Monday Melody – Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day

Hi guys!  Christmas Day has come and gone, and we could well be wondering what all the huffing and puffing got us, other than a few pounds heavier and a few dollars less in our pockets!  

On the plus side:  we spent precious time with family and friends and gave God props for the gift of His Son.  

But let’s not keep the love limited to December 25…

Song/Album: “Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day” on the album “Joy–A Christmas Collection” by Avalon.

Why it made the cut:  No, I’m not being lazy; it’s just that I truly love this Christmas album by Avalon and this track in particular. It captures the essence of what we should take away from Christmas:  the need to be equally loving and giving on the other 364 days of the year.  Jody McBrayer does an awesome job with this song, first made famous by Celine Dion and later by Clay Aiken.

Artist:  The timeless Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) of the four-member group Avalon has been a musical inspiration of mine for many years with its tight harmonies and daring song choices.  Formed back in 1995, Avalon has amassed 21 top singles, six Dove awards, three Grammy nominations, and even an American Music Award.  I rank the group as my favorite CCM quartet.

Avalon has gone through many member changes; currently, alto Janna Potter-Long is the only remaining original member.  I personally think the first configuration of members (Potter/Passons/McBrayer/Hassman) was the strongest;  yet, Avalon continues to put out catchy, relevant lyrics and melodies that appeal to a broad range of musical tastes.

Favorite lyrics:
See how many people in this world
So needful in this world
How many people
Are praying for love!

Sweet spot:
From 3:05 to 3:39.
  For a guy to carry that note so perfectly:  priceless!

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