Three friends sing a spectacular gospel Christmas medley

It’s hard to imagine Christmas without all those classic holiday songs. Sure, you’ve heard them a million times, but even so, they can warm your heart more than a cup of cocoa or extra-strong egg nog. There’s Christmas music to suit every taste. It’s hard to go wrong with traditional carols like “Silent Night” or “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Your religious outlook doesn’t even matter: it’s akin to admiring a painting or sculpture with a religious theme or a soaring cathedral. If you still prefer something more modern, even campy, there are tunes like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.”

Joseph Clarke, Jessica Fox, and Mariah Hargrove of Richmond, Virginia met back in 2010 when they were singing backup for a theatrical production. The trio’s beginnings were modest, but soon the videos they posted on Facebook began getting attention. “It literally started with that one video,” said Hargrove, “After we put out that out, we did a few more videos, and we got 20,000 shares here, 30,000 there. We just kept getting more. We didn’t even have a name; we were just three friends singing.” The group subsequently came to call itself “Resound.”

Resound made an even bigger splash after pop sensation Ariana Grande shared the group’s Christmas medley. That led to an invitation to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” They also made it on to “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Check out the video of Resound’s amazing a capella Christmas medley, which we’ve posted for you below. Their voices work in perfect harmony and the transition from one tune to the next is just exquisite. As Hargrove says, “Gospel music spreads hope and joy, and that’s what we need in this life, right now.”

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