Trust me on this one: Caleb Collins Christmas album is the kind you will want to play on repeat not just this Christmas, but many to follow. Much like Harry Connick, Jr., Amy Grant, and Michael Buble, Caleb Collins Christmas music fits the season perfectly for as wide an audience as possible. In other words, kids, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and even hipsters will enjoy listening to this collection of songs.
Caleb’s love for music began in the church he attended with his parents and two brothers in Southern Idaho. Starting piano lessons at 5 years old, he began playing piano in church when he was 12 years old.
In high school, Caleb co-wrote a full-length musical containing 24 original songs, with writing partner and next door neighbor, Alison Holman. Together, they have staged and workshopped the musical with a cast of 15 actors, performing in Idaho, Utah, and New York City. Indeed, his move to NYC has been good for him.
Caleb Collins Christmas could best be described as jazz informed by a New York sensibility. It’s a mix of originals and familiar favorites, sung in a warm tone that invites the listeners in. Furthermore, Collins truly enjoys Christmas– he even keeps a Christmas tree up all year round. So when he sings his Christmas songs, he means the words, and that’s important with this sort of music.
Caleb Collins has the kind of voice made for singing Christmas music.
Imagine combining the aforementioned Harry Connick, Jr., Amy Grant and Michael Buble together, and you get Caleb Collins Christmas. The singer, a Juilliard School student who has sung with the world famous Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, has been mentored by Morris Chapman, whom he joins on a soulful update of Chapman’s 1985 song, “Bethlehem Morning.”
1. Let It Snow
2. Joy To The World
3. O Come O Come Emmanuel
4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6. Bethlehem Morning ft. Morris Chapman
7. The Story of Us
8. What Child Is This?
9. I Heard The Bells ft. Rachel Williams
10. Sweet Time of the Year
11. O Holy Night
12. The First Noel
13. Silent Night