Today is December 25 and it is Christmas Day! It is the time when we remember our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth in the little town of Bethlehem. As Christians, we believe that He is the Messiah who saved us from our sins long ago. As such, this day is a celebration of the love of God to His people. More than 2,000 years ago, He sent His son, Jesus, to this world in order to deliver us from all evil and save us from our sins. Hence, we commemorate all of these by bringing you some Christmas hymns truly close to our hearts.
Christmas time is when we go home to our families and celebrate the birth of Christ. It is the time when we and our families are reunited despite our busy schedules. That is why the Christmas season is considered to be the happiest time of the year. Moreover, it is the time of giving and sharing not only with material gifts but more importantly with love.
As for the Queen of Country Reba McEntire, she goes home to her family during this season too. She is a proud devout Christian. In fact, she is a gospel singer who admitted that her musical career started when she was still young singing in their church.
Reba Sings a Christmas Classic
In 2016, Reba released her third Christmas album called My Kind of Christmas. The album features ten tracks of Christmas classics. It includes Christmas staple tunes such as “Winter Wonderland,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Silent Night.” Furthermore, Reba re-released My Kind of Christmas the following year. This time, it contained more songs and it was now available to everyone for purchase. Aside from the album’s re-release, Reba also posted every performance of each song on her YouTube channel. And, it has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
One of the iconic Christmas songs that she has sung was “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” This popular Christmas staple is an original of Bing Crosby who recorded it in 1943.
For 75 years since its release, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” has become a standard tune every Christmas season. Originally, it was conceived for all the people who are unable to be home for Christmas. Its emotional and poignant undertone goes deep to one’s heart. However, despite its sad mood, everyone still loves singing it during this season.
Check out Reba McEntire’s version of this Christmas hit:
Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!
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