His Kids United Christmas Vol. 1 Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  November 3, 2014
His Kids United Christmas Vol. 1 Book Cover His Kids United Christmas Vol. 1
Jimmy Swan
Christmas Music
His Kids United
October 14, 2014

Parents of four themselves, His Kids United founders Jimmy and Mai Swan recognized a gap in the supply of uplifting Christian music kids can truly appreciate. A labor of love transformed the best of CCM into an album with which their own children would quickly fall in love.

"Up until now, there have been no other products like His Kids United CDs," says Jimmy Swan, executive producer of the project. "Why wouldn't parents want to invest in positive Christian music for their children? And while the music is focusing on kids ages 5 to 14, we're finding that young adults and even parents enjoy listening to the music, too!"

Proceeds of His Kids United Volume One CDs benefit the Dallas Neighborhood Art & Music School—also known as NAMS School of Music—where all of the tracks are recorded and produced with NAMS students performing on the series.

Swan felt it was paramount to have a consistent group of kids performing on the series, and his friendship with the school's director, Levi Bradford, made the collaboration a natural fit.

"Kids listen to kids," says Swan. "Parents are careful to teach their kids about 'stranger danger.' When an adult approaches a kid, they tend to get shy. But the minute another kid enters the room, there is an instant connection. As a parent, I want to impact my kids with spiritual messages and let them rejoice in the Lord. What is the best way to do this? Let them connect with their peers!"

"Our mission with this series is to give kids an opportunity to be encouraged, inspired and drawn to the Lord through the powerful tool of music, and give them something to relate to," Swan says.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a blog tour for His Kids United Christmas. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This is wonderfully done.”
Reviewer: Anthony Mathenia
Rating: 4 Stars

“The mix of songs is aimed at children 5-14 years old but has something for everyone.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a good CD for your Christmas collection if you have kids.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a CD which will delight both kids and adults alike.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this collection of Christmas tunes for children and even adults. It would make a great stocking stuffer!”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this album for parents and kids who want to keep the true meaning of Christmas in focus, and who enjoy singing along.”
Reviewer: Emily Varner
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you have children, tweens or teens, I’m sure they will enjoy this mix of contemporary Christian music.”
Reviewer: Beverly Terry
Rating: 5 Stars

“This album is a great complication of Christmas songs performed by kids.”
Reviewer: Sandy Denman
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is definitely a musical collection I will give as a gift and highly recommend it to families with children of all ages.”
Reviewer: Donna Safford
Rating: 5 Stars

“The lyrics are powerful and will inspire listeners to let their light shine and share the true light and love we celebrate at Christmas.”
Reviewer: Vanessa Small
Rating: 4 stars

“If you and your family love CDs that feature children singing, you will enjoy this CD.”
Reviewer: Jill Ivy
Rating: 4 stars

“If you love Christmas music, you may love this album.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell
Rating: 3 Stars

“Children will enjoy His Kids United Christmas.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 3 Stars

“I’m sure the kids will want to listen to it often. I liked how there were more familiar songs as well as new offerings.”
Reviewer: Becky Dempsey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This album is a great addition to our Christmas collection. I hope it will be for yours too!”
Reviewer: Taryn Raulston
Rating: 5 Stars

“As a mom, I am very pleased with the music. The songs were a great mix of both the classic songs that I grew up listening to and original songs from the group. Most of all I loved the main message of this album is of Christmas & of Christ’s return to gather His people.”
Reviewer: Crystal Carney
Rating: 4 Stars

“I am very glad to have been given this album for review.” Reviewer: Thaleia Maher Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this CD to everyone.” Reviewer: Amanda Talbert Rating: 5 Stars

“This collection of songs is delightful and upbeat; a fun blend of music sure to appeal to children and families as a whole.” Reviewer: Jennifer King Rating: 4 Stars

“We enjoyed this album and will continue listening to it throughout the season.” Reviewer: Emily Butler Rating: 3 Stars

“Good Christmas music for Christmas gatherings in homes, with your family and friends.” Reviewer: Xi Ming Rating: 4 stars