With Christmas fast approaching, this means we will be hearing Christmas carols and songs on the radio and at shopping areas all around. Hearing a good Christian Christmas song can help us remember why we celebrate the nativity and what the true meaning of 'Christmas' is. It seems that the words and the music that is played during Christmas time puts us in a mood like no other during the year. Here are five great Christian songs to listen to during this joyous season:
1. O Holy Night - Celine Dion
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Christian music pioneer TobyMac received his ninth solo career GRAMMY nomination last week, already coming off of winning the "Artist of the Year" (Dove Awards).
The nomination is for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for single "Speak Life." The song has been at No. 1 for three weeks on the AC Indicator was written Billboard 200 No. 1 record and last year's GRAMMY winning, EYE ON IT.
According to a press release TobyMac will release a music video for "Speak Life" in January 2014. more >>
A recently released version of the Christmas carol, "Little Drummer Boy" by acapella singing group Pentatonix, is so good it's getting praise from even people who admit they "don't like Christianity".
The group released the video to the "soothing" version of the carol on YouTube on Nov. 25 and it has racked up nearly 16 million views as of Monday evening as well as what appears to be an unending stream of praise from viewers online.
"I don't like Christianity but some Christian songs are so soothing," wrote Francisco Gallardo. more >>
Viral music video artist Rebecca Black debut a follow-up to her hit song, moving from "Friday" to "Saturday" this time around. An entrepreneurship expert praised the pop star for thriving despite the massive public backlash against her first hit, and warned that the true cause behind teens' tendency to party hard and make bad decisions is the oppressive culture of the public school.
"Two PM getting out of my bed, trying to get Friday out of my head, it's all so hazy, got a little too crazy, you know I'd do it all again," sings Rebecca Black in her newest video. Starting the afternoon after "Friday's" explosive shin-dig, she sits up from a tough night on the couch, ready to party some more.
"She's slightly making fun of herself, but really making fun of the extremely negative public reaction," Jeffrey Tucker, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books and research fellow at the Christian Acton Institute, told The Christian Post on Monday. Tucker praised Black for persisting through the huge backlash to her hit song "Friday," even going so far as to make a sequel. more >>
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization, known as PETA, is praising Jay Z and Beyonce for their decision to become vegans for 22 days.
"PETA praises Jay Z and Beyoncé for getting animals off their plates for 22 days and hopes that this great spiritual exercise will open their eyes to the suffering of all animals-including the wonderful ones who are killed not for the table but for a coat, a belt, or a bag," a PETA representative said, according to Yahoo! omg! reports.
Jay Z took to his Life + Times website just before his 44th birthday on Dec 4 to let fans know about his decision to go on a spiritual cleanse with his wife and singer Beyonce. more >>
Tamar Braxton is opening up about bouncing back from having damaged blood vessels on her vocal chords.
Braxton, the 36-year-old singer-songwriter who is currently touring, is admitting that her voice is not always at 100 percent these days.
"Some days it's just not there…I didn't allow myself time to heal, so therefore it's going to take me longer and I'm not ashamed," Braxton said in a Hip Hollywood report recently. "But I can sing my face off at the end of the day." more >>