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My Favorite Christmas Songs
I absolutely love Christmas music, but let’s face it, after a whole month of listening to the same songs over and over again even the best of songs can become stale or redundant. And yet the message of Christmas is not meant to be one that we grow tired of or too familiar with. It is meant to be fresh and exciting.
If you’re like me and feel like you are ready for some new music to listen to this Christmas season, here is a HUGE list of great Christmas music – my favorites from years back as well as several new favorites I’ve come across this year.
This list has everything from the old classic Christmas carols to more modern contemporary songs, and a wide assortment of styles and music artists.
There’s a lot of really great music here which I hope you’ll really enjoy!
Merry Christmas!



























My Top Ten  Christmas Songs
>> Angel Medley (Wayne Watson)
>> As the World Slept (Newsong)
>> Christmas is All in the Heart (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Happy Birthday Jesus (Praise Hymn Version)
>> I Heard the Bells (Wayne Watson)
>> Season of Love (4Him)
>> Sing Noel (Newsong)
>> The Perfect Tree (Ray Boltz)
>> This Baby (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Winter Song (Fernando Ortega)


My Favorites
>> Asleep in the Hay (Jonny Diaz)
>> Beautiful (Kutless)
>> Bethlehem Dawn (Mike Staley)
>> Candy Cane Lane (Point of Grace)
>> Child of Love (Sara Groves)
>> Christmas Dreams (Francesca Battistelli)
>> Christmas in Kentucky (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Christmas Makes Me Cry (Matthew West /  Mandasa)
>> Christmastime (Hilary Weeks)
>> Dance in the Dawn (Selah)
>> Day After Christmas (Matthew West)
>> Different Kind of Christmas (Mark Schultz)
>> Emmanuel (Laura Story)
>> First Lullaby / Silent Night (Hilary Weeks)
>> Gift Carol (Downhere)
>> Give This Christmas Away (Matthew West / Amy Grant)
>> Gloria Medley (Jason Castro)
>> Glory to God (Lincoln Brewster)
>> God With Us (Jeremy Camp)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Travis Cottrell)
>> Heart of Christmas (Matthew West)
>> He is Wonderful (Kathryn Scott)
>> He Made a Way in a Manger (Vicky Beeching)
>> Home For Christmas Again (Travis Cottrell)
>> Holy Night (Matt Redman)
>> Hope Was Born This Night (Sidewalk Prophets)
>> How Many Kings (Downhere)
>> I Believe (Natalie Grant)
>> I’ll Be Brave this Christmas (Big Daddy Weave)
>> Immanuel (Point of Grace)
>> In the First Light (Travis Cottrell)
>> Jesus Saves (Travis Cottrell)
>> Joseph’s Lullaby (Mercy Me)
>> Leaving Heaven (Matthew West)
>> Just Another Christmas (Laura Story)
>> Love is Here (Laura Story)
>> Marshmallow World (Francesca Battistelli)
>> Mary’s Lullaby (Erica Soelberg)
>> Miracle of Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Music of Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Night of Hope (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> Not So Silent Night (Point of Grace)
>> Oh to See Christmas (JJ Heller)
>> Once More (Travis Cottrell)
>> Peppermint Winter (Owl City)
>> Precious Promise (Noelle Armaly)
>> Real (Nichole Nordeman)
>> Season of Love (Jaci Velasquez)
>> Suddenly (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> The Earth Stood Still (Future of Forestry)
>> The Giver and the Gift (Point of Grace)
>> The Name of Emmanuel (Matt Redman)
>> The Perfect Gift (JJ Heller)
>> This is Christmas (Kutless)
>> Unto Us (Aaron Shust)
>> Unto Us (JJ Heller)
>> Unto Us (Matthew West)
>> What a Glorious Night (Sidewalk Prophets)
>> When Love Was Born (Mark Schultz)
>> You’re Here (Francesca Battistelli)


