- Released: September 1, 2003
- Label: Sparrow
- 1.Joy to the World
- 2.The Angels Medley: The First Noel / Angels We Have Heard on High / Hark ...: The First Noel / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark The Herald Angels Sing
- 3.Don't Save It All for Christmas Day
- 4.Jesus Born on This Day
- 5.Winter Wonderland
- 6.Light a Candle
- 7.Good News
- 8.The Christmas Song
- 9.Manger Medley: O Come O Come Emmanuel / Away in the Manger / O Little Town: O Come O Come Emmanuel / Away In A Manger / O Little Town Of Behtlehem / Silent Night
- 10.We Are the Reason
Avalon: Michael Passons, Cherie Adams, Jody McBrayer, Janna P. Long (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Darwin Hobbs, Nicol Smith.
Recorded at Sound Kitchen, Brentwood, Tennessee; Abbey Road, Whitfield Street, London, England; Studios Piccolo, Montreal, Quebec.
JOY: A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Audio Mixer: Steve Bishir.
JOY is a holiday offering from Christian pop quartet AVALON. Don't misunderstand, though. This isn't Bing Crosby-style Christmas music. Avalon is unquestionably contemporary, and whether they're tackling a chestnut (pun intended) like "The Christmas Song" or performing original Yuletide compositions, they do it their way. Pure pop is the reigning aesthetic here, complete with danceable beats, synth hooks, and harmonies that wouldn't sound out of place on any chart-topping teen-pop mega-smash album you care to name. In short, JOY is a Christmas album that should appeal to those with holiday spirit as well as anyone with an ear on pop radio.