The 25th of December

The 25th of December

Released Date: September 30, 2014
Label: Concord Records

I love the holidays…and I’ve been blessed over the last almost two decades to be on the road touring during this special time of year. No matter the city we’re in, each venue becomes a sort of ‘living room’ for us—replete with the warmth of good friends, that particular air of specialness, and of course…beloved Christmas songs. Nothing sets the tone for the holidays better than the music—it’s why we love hearing these songs, year after year. They’re more than just notes or lyrics—the songs become guideposts of our lives…reminders of Christmases past, of special moments spent with family and friends—they can return us to childlike innocence and jog our memories back to simpler times.

This album was made with that spirit in mind…an abundance of love and joy went into every single note. For me, making it was like hosting the best holiday party ever! I invited some wonderfully talented friends over…we ate, we drank, we reminisced, and then we retired to the living room, sat around the piano, and sang some songs—first, each duet partner and me; then before the party was over, we all came together for one last song: the Beatles gem “All You Need Is Love.” Though not a Christmas song, it truly holds the message of the holidays (and really, of life) for me.

Now, we invite you to join the party—so come on in and get comfy! May the music infuse your holidays with love and light, happiness and peace…a welcoming embrace of comfort and warmth to accompany you all year long. May the notes and emotions herein become a soundtrack for the wonderful new holiday memories you and your loved ones create each year.

Here’s wishing you heartfelt blessings for the holiday season ahead, in the new year, and always.

With much love and gratitude always,

Track Listing (Listen to full track)
Listen Name Time
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 1 The First Noel 3:43
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 2 It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Featuring Johnny Mathis) 3:23
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 3 This Christmas (Featuring Eric Benet) 4:34
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 4 Do You Hear What I Hear (Featuring Gloria Estefan) 4:11
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 5 My Grown Up Christmas List (Featuring Heather Headley) 4:48
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 6 Another Silent Night (Featuring Richard Marx) 3:23
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 7 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Featuing Kenny_G) 3:25
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 8 The 25th Of December (Featuring BeBe Winans) 4:19
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 9 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Featuring India Arie And Trombone Shorty) 3:11
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 10 O Holy Night (Featuring Jonathan Butler) 5:08
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 11 Medley: O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Featuring_Fantasia) 4:13
[sc_embed_player fileurl=""] 12 All You Need Is Love (Featuring Stevie Wonder With Eric Benet, Johnny Mathis, Heather Headley, Richard Marx, Jonathan Butler, Maysa, BeBe Winans, Gloria Estefan) 5:41