- Released: February 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Joy to the World
- 2.It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
- 6.What Child Is This?
- 7.Hope Is Born Again
- 8.Winter Peace
- 9.The First Noel
- 10.Oh Christmas Tree
- 11.Little Town of Bethlehem
- 12.Dreams Come True
- 13.The Gift
Personnel includes: Jim Brickman (piano); Ronn Huff (conductor); Mark Wolfram (various instruments); Kenny Loggins, Collin Raye, Susan Ashton (vocals); Dann Huff (electric guitar); Jerry McPherson (guitar); Nashville String Machine (strings); Norbert Satchel (soprano saxophone); Dan Shea (keyboards, bass, keyboard & rhythm programming); Marilyn Harris (keyboards); Craig Nelson (bass); Aaron Smith (drums); Blair Masters (percussion, programming); Point Of Grace.
Point Of Grace: Shelley Breen, Heather Floyd, Denise Jones, Terry Jones (vocals).
Producers: Jim Brickman, Mark Wolfram, Dan Shea, Blair Masters, Brent Bourgeois.
Engineers include: Eddie King, Juan Garza, Terry Christian, Craig Hansen, Mike Poole.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Jim Brickman brings his formidable skills as a composer, performer, and pianist to his first album of holiday music. With a variety of guest appearances including Kenny Loggins, Susan Ashton, and Collin Raye, THE GIFT features the simple approach and warm, expressive piano playing which has made Jim Brickman one of the most popular solo instrumental performers. The twelve tracks on this recording include both intimate interpretations of Christmas classics as well as a number of Brickman-composed seasonal offerings. The Brickman originals are, as always, skillfully crafted. Each tune is instantly hummable and the vocal tracks feature lyrics which are at once tender and romantic without being corny on insincere. The warmth and honesty of THE GIFT is sure to touch even the most cynical of listeners.