CHRISTmas Songs All-Yearlong?

20 days old baby sleeping in a christmas nativity cribShould we listen to Christmas music only one time a year? Now, I’m not talking about the fun jingles like “Frosty the Snowman” or “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” but what about the songs of the babe in the manger?

The coming of the Messiah, the coming of Jesus, is a glorious thing to party about! and I’m grateful that there is a day set aside to celebrate his coming, but is it enough? I say nay. Just as Christ’s resurrection should not only be remembered on Easter, neither should his birth be only remembered in December.

Therefore, I vote to celebrate Christmas–not Santa Claus, not presents, not hanging lights [though there is nothing wrong with any of these things]–but the birth of the prince of Heaven who sacrificed his glory, his deity to become human. Flesh, smelly, something that sweats, poops, and farts. And not only human, but a baby, submitting himself to be cared after by two imperfect parents. The King of kings becoming a servant, so that one day, he may feel death’s sting, so that he may die on the cross, and resurrect on the third day, for the forgiveness of our sins.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Magnificat

Welcome to Our World

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Angels We Have Heard on High

Away in a Manger

Little Drummer Boy

Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

We Three Kings

Joy to the World

The First Noël

 

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