For whatever reason I have had a hard time completely getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I love Christmas music so I thought it might help me get in the mood if I shared and listened to some of my favorite songs.
1. “Candlelight Carol” (The arrangement by John Rutter.)
2. “Angel’s Carol” (The arrangement by John Rutter.)
4. “O Holy Night”
5. “What Child Is This”
7. “Do You Hear What I Hear”
8. “Away In A Manger”
9. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
10. “Heirlooms” (The version by Amy Grant.)
11. “The First Noel”
The following two are my current all time favorite Christmas songs, mostly because of the beautifully penned lyrics:
12. “In The Bleak Midwinter”
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
Last year while visiting my family in California in December, my father told me the following was his absolute favorite Christmas song. For whatever reason, finding out that my Dad and I have this in common made me feel special. I just can’t believe it took me 31 years to realize this.
13. “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”
And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.