Beautiful Star

So, what’s this star of JC doing at the first Christmas? Following the lyrics, we find mostly shining.

“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” is a rite of passage for powerful country pipes. Who sings it best for Christmas?

Coming in at number 5, The Judds deliver unto us a sassy, sultry, nasal number. Kinda sexy.

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys bring old time religion to make monotone holy.

Rhonda Vincent mixes real blue grass with rebellious youth for a knee splapper.

The Oak Ridge Boys blend together preachy and pure to reach group-power.

Emmy Lou Harris takes the halo despite the rushed strings. Her voice is perfect for this (and most everything else she does.)