Classic Christmas Carols & Hymns
>> Away in a Manger (Amy Shreve)
>> Away in a Manger (Celtic Thunder)
>> Born in Bethlehem (Third Day)
>> Carol of the Bells (Celtic Thunder)
>> Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Fernando Ortega)
>> Comfort Ye (Celtic Thunder)
>> Ding Dong Merrily the Bells (Celtic Woman)
>> Do You Hear What I Hear (Third Day)
>> First Noel (Amy Shreve)
>> First Noel (Celtic Christmas Thunder)
>> First Noel (Mark Schultz)
>> First Noel (Newsong)
>> God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Celtic Thunder)
>> God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Jars of Clay)
>> Good King Wenceslas (Celtic Christmas Thunder)
>> Good King Wenceslas (Christmas Singers)
>> Go Tell It On The Mountain (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Celtic Woman)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Travis Cottrell)
>> I Heard the Bells (Wayne Watson)
>> In the Bleak Cold Winter (Celtic Thunder)
>> In the Bleak Mid Winter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> In the First Light (Travis Cottrell)
>> I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Wayne Watson)
>> It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> I Wonder as I Wander (Wayne Watson) ??
>> Joy to the World (Casting Crowns)
>> Joy to the World (Celtic Woman)
>> Joy to the World (Fernando Ortega)
>> Joy to the World (Francesca Battistelli)
>> Joy to the World (Third Day)
>> Little Drummer Boy (Celtic Woman)
>> Little Drummer Boy (Jars of Clay)
>> O Come All Ye Faithful (Celtic Thunder)
>> O Come All Ye Faithful (Laura Story)
>> O Come All Ye Faithful (Third Day)
>> O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Celtic Christmas Thunder)
>> O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Laura Story)
>> O Holy Night (Celtic Thunder)
>> O Holy Night (Celtic Woman)
>> O Holy Night (Wayne Watson)
>> O Little Town of Bethlehem (Jeremy Camp)
>> Pat a Pan / Antiphonal Noel (David Huntsinger)
>> Silent Night (Amy Shreve)
>> Silent Night (Laura Story)
>> Silent Night (Mark Schultz & Nichole Nordeman)
>> Silent Night (Third Day)
>> Silver Bells (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Sing We Now of Christmas Medley (Michael W. Smith)
>> Still Her Little Child (Ray Boltz)
>> The Christmas Song (Celtic Woman)
>> The First Noel (Hillsong)
>> What Child is This (BarlowGirl)
>> What Child is This (Celtic Woman)
>> What Child is This (Celtic Christmas Thunder)
>> What Child is This (Fernando Ortega)
>> What Child Is This (Third Day)
>> What Child is This (Travis Cottrell)
>> White Christmas (Celtic Woman)
>> We Three Kings (Celtic Woman)


Classic Carols in Contemporary Style
>> Angels From the Realms of Glory (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Angels Medley (Wayne Watson)
>> Angels We Have Heard on High (Point of Grace)
>> Angels We Have Heard on High (Sanctus Real)
>> Angels We Have Heard on High (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Away in a Manger (Jeremy Camp)
>> Go Tell it on the Mountain (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Jeremy Camp)
>> I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Joy to the World (Jeremy Camp)
>> Joy to the World (Point of Grace)
>> Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells (Michael W. Smith)
>> Little Town (Amy Grant)
>> O Come, O Come Emmanuel (BarlowGirl)
>> O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Jeremy Camp)
>> O Holy Night (Matthew West)
>> O Little Town of Bethlehem (Fernando Ortega)
>> O Little Town of Bethlehem (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Pat a Pan (Lexi Walker)
>> Silent Night Medley (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Sleigh Ride Medley (Celtic Thunder)
>> The First Noel (Hillsong)
>> The First Noel (Matthew West)
>> We Three Kings (Building 429)
>> We Three Kings (Go Fish)
>> We Three Kings (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> White Christmas (4Him)
>> White Christmas (Point of Grace)


