December 18th – Away in a Manger

Song: Away in a Manger
Album: The Magic of Christmas
Performer: Nat King Cole
Writer: Traditional
Year: 1960

This is the most beautiful renditions of “Away in a Manger” I have ever heard. Nat King Cole’s voice has such a unique signature and when coupled with lush choral arranging, this recording leaves me nostalgic for a time I’ve never lived in. The whole song is a cappella with the choir and Nat King Cole. It is quiet but stirring – a beautiful lullaby which leaves your heart excited and calmed at the same time.