Christmas Day on the Prairie

coverChristmas Day on the Prairie was recorded in 2013, and is the 10th album we have sent out with our Christmas letter. A decade of music!





1. Joy to the World/Wildwood Flower—Brittany combined this favorite carol with a favorite fiddle tune in a full arrangement celebrating that traditional Whistling Prairie sound. Crystal vocals and pennywhistle, Brittany-vocals and mandolin, Amanda-vocals and violin, John-banjo, Judy-drum, Ed-bass
2. Lulajze Jezuniu—John learned to love this beautiful Polish lullaby as a young boy while with his family in Poland. John-vocals, Judy-accordion, Brittany-cello, Crystal-viola, Amanda-harp, Ed-bass
3. Sussex Carol/Good King Wenceslas—This purely instrumental arrangement of two carols gets back to our fiddling roots. The driving rhythm of the bodhran gets your heart pounding! Amanda-fiddle, Brittany-mandolin and bodhran, Judy-guitar, Crystal-pennywhistle, John-banjo, Ed-bass
4. Do You Hear What I Hear?— Written in 1962, this popular song was a plea for peace despite the difficult times of our modern world. Brittany, Amanda, Crystal-vocals, John-djembe, Ed-bass, Judy-guitar
5. Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling—This beloved revival era hymn invites us to come unto Jesus, an apt message for a Christmas album. Amanda and John-vocals, Ed-bass, Judy-guitar, Crystal-viola, Brittany-cello
6. Sing Hallelu!—The words are so simple and the calypso rhythm so catchy that you’ll want to sing along with this carol based on a Liberian folk song! Brittany, Amanda, Crystal-vocals, Judy-piano, John-clave, Ed-bongos\
7. Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains—Judy picked her favorite carol and her favorite instruments for this carol from the LDS hymnbook. Crystal-pennywhistle, vocals, Brittany-bodhran, vocals, Amanda-bass, vocals, John-banjo, vocals, Ed-vocals, Judy-guitar
8. Cradle Hymn—(Hush My Babe, Lie Still and Slumber)—This haunting lullaby would have been sure to soothe the baby Jesus, much as it does us. Crystal-vocals and pennywhistle, Brittany-vocals and pennywhistle, Judy-guitar, Amanda-accordion, John-autoharp, Ed-bass
9. Just a Little Talk With My Jesus—Brittany, Amanda, and Crystal sing acapella on this fun gospel song good for any season.
10. A Christmas Fantasy (Joy to the World/Angels from the Realms of Glory/Angels We Have Heard on High/Silent Night)—Our first foray into the world of handbells was a fun challenge and adventure for the family. Brittany, Crystal, John, Judy, and Ed- handbells, Amanda-handbells and piano
11. One More Sleep ‘Til Christmas—The Muppets captured the anticipation of Christmas Eve in this great tune. We hope we captured some of that excitement in our cover! Crystal-vocals, Brittany-vocals, shaker, sleigh bells, Amanda-piano, Ed-bass, Judy-guitar, John-drum