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Here we have complied a listing of all Christmas related resources found within this site. The stories are great information for your
newsletters, bulletins, meetings, etc.
Christmas Chorded Songs

Angels We Have Heard on High - F
Away in a manger - F
Emmanuel - Norman Hutchins - Db
Emmanuel - Norman Hutchins
Emmanuel - Norman Hutchins
Go Tell It On the Mountain   
He Is Here - Full Gospel BF
It Was A Silent Night - Kirk Franklin
Jesus is the Reason - Kirk Franklin - Cm
Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child - Ab
Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child   
Jesus, the Light of the World - Ab
Joy to the World  
Night That Christ was Born, The - Kirk Franklin - C
Night That Christ Was Born, The - Kirk Franklin
Now Behold the Lamb - Kirk Franklin - Bb
Now Behold the Lamb - Kirk Franklin
Now behold the Lamb - Kirk Franklin
O Come All Ye Faithful - G  ( Midi available)
O Come All Ye Faithful  
O Come Let Us Adore Him  - Eb
O Come Let Us Adore Him - Db
O Holy Night - C   (Midi available)
O Holy Night  
Silent Night - Ab
Silent Night - C
Silent Night
Silent Night - Gb
midi by Hammondman
This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
Walk in the light  
White Christmas  
Who Would Imagine a King - The Preacher's Wife CD
with midi by Lisa
Christmas Cds
compiled by Long Fngers

Traditional Gospel:
* "Christmas with Shirley Ceasar" (Shirley Ceasar - Myrrh Records)
* "Merry Christmas" (James Cleveland)
* "The Gift Of Christmas" (Andre Crouch - Warner Records)
* "Christmas" (Edwin Hawkins Singers - BMG Records)
* "A Gospel Christmas with Mahalia" (Mahalia Jackson - Laserlight Records)
* "A Spiritual Christmas" (Mahalia Jackson - Fine Tune Records)
* "Mahalia Sings Songs Of Christmas" (Mahalia Jackson - Legacy Records)
* "Christmas with Dottie" (Dottie Peoples - AIR Records)
* "Follow The Star" (Bishop Nathaniel Townsley Jr. & The Gospel Jubilee - Tortoise G4)
* "Gospel Stars At Christmas" (Various Artists - Liquid 8 Records)
* "Very Gospel Christmas" (Various Artists - MCA Records)
* "Essential Gospel Christmas" (Various Artists)
* "A Gospel Christmas" (The Myra Walker Singers - CGI Platinum Records)

Contemporary Gospel:
* "Christmas With Yolanda Adams" (Yolanda Adams - Elektra Records)
* "The Truth About Christmas" (Vanessa Bell Armstrong - Verity Records)
* "Christmas" (Kirk Franklin & The Family)
* "A James Hall Christmas" (James Hall & Worship and Praise - CGI Platinum Records)
* "Christmas...Just Remember" (Fred Hammond - Verity Records)
* "Hello Christmas" (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City State Singers - Crystal Rose Records)
* "Christmas Praise" (Dr. Leonard Scott & Garments of Praise - Tyscot Records)
* "The Night Before Christmas" (The Sounds of Blackness - Perspective Records)
* "The Real Meaning Of Christmas Vol. 1,2,3 (Various Artists - Verity Records)
* "Christmas Is" (Various Artists - Tyscot Records)
* "Christmas Service" (Thomas Whitfield - Sounds Of Gospel Records)
* "First Christmas" (BeBe and CeCe Winans - Capitol Records)
* "His Gift" (CeCe Winans - PMG Records)

