Here’s a little online Christmas EP for you.
A little about each song below the player.
Hope you enjoy it.
About the Songs:
Christmastime Is Here
The classic Vince Guaraldi song from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I just thought it would be fun to learn it on guitar.
This great song was written by my good friend, Bill Nash. I think it’s one of my personal favorite Christmas songs, and just captures the essence of the season. I’m pleased that he let me record it a few years back.
The Martyr of Black Friday
A song I wrote about the death of Jdimytai Damour, on Black Friday in 2008. Possibly the most depressingly themed Christmas song ever. Learn more of his story here.
My Thanksgiving song.
Midnight Clear Mashup
If you really listen to the lyrics of this famous hymn, you find it’s a powerful song of peace. (Especially verse two). So, I decided to juxtapose message of peace in the Christmas story, with every modern President and their messages of “peace through strength.” The great theologian, Linus, gets the final word.
In the Bleak Midwinter
The classic hymn by Christina Rossetti. I love the stark imagery in this song…not only of winter…but also of incarnation itself…of a mother’s love and how that too is a part of incarnation.
Two years ago, it snowed on Christmas Eve. One of my most amazing moments in recent years was being in church at 11 pm, as everyone held up candles and sang “Silent Night.” And I had the privilege of being able to look out beyond the candlelight, and see falling snow, silhouetted by the street lights. That image stays with me, as one of the most incredible visuals I’ve ever seen, and helped inspire this song.
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