Christmas CD

Artist: Kirk Franklin

CD

Release date: n/a

£7.19 (was £7.99)

Contemporary gospel star Kirk Franklin made one of his most accessible and commercially successful records with 'Christmas'. From Franklin's heartfelt spoken-word intro to the breezy, smoothed-out version of 'O Come All Ye Faithful,' 'Christmas' blends devout Christian messages and the power of traditional gospel with contemporary R&B and hip-hop flavors. It's no coincidence that Franklin's 17-piece chorus is called 'the Family,' because the entire record is suffused with the warmth and intimacy of a family-oriented holiday event.