Did you ever wonder when and where and how the favorite Christmas carols we sing every year came into being? Wonder no longer. Sheldon Cohen, ACTA’s celebrated producer of devotional CDs and DVDs (The Rosary, The Stations of the Cross, Music to Heal the Body and the Soul, God’s Greatest Hits, and many, many others), here narrates the true stories behind the writing of fourteen beloved Christmas hymns. He is joined in this narration by Mary Hilyard, a professional voice who reads portions of each of the song’s lyrics, followed by a beautiful rendition of each carol by members of the Pacific Pops Orchestra and the New Horizon Singers.
As a special feature, there is a second disc that reprises the performances of all fourteen of the carols so they can be played over and over. The perfect gift for Advent and Christmas. Included in this double CD are the stories behind Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, O Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard on High, Silent Night, Go Tell It on the Mountain, I Wonder as I Wander, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Away in a Manger, The First Noel, Pat-A-Pan, O Come All Ye Faithful, and The Hallelujah Chorus.