- Released: September 1, 2003
- Label: Sparrow
- 1.Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / The Music Of Christmas
- 2.Christmas Is All in the Heart
- 3.Angels We Have Heard on High
- 4.O Come, O Come Emmanuel
- 5.Our God Is With Us
- 6.Interlude: The Music of Christmas: Joy To The World / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / The First Noel / Angels We Have Heard On High
- 7.This Baby
- 8.Silent Night / Away In A Manger / O Holy Night
- 9.Carol of the Bells
- 10.O Come All Ye Faithful
- 11.Going Home For Christmas
- 12.Precious Promise
Personnel: Steven Curtis Chapman (vocals, acoustic, high-string, 12-string & gut-string guitars, mandolin, dobro, hammered dulcimer, synth guitar); CeCe Winans, Herb Chapman, Sr., Herb Chapman, Jr. (vocals); Gordon Kennedy (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Jerry McPherson, Randy Pierce, Dann Huff (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Shane Keister (piano, keyboards); Robbie Buchanan (keyboards, programming); Scott Sheriff (keyboards); Leland Sklar, Jimmie Lee Sloas (bass); Steve Brewster (drums, programming); Paul Leim (drums); Terry McMillan (jingle bells); Blair Masters (programming); Max Carl, Bob Carlisle, Lisa Cochran, Robin Johnson, Michael Mellett, Bill Champlin, Tommy Funderburk, Alan Arak, Robert Carpenter, Charles Eversole, Barry Phillips, Terry Wood, The Belmont Church Choir, The American Boychoir (background vocals).
The London Session Orchestra includes: Gavyn Wright (concertmaster).
The Kids Connection Choir: Emily Estes, Ashley Melling, Kathy Dunham, Lance High, Becky Paxton, Mary Kathryn Musick, Luke Gustafson, Amanda Barfield, Holly Burt (background vocals).
Producers: Brown Bannister, Steven Curtis Chapman.
Engineers: Steve Bishir (tracks 1, 11); Steve Bishir, Chris Dibble (tracks 3-9, 12); Jeff Balding, Steve Bishir (track 2); Jeff Balding, Chris Dibble, Steve Bishir (track 10).
Principally recorded at The Dugout Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
THE MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Chapman's The Music of Christmas includes both traditional seasonal favorites and new material, and features the CCM hit "Christmas in All in the Heart," a duet with CeCe Winans; it's a record certain to please his fanbase. ~ Jason Ankeny