Well, it’s that time of year when we’re all worried about finding the perfect gifts and when we get to throw back the next glass of egg nog (well, at least I am). And I think most of us appreciate the entire Christmas season just a little bit more when it’s playing out with the wonderful soundtrack of Christmas carols permanently embedded in the ambiance. Even better is the singing of Christmas hymns during a candlelight worship service late on Christmas Eve as we reflect on the importance of the Christian holiday that is Christmas. I’ve compiled a list of my top ten Christmas carols/songs/hymns or whatever you want to call them. Here it is (click the links to hear some of my favorite versions of the songs):
A song that is completely centered around a monotonous dosage of onomatopoeia, and yet, I love it.
Who cares that the Bible never actually says that there were three wise men? It’s still a really catchy tune.
I love to imagine how news traveled back in the first century AD. Also, any song that has talking little lambs has gotta be good.
7. Silent Night
“Round yon virgin”?!? Yeah, sure. Whatever that means.
Um, just a little guy by the name of Jesus Christ. What? You’ve never heard of him?
I just am reminded of little Kevin McCallister running around and preparing loads of booby traps for Harry and Marv to walk right into. HA! That’s a funny movie. It’s actually my favorite Christmas movie. Wait, was I writing about something? I’m kind of rambling. Sorry about that.
“The Lord is Come”? I’ve always been a bit puzzled about this lyric. Am I crazy or is that bad grammar? Shouldn’t it be “the Lord has come”?
I’ve got nothing stupid to say about these three songs. They’re all too awesome.
So that’s my list. Let me know what your favorites are.