My top 5 Christmas songs

Maybe I should have made 2 lists.

But I decided to do one list and give you a caveat. The message and world-altering aspect of Christmas is the most meaningful aspect of the season. Christ came into the world to save sinners!

The gifts, the decorations and all the fluff of Christmas don’t do all that much for me.

But there are some songs I can’t wait to hear and sing!

So, here’s my top 5 list of Christmas songs.

#5 O Come All Ye Faithful

Joyfully and triumphantly we can praise God because the promise of Messiah has been fulfilled. God’s faithfulness, indeed, endures forever!

#4 All I Want for Christmas

She doesn’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree, y’all! I don’t know how you hear this song and don’t crack at least one smile. It’s fun and catchy.

Just ask my kids how much I love this song. And just ask my wife how much I love listening to Mariah Carey.

#3 Some Day at Christmas

Most people wouldn’t consider this a hymn or spiritual, but I do. I sing it as a prayer because it resonates so much with the freedom Christ came to bring. No lie, I tear up with this one.

#2 Joy to the World

Joy to the World is not a Christmas carol. It points to the second coming of Christ more than the first. We see that, in part, because the earth didn’t receive her king when Christ first came.

That’s fine, but there is a joy following Christ brings, and he invited all to come and follow him even if not all did.

Since it’s not a Christmas hymn, do I get an additional spot on the list?

#1 Emmanuel (His Name is Called Emmanuel)

Tears again when I sing this one.

It’s so simple, yet all we need to know about what makes Christmas meaningful. If we miss this, we miss everything.

Those are my favorites. What’s on your list of favorite Christmas songs?

Oh, and just in case I get another pick, how about: The Christmas Song or Christmas in Hollis?

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