Christian Contemporary
>> A Baby Will Come (Emilee Cook)
>> Adore Him (Kari Jobe)
>> Angel Song (Jaci Velasquez)
>> Beautiful (Kutless)
>> Be Born in Me (Francesca Battistelli)
>> Behold the Lamb of God (Laura Story)
>> Bethlehem Star (Ray Boltz)
>> Born is the King / It’s Christmas (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> Born That We May Have Life (Chris Tomlin)
>> Breath of Heaven (Point of Grace)
>> Call His Name Jesus (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> Child in a Manger Medley (Michael W. Smith)
>> Child in the Manger (Derryi Daugherty)
>> Child of Bethlehem (Wayne Watson)
>> Christmas Angels (Michael W. Smith)
>> Christmas Card (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Christmas Carol (Newsong)
>> Christmas Dreams (Francesca Barttistelli)
>> Christmas in Kentucky (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Christmas Is (Francesca Barttistelli)
>> Christmas is Here (JJ Heller)
>> Christmas Like a Child (Third Day)
>> Christmas Makes Me Cry (Matthew West /  Mandasa)
>> Christmas Offering (Casting Crowns)
>> Christmas Shoes (Newsong)
>> Christmastime (Hilary Weeks)
>> Christmastime (Michael W. Smith)
>> Christmas Waltz (Michael W. Smith)
>> Day After Christmas (Matthew West)
>> Earth Stood Still (Future Of Forestry)
>> Emmanuel (Laura Story)
>> First Lullaby / Silent Night (Hilary Weeks)
>> Follow That Star (Paul Baloche)
>> For All the World (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> For Unto Us (Point of Grace)
>> Gabriel’s Message (Celtic Thunder)
>> Gift Carol (Downhere)
>> Give This Christmas Away (Matthew West / Amy Grant)
>> Glad Tidings (Ray Boltz)
>> Glorious Great and Mighty (Aaron Keyes)
>> Glory to God (Lincoln  Brewster)
>> God Has Come to Earth (Aaron Shust)
>> God is With Us (Casting Crowns)
>> God With Us (Jeremy Camp)
>> Going Home for Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Grown-Up Christmas List (Amy Grant)
>> Hallelujah Light Has Come (BarlowGirl)
>> Happiest Christmas (Michael W. Smith)
>> Happy New Year (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Heart of Christmas (Matthew West)
>> Heaven Everywhere (Francesca Barttistelli)
>> He Has Come for Us (Meradith Andrews)
>> Heirlooms (Amy Grant)
>> He is Wonderful (Kathryn Scott)
>> He Made a Way in a Manger (David Klinkenberg)
>> He Made a Way in a Manger (Vicky Beeching)
>> His Name Shall Be (Matt Redman)
>> Holy Night (Matt Redman)
>> Home For Christmas Again (Travis Cottrell)
>> Hope Was Born This Night (Sidewalk Prophets)
>> How Far (Matt Redman)
>> How Many Kings (Downhere)
>> I Believe (Natalie Grant)
>> Into the Silent Night (For King and Country)
>> Jacob’s Star (Michael Card)
>> Jesus Light of the World (Third Day)
>> Jesus Saves (Travis Cottrell)
>> Joseph’s Lullaby (Mercy Me)
>> Joseph’s Song (Michael Card)
>> Just Another Christmas (Laura Story)
>> Leaving Heaven (Matthew West)
>> Let There Be Light (Point of Grace)
>> Love Has Come (Amy Grant)
>> Love is Here (Laura Story)
>> Mary Did You Know? (Celtic Thunder)
>> Mary Did You Know? (Kathy Mattea)
>> Mary Did You Know? (Kutless)
>> Merry Christmas (Third Day)
>> Miracle of Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Music of Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Mystery (Selah)
>> Night Before Christmas (Brandon Heath)
>> Night Before Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Night of Hope (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> Not That Far From Bethlehem (Point of Grace)
>> Once More (Travis Cottrell)
>> One Child (Natalie Grant)
>> One Christmas Eve (Wayne Watson)
>> One King (Point of Grace)
>> One Quiet Moment (Glad)
>> Precious Promise (Noelle Armaly)
>> Precious Promise (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Real (Nichole Nordeman)
>> Ring the Bells (Travis Cottrell)
>> Rose of Bethlehem (Selah)
>> Season of Love (4Him)
>> Suddenly (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> Tennessee Christmas (Point of Grace)
>> The Gift (Ray Boltz)
>> The Name of Emmanuel (Matt Redman)
>> The Perfect Gift (JJ Heller)
>> The Promise (Michael Card)
>> These Christmas Lights (Matt Redman)
>> This Baby (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> This is Christmas (Kutless)
>> This is Love (Paul Baloche / Kathryn Scott)
>> Unto Us (Aaron Shust)
>> Unto Us (JJ Heller)
>> Unto Us (Matthew West)
>> Unto Us a Son Is Given (Michael Card)
>> We are the Reason (Avalon)
>> We are the Reason (David Meece)
>> Welcome to Our World (Chris Rise)
>> Welcome to Our World (Michael W. Smith)
>> When Love Came Down (Point of Grace)
>> When Love Was Born (Mark Schultz)
>> Winter Song (Fernando Ortega)
>> You're Here (Francesca Battistelli)


