A Christmas to Remember

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A Christmas to Remember
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Studio album by Amy Grant
Released October 19, 1999
Genre Christmas
Length 38:45
Label Myrrh/A&M
Producer Michael Omartian
Amy Grant chronology
Behind the Eyes
A Christmas to Remember
Her Greatest Inspirational Songs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

A Christmas to Remember is a 1999 Christmas album by Amy Grant with the Patrick Williams Orchestra, which became certified gold. It is her third Christmas album with a blend of some traditional songs but mostly originals.

In 2007, A Christmas to Remember was reissued and digitally remastered by Grant's new record label, EMI/Sparrow Records, along with 13 other Amy Grant albums. The remastered edition is labeled with a "Digitally Remastered" logo in the 'gutter' on the CD front,[2] because of Grant's deal with her previous label, Word Records, the remastered editions of A Christmas to Remember and Behind the Eyes was not sold in Christian Music retailers such as Family Christian Stores or Lifeway Christian Resources until 2009.[citation needed] Until 2009, Word Records continued to distribute those titles to Christian retailers in the original, non-remastered editions while EMI distributed the remastered editions to most major retailers, the twelve remaining remastered editions were distributed by EMI to all US retailers, both Christian and secular.[3]

An early release of the CD was sold exclusively at Target Stores and featured a cover of The Carpenters song "Merry Christmas Darling" as a hidden track.[citation needed] This track was eventually re-released on Amy Grants' 2005 compilation Christmas album My Best Christmas.[citation needed]

A primetime Christmas special, Amy Grant: A Christmas to Remember, aired on December 15, 1999, on CBS, ABC, 36, Vision Celestial. Special guests included 98 Degrees (whose career saw a boost after the appearance), Tony Bennett and CeCe Winans.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Christmas to Remember" Amy Grant, Chris Eaton, Beverly Darnall 4:21
2. "Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away" Roger Cook, Wayne Jackson 3:15
3. "Silent Night" Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber 3:46
4. "Christmas Lullaby (I Will Lead You Home)" Amy Grant, Chris Eaton 3:10
5. "Highland Cathedral" Ulrich Roever, Michael Korb 2:49
6. "Jingle Bell Rock" Joe Beal, Jim Boothe 2:25
7. "Mister Santa" Pat Ballard 2:30
8. "'Til the Season Comes 'Round Again" John Jarvis, Randy Goodrum 5:04
9. "Gabriel's Oboe" Ennio Morricone 2:14
10. "Welcome to Our World" Chris Rice 2:56
11. "Agnus Dei" Michael W. Smith 6:15