Voices-only Wednesday: Christmas a cappella music is an awakening force
I downloaded a copy of the album — saving a few bucks by getting it online instead of buying it in a store. I’m impressed. It even includes a bonus a cappella version of “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen,” to my daughters’ delight. (Oddly enough, that tune is not on Idina Menzel’s Christmas album. Go figure.)
I think my favorite tune on “That’s Christmas to Me” is the second track, a cover of Fleet Fox’s “White Winter Hymnal.”
This is special time of year, when vocalists who usually sing secular tunes switch gears and proclaim that “Christ is born in Bethlehem” and the like. (You’ll also hear contemporary Christian artist singing “secular” holiday tunes such as “Deck the Halls.”)
Here’s Pentatonix’s “Mary Did You Know?” in case you’re one of the two people who hasn’t seen it yet.
Pentatonix isn’t the only a cappella group doing great Christmas music, by the way. Here’s another group from “The Sing Off,” Home Free, singing “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Check out their album, “Full of Cheer.”