Secular Christmas Hits
>> Another Year Has Gone By (Celine Dion)
>> Blue Christmas (Celine Dion)
>> Carol of the Bells (BarlowGirl)
>> Christmas Dreams (Francesca Battistelli)
>> Jingle Bell Rock (Blake Shelton)
>> Jingle Bell Rock (Jeremy Camp)
>> Jingle Bell Rock (Point of Grace)
>> Let it Snow / Frosty the Snow Man (Travis Cottrell)
>> Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow (Celtic Christmas Thunder)
>> Marshmallow World (Francesca Battistelli)
>> Merry Xmas War is Over (Celine Dion)
>> Sleigh Ride (Pentatonix)
>> That’s Christmas to Me (Pentatonix)
>> The Christmas Song (Celtic Thunder)


Christmas Around the World (and in Other Languages)
>> Ave Maria (Celine Dion)
>> Ave Maria (Celtic Woman)
>> Ave Maria (Tenore)
>> Feliz Navidad (Celine Dion)
>> Gaudete (Celtic Thunder)
>> I Saw Three Ships (Celtic Christmas)
>> Les Cloches du Hameau (Celine Dion)
>> Silent Night (Celtic Woman)
>> The Holly and the Ivy (Celtic Christmas)
>> Traditional Jigs (Celtic Christmas)
>> Twelve Days of Christmas (Celtic Christmas)


Country Christmas
>> Away in a Manger (Kenny Rogers)
>> Back to Bethlehem (Kenny Rogers)
>> Birth of the King (Clint Black)
>> Blue Christmas (Blake Shelton)
>> Carol of the Bells (Kenny Rogers)
>> Christmas in America (Kenny Rogers)
>> Christmas in My Hometown (Travis Tritt)
>> Christmas Song (Randy Travis)
>> Christmas with You (Clint Black)
>> God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Kenny Rogers)
>> I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Kenny Rogers)
>> It Wasn’t His Child (Skip Ewing)
>> Jingle Bell Rock (Blake Shelton)
>> Joy to the World (Kenny Rogers)
>> Kentucky Homemade Christmas (Kenny Rogers)
>> Kids (Kenny Rogers)
>> Let It Be Christmas (Alan Jackson)
>> Light of the Stable (Emmylou Harris)
>> Little Drummer Boy (Kenny Rogers)
>> Loving Time of the Year (Travis Tritt)
>> Mary Did You Know? (Billy Dean)
>> Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (Randy Travis)
>> Milk and Cookies (Clint Black)
>> Nothing But a Child (Kathy Mattea)
>> O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenny Rogers)
>> Old Time Christmas (Randy Travis)
>> Once Again It’s Christmas (Kenny Rogers)
>> Our Savior is Born (Steve Wariner)
>> Part of Heaven (Gary Chapman)
>> Pretty Paper (Randy Travis)
>> Silent Night (Kenny Rogers)
>> Silver Bells (Kenny Rogers)
>> Silver Bells (Travis Tritt)
>> Snowed In (Mindy Smith)
>> That Silent Night (Kenny Rogers)
>> The Light (Kenny Rogers)
>> The Way in a Manger (Paul Brandt)
>> Under the Mistletoe (Clint Black)
>> What Child is This (Kenny Rogers)
>> What Made the Baby Cry (Toby Keith)
>> When a Child Is Born (Kenny Rogers)
>> White Christmas (Alan Jackson)
>> White Christams (Blake Shelton)
>> Who Is This Babe (The Judds)


Romantic Christmas Songs for Couples
>> All I Want for Christmas (Celtic Thunder)
>> Another Year Has Gone By (Celine Dion)
>> Christmas Eve (Celine Dion)
>> Christmas Kiss (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Christmas with You (Clint Black)
>> It Wouldn’t Be Christmas (Jaci Velasquez)
>> Last Year (Wham!) **
>> Loving Time of the Year (Travis Tritt)
>> Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (Randy Travis)
>> Under the Mistletoe (Clint Black)


