“These songs sound like the Charlie Brown movie,” Ben, who turns 8 this month, said from the back seat of our minivan as we were listening to Slugs & Bugs’ newest Christmas CD, “Sing the Bible Family Christmas.”
I told him Randall Goodgame – the songwriter who creates Slugs & Bugs family music – would be so glad to know my boy recognized the style of music.
“When writing some Scripture songs about the birth of Jesus, I was influenced by the jazz piano music from the Charles Schulz Peanuts Christmas special,” Randall said about the new CD on the Slugs & Bugs’ website. That music just feels like Christmas to me! So I wrote in a similar style.”
It’s a style that works! “Sing the Bible Family Christmas” includes word-for-word scripture songs along with some classic carols – all of which work together to tell about Jesus’ birth and what that means for us.
My favorite song is “When the Fullness of Time Had Come.” It’s taken from Galatians 4:4-7: “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
Those words are beautiful in their own right, but then Randall invites Ellie Holcomb to sing which brings even more loveliness to the beautiful reminder of why Jesus’ birth matters.
Here’s a list of all the songs:
1. In the Beginning – John 1:1-4, 14
2. When the Fullness of Time Had Come – Galatians 4:4-7
3. Unto Us a Child Is Born – Isaiah 9:6
4. Mary’s Song – Luke 1:46-49
5. Joseph’s Dream – Matthew 1:18-25
6. O Little Town – Luke 2:8-12
7. Glory to God – Luke 2:14
8. Mary and Jesus (instrumental)
9. Zechariah’s Prophesy – Luke 1:68-70
10. Sing O Heavens – Luke 1:68-70
11. Silent Night – Luke 2:15-20
12. I Heard the Bells
(You can listen to samples of the songs at Slugs & Bugs’ website.)
Yes, this is a Christmas album, but the music is so good and the truth so prevalent that I wouldn’t be surprised if we listen throughout the year.
I supported Slugs & Bugs’ “Sing the Bible Family Christmas” as well as the coming-this-spring “Sing the Bible Vol. 3” in a recent Kickstarter campaign. I paid real money to support these projects because Slugs & Bugs’ music has been good for our family. I’m sharing this review because I truly want to make sure y’all know about this musical goodness as the holiday season approaches. You can buy it online at the Slugs & Bugs store or on iTunes.
But one of you can win a copy! That’s right – I’ve got a copy right here for one family. Use the Rafflecopter below for your entries into the giveaway through Wednesday, Nov. 8. I’ll choose a winner Thursday, Nov. 9.
I love all Christmas music, I was just thinking of playing some today,probably Go Tell It On The Moutains is one of my favs, of course Silent Night too!
Have you heard Needtobreathe’s Go Tell It On The Mountain? THE BEST.
I love all Christmas music! Of course Hanson Christmas music is my favorite but I honestly love it all. Pretty soon the local Christian radio station will be playing Christmas music and I will listen to it non stop!
Joy to the World and Oh Come All Ye Faithful are some of my favorite songs. Oh Holy Night is another favorite and actually reminds me of Allison since this was sung at her funeral.
I usually wait until Thanksgiving to start with the Christmas music, but I do love it so much! Joy to the World is one of my favorites too. Shaun Groves has a great version of it. We went to the memorial service for Allison in Louisville, so I didn’t realize that song was played at her funeral. It’s a good one, too!
Chris Tomlin has a cool version of Joy to the World as well. And I see your above comment a out Needtobeathe’s Go Tell it on the Mountain version…that is my favorite version!
Yes, I like Chris Tomlin’s too!
I’d love to win, but it’s definitely going into my next amazon supersaver if I don’t win! thanks for telling us about it!
All the Slugs & Bugs music is so good, but I especially love these Sing the Bible ones. I’m glad I could introduce you. 🙂
Kathi Noll says
I love music!! So many songs evoke memories – one of them being a vinyl record we played every year when I was little. To this day I get warm fuzzies when I hear “Love’s What You’re Getting for Christmas” by Bobby Sherman…. Okay, so I realize that is a song from the secular mindset – but it reminds me of being together with my parents and brothers and years ago. In celebration of Jesus’ birth, I like “Mary Did You Know”. It puts to mind, being a mom of five, the realness of Mary and her position of being chosen by God to bear His son.
I love how music takes us places we’ve been. Thanks for being here, Kathi!
Terri F says
I love Christmas music of all kinds! I enjoy all the remakes of the old carols, as well as the new songs that inevitably join them. I just love Christmas!
It’s such a fun time of the year! Thanks for stopping by here, Terri!
S & B are our favorite!!! We recommend them to everyone we know!
We do too! Glad you stopped by and entered to win, Elizabeth!
O Holy Night is my favorite! My daughter & I have been listening to what is on YouTube & she is loving this album!
Yay! Thanks for being here.
My favorite christmas music is the little $5 CD’s that Lifeway puts out! Haha, I’m still rocking the one from 2011! With Jesus, Savior by Chris August on it!
I don’t know about these $5 CDs but I need to get one! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Jenna!
Sarah H says
We absolutely love listening to Keith and Kristen Getty’s Christmas CD. And what is the Christmas season without Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, and Josh Groban? 🙂 I am so excited to have been able to be a part of S&B’s most recent Kickstarter campaign so that we can add this wonderful music to our Christmas season this year!
So much good music! Glad you’re here, Sarah!
❤️ all the Slugs & Bugs! Would love to win the Christmas CD!
Thanks for being here and entering!
My 3 year old adores Slugs and Bugs. Has the winner been announced?
The winner (Kathi Noll) was announced Thursday. We love Slugs & Bugs too!