- Released: September 27, 2005
- Label: Sony
- 1.It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
- 3.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- 4.Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
- 5.Winter Wonderland / White Christmas
- 6.Christmas Time Is Here
- 7.Silent Night
- 9.Drummer Boy
- 10.I Heard The Bells
- 11.O Holy Night
- 12.Joseph's Lullaby
MercyMe: Jim Bryson, Bart Millard, Barry Graul, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer.
On 2005's CHRISTMAS SESSIONS, the Texas-based Christian rock band MercyMe offers up a standout set of Yuletide tunes. While the songs here--which include "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and "Silent Night"--will be quite familiar to most, the sextet's inventive, guitar-centric pop/rock arrangements make these holiday classics sound far from traditional. Those looking for an excellent collection of Christmas songs cast in a contemporary light will find it here.