By Kim Jones
"Mary, Did You Know?" has become a Christmas staple since it was first recorded in 1991. Written by Mark Lowry in 1984 after his pastor asked him to write a song for the church's Christmas program, the popular carol has since been recorded by artists from multiple genres.
From 2004's Family Christmas, this a capella version is simple and gorgeous.
Brian's Christmas single released in 2011 and is good enough to make you wish he had released a full album.
Since "Christmas With A Capital "C"" was so hugely popular, Go Fish's version of "Mary, Did You Know?" didn't get as much publicity. With a soft piano in the background, this song hits all of the right notes.
Because It's Christmas, Jason's 2010 Christmas release, has less of a southern gospel feel and more of a classic Christmas one. It's as though he was thinking of the Christmases of his youth when he recorded and yet he still sounds modern.
Coming to us from the 2004 release, The Spirit of Christmas, the Kingdom Heirs offer up pure and rich Southern Gospel joy.
The brothers Katina deliver a very smooth, R&B'ish sound on their version and draw you into the moment.