- Released: October 7, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day
- 2.O Come All Ye Faithful
- 3.Joy To the World
- 4.While You Were Sleeping [Christmas Version]
- 5.Silent Night
- 6.God is With Us
- 7.Away In a Manger
- 8.Christmas Offering
- 9.Sweet Little Jesus Boy
- 10.O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Connie Ellisor, Karen Winkelmann, Alan Umstead, David Angell, Catherine Umstead, Cate Myer (violin); Bruce Christensen, Christopher Farrell , Jim Grosjean, Monisa Angell (viola); Kirsten Cassel, Julia Tanner, Anthony LaMarchina (cello); Pamela Sixfin (strings).
Audio Mixer: Michael Hewitt.
Recording information: My Refuge Studio, McDonough, GA; Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studio; Zoo Studio, Franklin, TN.
Arrangers: Mark Hall; Bernie Herms; Melodee DeVevo.
With 2008's PEACE ON EARTH, Casting Crowns joins many of its Christian-rock peers in the we-finally-made-a-holiday-album club. In contrast to its regular studio offerings, the Florida-based band generally avoids its guitar-heavy post-grunge sound, instead employing a string section to stirring affect (see the sweepingly orchestral "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day").