Mix of Traditional and Contemporary Gospel:
* "Christmas Is Here" (Daryl Coley & Beloved - Verity Records)
* "Emmanuel" (Norman Hutchins - JDI Records)
* "A Special Christmas Gift" (John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir - Tyscot Records)
* "Rejoice" (Richard Smallwood & Vision - Verity)
* "A Family Christmas" (Various Artists - Malaco Records)
* "Handel's Messiah A Soulful Celebration" (Various Artists)
* "Christmas...Our Gift To You" (Various Artists - Diamante Records)
* "Christmas Presence" (Various Artists - CGI Platinum Records)
* "A Christmas Celebration" (Various Artists - Savoy/Malaco Records)
* "A Gospel Family Christmas" (Various Artists - Sparrow Records)
* "Gospel At Christmas Time" (Various Artists - Malaco Records)
* "A Gospel Christmas" (Various Artists - EMI/Capitol Records)
* "Christmas Memories" (Various Artists - Verity Records)
* "Down Home Christmas In Mississippi" (Various Artists - Blackberry Records)
* "Gospel Christmas" (Various Artists - Empire Records)
* "Gospel Spirit Of Christmas" (Various Artists - Universal Records)
* "A Gospel Christmas Card" (Various Artists - Specialty Records)

Quartet Style Gospel:
* "Christmas with The Gospel KeyNotes" (The Gospel Keynotes - Black Label)
* "He Is Christmas" (Take 6 - Reprise Records)
* "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" (Take 6)
* "Gospel Christmas" (The Zion Harmonizers)
* "A Candlelight Christmas" (The Williams Brothers - Blackberry Records)
* "Celebrate This Christmas" (The Williams Brothers - Savoy Records)
* "Christmas with The Ward Singers" (The Ward Singers - Savoy Records)
* "Christmas" (The Clark Sisters - Sounds Of Gospel Records)
Christmas Midi

Angels We Have Heard on High - Chuck A.
Angels We Have Heard on High - Lisa
Angels We Have Heard On High - Sam Tolbert
Away in a Manger - Chuck A.
Away in A Manger - Ezra Bufford
Away In A Manger - Sam Tolbert
Born in Bethlehem (Children, Go Where I Send Thee) - Chuck A.
Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire - Lisa
Christmas Spirit - 88 Keys
Christmas Time Is Here - Lisa
Emmanuel (Norman Hutchins) - Bruce Baker
Go Tell It on the Mountain - Chuck A.
Jesus Is The Reason - Hammondman
Jesus the Light of the World - Chuck A.
Jesus, The Light of the World - Lisa
Joy to the World - Chuck A.
Mary's Little Boy Chile - Chuck A.
Now Behold the Lamb (Kirk Franklin) - Sam Tolbert
O Come All Ye Faithful - Lisa
O Holy Night - Ezra Bufford
O Holy Night - Lisa
Silent Night - Chuck A.
Silent Night - Ezra Bufford
Silent Night - Jeremiah Young
Silent Night - Hammondman
Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Chuck A.
Wasn't That A Mighty Day - Chuck A.
White Christmas - Lisa
Who Would Imagine a King - Lisa
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The Story of the Candy Cane

Are you thinking , what is so special about a Candy Cane and how it relates to
Christmas? Here is how and why:

1. The CANDY CANE is the shape of a Shepherd's staff. Jesus is our Shepherd and we
are His flock.

2. Upside down, the CANDY CANE is a "J"  the first letter of Jesus' name.

3. The wide red stripe represents the blood Jesus shed on the cross for our sins.

4. The white stripe represents our sinlessness and purity of our Lord.

5. The narrow red stripe symbolizes  By His stripes we are healed.

6. The flavoring in the CANDY CANE is peppermint, which is similar to hyssop, used in
the Old Testament for purification and sacrifice.

7. When we break our CANDY CANE, it reminds us that Jesus' body was broken for us.

8. And if with love, we share our CANDY CANE with someone it is symbolic of sharing
the LOVE of Jesus Sharing and caring, feeling each other's needs.

9. The green ribbon on the CANDY CANE has been added to remind you that the
simplest, truest meaning - of the reason - of the season-

"  J  E  S  U  S  "

Santa lives at the North Pole...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year...
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, what's your
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He
knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even
knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO...
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"...
JESUS says, "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes an
builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember
WHO Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas,
Jesus is still the reason for the season. Yes, JESUS is better,
He is even better than Santa Claus. Merry CHRISTmas