crowns - and some other Christmas song by them. As of right now, they are both on the first page of free songs that come up. So download them. If you never have downloaded Amazon songs before, you will have to download their downloader. You can set it so they automatically go to Itunes or wherever you store music. Have fun downloading and listening!