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10 great Christmas songs from D.C. area gospel artists

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It's no secret that the Washington, D.C. metro area is home to many talented gospel artists. As Christmas draws near, here's a look at ten Christmas songs and albums from D.C. area artists that are worth the investment.

1. "Carol of the Drum" ~Robert E. Person. The gospel jazz vocalist has a voice that commands attention. Listeners will certainly be captivated by his take on “The Little Drummer Boy.”

2. "Carols Sing"~Tanya Dallas-Lewis. The gospel artist and radio personality ("The Music Box") brings her signature style to this single. It’s almost possible to envision Dallas-Lewis smiling as she sings this fresh, timely song written by Marvin Burton, Jr.

3."Christmas Joy"~Niyi Adams. The Nigerian-born saxophonist brings his soulful jazz style to holiday classics on his first Christmas album. Listeners can relax and enjoy songs like, "Long Time Ago In Bethlehem," "What Child Is This?" and more.

4. "The Best Gift"~James "Kelly Fox" Davis and A.B.F. For those who love choir music, this album is definitely a must-have. The album includes the title track, “He Was Born” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Brother and sister Tanya Blount Trotter and Willie Blount are featured on the beautiful, “What Is Christmas?”

5. "Holiday"~Tiffany K. Edmonds. The psalmist, worship leader and Air Force veteran delivers a bouncy single filled with joyful exuberance.

6. "Go Tell It" ~Todd Ledbetter. The Stellar Award-nominated singer releases a song perfect for the Christmas season in its joyous celebration of Christ's birth.

7. "Joy"~Gavin Davis. Executive-produced by Davis, the EP includes, "Joy to the World," "It's Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas," "What Child Is This" and "O Come All Ye Faithful."

8. "The Christmas Song" ~ Outreach 24/7. The urban group brings their self-defined "gospel groove" to a remix of the classic Christmas song.

9. "Don’t Cry This Christmas" ~ Jeff Majors feat. Bunny Sigler. The song is featured on Majors' "Sacred Holidays" album.

10. "Christmas with Earnest Pugh & Friends" ~Earnest Pugh. Although Gospel's leading man has moved to Houston, the list would not be complete without the top-selling Christmas album from last year. DC-based Charles Butler & Trinity provide background vocals on the fourteen-track. The album includes the first single, “Ring Dem Bells,” “Silent Night” and "Remember Not 2 Forget." DC native Keith Williams joins Pugh on “Holy 2 U.”

Know any other great Christmas songs from DMV artists? Share them in the comment section.

© 2013 Sarah Hearn

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