Personnel: Bart Millard (vocals, background vocals); Barry Graul, Mike Scheuchzer (guitar, background vocals); Janet Darnall, Conni Ellisor, Kris Wilkinson, David Davidson , Monisa Angell, David Angell (viola); Carole Rabinowitz (cello); Mark Douthit (saxophone); Mike Haynes , Keith Smith (trumpet); Barry Green (trombone); Ben Shive (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards, programming); Robby Shaffer (drums); Nathan Cochran (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Shane D. Wilson.
Recording information: The Beehive, Nashville, TN; Townsend Sound, Franklin, TN.
Photographer: Eric Brown.
Released in time for the 2015 holiday season, MercyMe, It's Christmas! is the second Yuletide offering from veteran CCM act MercyMe. Similar to 2005's The Christmas Sessions, this collection offers up a balanced mix of classic carols and sentimental holiday favorites performed in the Texas band's tightly arranged rock and pop style. From the orchestral bombast of the worship-oriented "Newborn" to the more casual swing of "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" MercyMe do their best to include a little something for everyone. ~ Timothy Monger