Entertainment Weekly - 12/10/99, p.107
"...her most religious album in eons, her unstrained voice providing balm for the post-mall jitters..." - Rating: B-
Personnel includes: Amy Grant, Grace Stumb (vocals); Tom Hemby, Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Jerry McPherson (electric guitar); Bobby Taylor (oboe); Tim Morrison (trumpet); Michael Omartian (piano); Jimmy Lee Sloas, Craig Nelson (bass); John Hammond (drums); Alvin Chea, Randy Crenshaw, Rick Logan, Mervyn Waters, Vince Gill, Don Shelton, Lisa Bevill, J.D. Cunningham, Michael Mellett, Beverly Darnall (background vocals); The Patrick Williams Orchestra
& Choir, Nashville Pipes & Drums, Nashville Studio Orchestra.
Engineers include: Al Schmitt, Ron Huff, Terry Christian.
Recorded at Sony Pictures Studio, Culver City, California; Sound House Studio, Brentwood, Tennessee; Sound Kitchen, Franklin, Tennessee.
Personnel: Amy Grant (vocals); Patrick Williams (various instruments).
Additional personnel: Ronn Huff & The Nashville Studio Orchestra (various instruments); Patrick Williams (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Steve Hall .
Eminently photogenic pop vocalist Amy Grant's holiday album A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER is a pleasant collection that mixes Christmas standards, stirring instrumentals, and some of Grant's own late-winter compositions. Throughout, the singer receives generous backing support from the Patrick Williams Orchestra and Choir, as well as the Nashville Studio Orchestra.
Originals include the album-opening title track as well as the delicate "Christmas Lullaby," on which Grant shares the spotlight with child vocalist Grace Stumb. The strains of bagpipes introduce the orchestral instrumental "Highland Cathedral." Grant's treatments of Christmas vocal standards are impressive, as her "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bell Rock" work the transporting magic that these Christmas chestnuts are known for.