Some people know how to send just the right gift, how to find the perfect greeting for the holidays. Classically trained A Cappella singer and YouTube wizard Peter Hollens is among them, sharing A Hollens Family Christmas, his first-ever holiday offering and a heartfelt take on the season’s brightest and most hopeful songs.
Hollens teamed up with long-time friend and arranger Tom Anderson to arrange the songs on A Hollens Family Christmas, adapting many of the holiday classics to the modern A Cappella sound that is attracting new fans to the genre. Hollens also enlisted the help of several collaborators, like Jackie Evancho, One Voice Children’s Choir, Brigham Young University (BYU) Men’s Chorus, and BYU’s Vocal Point, to bring the collection of songs to life.
Each song on A Hollens Family Christmas was chosen because his community of supporters and viewers asked for them. It’s an artistic approach that Hollens has perfected, using fan passions to spark his own creativity. He gathered years’ worth of Christmas-related requests, selected songs that resonated with him personally, then crafted engaging new arrangements.
You can download A Hollens Family Christmas now on iTunes and preview the new music with this incredibly creative music video for "Carol Of The Bells" below.