When a Child Is Born

I recently did a “Pick Five” on Facebook, using one of the generic “current favorite songs” categories, to pick my five favorite “contemporary” Christmas songs. Top eight:

1. The Christmas Wish (Muppets and John Denver)
2. While You Were Sleeping
3. Incredible Phat (The Coldest Night of the Year)–originally Art Garfunkel, covered by Elaine Paige and otherwise obscure
4. When the River Meets the Sea (Muppets with or without Denver)
5. Was He a Boy Like Me (VeggieTales)
6. Alfie/It’s In Every One of Us
7. When Children Rule the World (Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jim Steinman)
8. When a Child Is Born
9. Because It’s Christmas (Barry Manilow)
10. Strange Way to Save the World

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