Lyricists: Cindy Morgan; David Hamilton ; Jonas Myrin; Michael W. Smith; Ryan Smith ; Tony Wood; Wes King.
Personnel: Michael W. Smith (piano); David Davidson (violin); Skip Cleavinger (pennywhistle, bagpipe); David Hamilton (piano, celesta, synthesizer); Paul Liem (drums); Sam Bacco (bass drum, snare drum); Bonnie Keen (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: David Schober.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Brentwood Baptist Church; Deer Valley; Legacy Recording Studios, New York, NY; Paragon Studios, Franklin, TN; Studio One, Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
Arrangers: David Hamilton ; Michael W. Smith; Ronn Huff; Carl Marsh.
No stranger to albums celebrating the birth of Jesus, Christian pop superstar Michael W. Smith presents his third holiday release with 2007's IT'S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS. Highlights of this Yuletide offering by the easy-going singer/keyboardist include the sweepingly orchestral "Song for the King" and the comforting "Christmas Day," a gentle, nostalgic duet with the AMERICAN IDOL contestant Mandisa.