Album release: Christmas is Love

By Sheila Ann Smith

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Sheila Ann Smith has released her fourth album, Christmas is Love, a celebration of Christmas in a variety of styles including contemporary, jazz, gospel and easy listening.

Christmas is Love includes 13 tracks with Christmas favourites like “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night” and “Away in a Manger.” The title track, “Christmas is Love,” is a reminder to take a step back from the busyness of Christmas and remember to take time to love. The album also includes three of Smith’s original compositions.

Her first Christmas album, Christmas: Heaven’s Gift gained the Canadian Gospel Music Association’s attention with a nomination for Seasonal Album of the Year and a second nomination for Jazz Song of the Year for her version of “Silent Night.” Smith’s debut album, Dreams Can Soar also gained a Gospel Music Association nomination for Jazz Song of the Year for her original song, “Heal My Soul.”

Smith has performed at concerts and festivals sharing her music and stories in five continents. Born in Alberta, she has made PEI home for the past six years, coming back to her mother’s birthplace and family roots. Usually performing in Singapore during the Christmas season, Smith is instead enjoying the beauty and quiet of PEI.

Christmas is Love is available at sheilaannsmith.net.

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