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Favorite Christmas Songs

The magic of Christmas is new every Yuletide. It is truly the most joyful (enduring and endearing) season and, indeed, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.


Such is its impact in our lives, our communities, and the world that people around the world often begin preparing for it months in advance.

Christmas trees, lights, decorations, gifts, and music – these all attest to its significance for humanity and to mankind’s desire for the peace and joy that only Jesus can bring.

Christmas isn’t magic, though it is magical. Christmas is a birthday celebrating the miraculous birth of Jesus into the world as a Babe in a manger and also His birth into our lives.

Jesus – Emmanuel (“God with us”), our Savior and Redeemer – was born that, as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen acknowledges, “man no more may die.”

Christmas music is invariably joyfulJoy to the World – because Jesus was born, sacrificed himself for us, and offers us the incredible gift of inviting us to live with Him forever in Paradise as His brothers and sisters.

Jesus truly is the reason for the season. Two millennia ago, shepherds and angels proclaimed the miracle of our Messiah’s birth. Heaven and nature has been singing ever since. Let us join our voices to that heavenly chorus.

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas songs (a few with multiple versions).

2,000 Decembers Ago Joy Williams
Angels We have Heard on High Laura Story
Breath of Heaven Amy Grant
Carol of the Bells Barlow Girl
Do You Hear What I Hear? Carrie Underwood
For Unto Us Point of Grace
Go Light Your Candle Kathy Troccoli
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Mannheim Steamroller
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Nancy Sinatra
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Paige Sisters
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Pentatonix
Hallelujah (Light Has Come) Barlow Girl
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Amy Grant–UmRngY
How Many Kings Downhere
I Believe Natalie Grant
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Casting Crowns
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Kutless
It’s Christmas Mandisa
Joy to the World Avalon
Joy to the World Mannehim Steamroller
Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) Chris Tomlin
Joyful Joyful Casting Crowns
Light of the World Lauren Daigle
Mary, Did You Know? Kathy Mattea
Mary, Did You Know? Pentatonix
O Come All Ye Faithful Third Day
O Come All Ye Faithful Britt Nicole
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Barlow Girl
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Celtic Angels
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Selah
O Holy Night Barlow Girl
O Holy Night Josh Groban
O Holy Night Point of Grace
O Little Town of Bethlehem Hillsong
O Little Town of Bethlehem Jeremy Camp
Silent Night Kelly Clarkson
The First Noel Jaci Velaquez
What Child is This? Carrie Underwood
What Child is This? Faith Hill

(Please feel free to add your own to this list.)