I adore Christmas music and each year I’m always on the lookout for something new. This year I have 3 new Christmas CDs on my radar and I was blessed to receive one of them for review! Christmas by Francesca Battistelli is a well-rounded classic Christmas album. The album contains 7 classic Christmas tracks-with great arrangements and 4 new songs that Battistelli had a hand in writing.
1. “The Christmas Song”
2. “Heaven Everywhere”
3. “Christmas Is”
4. “What Child Is This? (First Noel Prelude)”
5. “Marshmallow World”
6. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
7. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
8. “You’re Here”
9. “Joy To The World”
10. “Christmas Dreams”
11. “Go Tell It On The Mountain”
I think my favorite track is “You’re Here” but “Heaven Everywhere” is a close second. This entire album is soulful and very well arranged and produced. If you are looking for an addition to your Christmas music collection I recommend Christmas by Francesca Battistelli, it will be a family favorite for years to come.
In case you aren’t familiar with Francesca and her music she won the 2011 Dove Awards for “Artist of the Year,” “Female Vocalist of the Year” and“Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year” and received a 2009 Grammy nomination for “Best Gospel Performance” for her single “Free To Be Me” off her debut album My Paper Heart.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the CD for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% mine.