Jeremy Camp – “Christmas: God With Us” (Review)

Jeremy Camp – “Christmas: God With Us” (Review)

jeremy camp christmas God with us

BEC Recordings

Released September 25, 2012

Reviewed by Emily Kjonaas

Jeremy Camp – Christmas: God With Us (iTunes/Amazon MP3)

I love Christmas music, probably more than anyone else I know. I’ve been known to rock out to “Jingle Bell Rock” or “O Holy Night” year-round, much to the annoyance of my family and friends. You could throw Christmas music at me in the dead of summer and I will probably be overjoyed to hear it. Some think September is too early to play Christmas music, but I say to you no, it’s definitely not. Jeremy Camp is smart in getting his music out there early with Christmas: God With Us.

This is a typical Christmas CD with ninety percent of this record being songs of old, that is, previously recorded Christmas songs that others have sang before. But that’s become one common theme among “new” Christmas CDs – throw together a bunch of (sometimes) overly done Christmas songs and compile a record to put out months before Christmas. Camp recreated classics such as “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Joy To The World”, “Let It Snow”, and “Away In A Manger”, among others, giving his approach to the style of these songs.

One of my favorite Christmas songs appears on this record, “Mary Did You Know”. So to have Camp cover that song, well, let’s just say it’s one of the best on the album in my opinion. His solo creation, and the title track of this record “God With Us” appears at track 8. It was written after Jeremy Camp was thinking about what the Son of God did for us. He says: “It was amazing to think that our King actually came to this earth and walked among us as human fleshThe lyrics came out as an expression of what I was thinking at that moment.

If you love Jeremy Camp or Christmas music, you should get this record now. If you’re one to grumble about it being too early to listen to Christmas music, wait until November 23rd. Jeremy Camp fans have long awaited his release of a full-length Christmas album. Well Campers, your wait is finally over! Camp’s 8th studio project is his first Christmas album, Christmas: God With Us.

Score: 3/5

Track List:

  1. Jingle Bell Rock
  2. Hark! The Herald Angel Sing
  3. Joy To The World
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Let It Snow
  7. Mary Did You Know
  8. God With Us
  9. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  10. Away In A Manger

About Emily Kjonaas

Emily Kjonaas is from Moorhead, MN and is a reviewer for Christian Music Zine. Her favorite Christian band is Kutless and loves attending concerts. She is studying to be a nurse and loves her job as a caregiver. More Posts

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