Friday, December 20, 2013

{Christmas Songs} Repeat the Sounding Joy

Regardless of our plans or what decorations I put out, Christmas songs are one of my all-time favorite parts of the season. And, yes, I broke my usual wait-until-after-Thanksgiving-to-listen tradition this year. Even so, here we are the weekend before Christmas. And I thought I'd share some of our current favorite Christmas songs.

No disrespect to Nat King Cole or Anne Murray, but these days I tend to like newer versions of old songs. That's just what does it for me, at least right now. Specifically, these are my current favorites:

"Joy to the World" by Bebo Norman
"What a Glorious Night" by Sidewalk Prophets
"Silent Night" by MercyMe
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan
"Go Tell It On the Mountain" by Needtobreathe
"Little Drummer Boy" by Jars of Clay
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" by Jadon Lavik
"Manger Throne" by Third Day with Derri Daugherty and Julie Miller
"O Come All Ye Faithful" by Jeremy Camp
"We Three Kings" by Tenth Avenue North featuring Britt Nicole
"Gloria" by Pawnshop Kings
"Away in the Manger" by Third Day

And how about favorite whole albums? Yep. I have those too, but with iTunes and Amazon mp3s, I tend to buy specific songs and not whole albums.

"A Slugs & Bugs Christmas" by Slugs & Bugs
"Christmas Offerings" by Third Day
"Christmas" by Rebecca St. James

What are you listening to as Christmas comes?

This is an updated version of a similar post last year. I've included links to Amazon in case you're looking to expand your music library. This blog does earn a little money if you buy through my links, but the price doesn't change for you. 

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  1. Love your list. This is one of my favs... "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan. I heard it the others day and was reminded how much I love it. I rely on Pandora or K-Love for my Christmas music as I don't own an iPod. I simply love having music playing at all times. Christmas tour is up! Merry Christmas.

  2. KristinHillTaylor12/20/2013 6:20 PM

    I'm a big fan of Christmas music generally too. It definitely puts me in the mood for Christmas, even though it's been 50-60 degrees. I loved seeing your tour! So glad you let us have a peek in.