Music Review | “Christmas Morning” By The McClures
Everyone remembers the excitement and anticipation of Christmas morning. Now, Bethel Music worship leaders, Paul and Hannah McClure have captured that feeling in music through their newest aptly titled release, Christmas Morning. The familiar anticipation of opening Christmas presents floods you as you listen to each track with its pseudo-acoustic feel, highlighting the McClures’ North Carolina background.
From the sentimentally engaging title track, through the “Be Thou My Vision” re-imagining of “High King of Heaven/Jesus We Love You,” Christmas Morning emotes the expectation of a people longing for a heavenly King.
Christmas Morning should be a part of this year’s Christmas playlist on heavy rotation as it evokes a smile with track after track.
More: Christmas Morning is that rare album of modern worship that sounds like Christmas. Special care has obviously been taken to ensure that it truly could be the soundtrack to the annual trek to the tree!
Less: 3 of the 6 tracks are in excess of 7 minutes, while typical for a live album of worship, more tracks would have been preferred to longer tracks.
Learn more about Bethel Music and The McClures here.