On his new Christmas album, Steven Curtis Chapman sings a song about returning to his hometown of Paducah, Kentucky for Christmas. One might expect a song named “Christmas in Kentucky” to be sappy nostalgia along the lines of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” or “Tennessee Christmas,” but it’s not. This is not the song of a child, but the song of a grown man who’s walked long enough with God to know that Christ came not just for folks like him but for the whole world. It’s the best news in the world. I love this song.
In the video above, you can hear the song in its entirety as well as read the lyrics. I recommend that you do both. If you haven’t bought this album since I last wrote about it, I still highly recommend it. You can get it here.
Love that song. It may have even made my eyes a little damp…
dr. james willingham
I played your recording on your blog for my bride who was born in Ashland, Kentucky, and grew up around that city in Kentucky and Ohio. We were married there in ’69, and I am forwarding it to our son who is also a minister.
Great song from a truly God honoring man . This Cd hasn’t been out of my player since I purchased it .