Welcome to Music Mondays!
I love Christmas music. I don’t love when stores start playing it before Thanksgiving, but I have nothing against you playing it at home all year round!
And because it’s the first Music Monday of December, I thought I’d share some songs on my Christmas Playlist.
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Here are 10 of my favorite Christmas songs in no particular order:
1. “You’re Here” ~ Francesca Battistelli
2. “Christmas Offering” ~ Casting Crowns
If you are not singing this song in church, I suggest you send your worship leader an email With THIS LINK (click to listen).
3. “Carol of the Bells” ~ BarlowGirl
This is one of my favorite songs. Normally, I prefer instrumental renditions, but I have to admit, Barlow Girl gets it. The timing, the crescendos, the articulations, the harmonies, the modulations, they’re all right on. Makes my heart flutter when I hear it.
4.”O Holy Night” ~ David Phelps
Let’s be honest. This song is HARD to sing. But oh, I love it so. And friends, David Phelps can sing, but it’s his passion that gets me every time and has made it my favorite version of this song. THIS LINK HERE shows him singing it live on the Gaither Vocal Band stage. Gives me goosebumps every time I watch it! (This is the best clip I could find. NOTE: The song begins around the 1:25 mark, but the testimonial is great before!)
5. “How Many Kings” ~ Downhere
This is a beautiful song for reflection. You can listen and read the lyrics by CLICKING HERE.
♪♫ How many greats have become the least for me?
♪♫ How many fathers have gave up their sons for me? Only one has done that for me. All for you. All for me. ♪♫
6. “Mary and Joseph” ~ Dave Barnes
I’ve recently discovered Dave Barnes and really enjoy this entire Christmas album — especially this song:
7. “Hallelujah (Light Has Come)” ~ Barlowgirl
I really enjoy this entire album (Barlowgirl Home For Christmas). CLICK HERE to watch the official video of this great song.
8. “Be Born in Me (Mary’s Song)” ~ Francesca Battistelli from Music Inspired by “The Story”
Love. This. Song. (love the variety of this album, too)
Here is a sampling of the lyrics. Click on any of them to listen and see all the words to this beautiful song.
♪♫ I’ll hold you in the beginning
You’ll hold me in the end
Every moment in the middle
make my heart your Bethlehem
Be born in me
I am not brave I’ll never be
the only thing my heart can offer is vacancy
I’m just a girl
but I am willing
I am yours
Be born in me ♪♫
9. “Breath of Heaven” ~ Amy Grant
Yet another Mary’s Song I love. And let’s face it, no one sings it better than Amy Grant. CLICK HERE to refresh your memory.
10. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” ~ Casting Crowns
This is one of my favorite Christmas Hymns. I was so excited to see it on Casting Crowns’ fabulous Christmas album and was completely shocked to discover it was a fabulous instrumental interpretation. Still love it.
That’s a beautiful note to end on this week!
How about you? What are your favorite Christmas Songs? I’d love to hear as we’ll continue talking about them on Mondays for a few more weeks!
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
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