Instrumental Christmas
>> Angels We have Heard on High (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> Angels We Have Heard on High (Paul Baloche)
>> Away in a Manger (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> Away in a Manger (Relaxing Music Master)
>> Away in a Manger (Dave Brubeck)
>> Away in a Manger (Guitar Instrumentals)
>> Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella (Fernando Ortega)
>> Carol of Emmanuel (David Klinkenberg)
>> Carol of the Bells (Steven Curtis Chapman)
>> Carol of the Drum / Pat a Pan (Piano Instrumental)
>> Coventry Carol (Canadian Band)
>> Ding Dong Merrily on High (Canadian Band)
>> God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Canadian Band)
>> Go Tell It On The Mountain (Fernando Ortega)
>> Go Tell It On The Mountain / Amen (Phillips, Craig and Dean)
>> Good King Wenceslas (Canadian Band)
>> Good King Wenceslas (Mannheim Steamroller)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Canadian Band)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Guitar Instrumentals)
>> Hark the Harold Angels Sing (Relaxing Music Master)
>> It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> Jingle Bells (Canadian Band)
>> Joy to the World (Dave Brubeck)
>> O Come All Ye Faithful (Amy Shreve)
>> O Come All Ye Faithful (Relaxing Music Master)
>> O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Amy Shreve)
>> O Holy Night (Canadian Band)
>> O Holy Night (Relaxing Music Master)
>> O Little Town of Bethlehem (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> O Little Town of Bethlehem (Dave Brubeck)
>> Pat a Pan (Diane Arkenstone)
>> Pat a Pan (Mannheim Steamroller)
>> Silent Night (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> Silent Night (Relaxation)
>> Silent Night (Relaxing Music Master)
>> Silver Bells (Canadian Band)
>> Star of Bethlehem (Hillsong)
>> Tannenbaum (David Klinkenberg)
>> The Christmas Song (Canadian Band)
>> The First Noel (Canadian Band)
>> The First Noel (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> The First Noel (Relaxing Music Master)
>> We Three Kings (Contemporary Christian Christmas)
>> What Child is This (Amy Shreve)
>> What Child is This (Canadian Band)
>> What Child is This (Dave Brubeck)


Favorite Christmas Albums


















































2) 4Him: Season of Love – If you’re not familiar with the group 4Him then you don’t know what you’re missing! These guys have a unique style of their own with really amazing harmony. They also have a talent for taking the old classic Christmas carols and making them sound new again.
3) Amy Shreve: Christmas – Amy Shreve is not very well known, but her music is fantastic! I especially love the skillful way she plays a classical harp with more contemporary tunes. If you’re looking for soothing, candle-light type music, this is a perfect choice!
4) Casting Crowns: Peace on Earth – If you’re looking for some Christmas music that is both unique and worshipful you will love this album.
6) Celtic Thunder: Classic Christmas Album – I was recently introduced to this music group and absolutely love their style!
7) Celtic Woman: Christmas – A more “traditional” Christmas album but still professional enough to be classy.
8) God’s Kids Worship Band: Christmas Fun – A great Children’s Christmas album. They also have an album called “Classic Christmas” that is equally great.
9) Jim McDonough: A Christmas To Remember (Piano Solos) – My all-time favorite pianists! His music is lively, fun, and skillful. I only wish his music was available for digital download.
10) Kenny G: The Greatest Holiday Classics – Saxophone instrumental music, both fun and entertaining while at the same time providing a relaxing, soothing (even romantic) atmosphere.  
12) Michael Card: The Promise – It is a rare artists indeed who can compose all their own songs without imitating the music or styles of other artists. Michael Card’s music is a style of his own and his Christmas music is great for reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas.
13) Newsong: The Christmas Shoes – This was a popular album several years back but still remains a favorite of mine today.
14) Paul Cardall: A Sacred Christmas Piano Collection – Also check out his “Christmas Box” album
16) Point of Grace: Home for the Holidays – Point of Grace has a few different Christmas albums now. I loved their previous ones and was really excited when they came out with a third
17) Ray Boltz: A Christmas Album – I have always loved the depth of content in Ray Boltz’s music. His lyrics have such rich meaning and really helps you to stay focused on Jesus during the busy holiday season.
18) The Way in a Manger – If you like classic country you will love this album. Featuring an assortment of different country singers with songs that point to the Christ child.
19) Third Day: Christmas Offerings – This is a fun, energetic album that has a very pleasant blend of both traditional and modern Christmas songs.
20) Travis Cottrell: Ring the Bells – If you are only to purchase one Christmas album this year, I would recommend this one! A nice assortment of traditional Christmas carols with a few new worshipful songs as well.
21) Wayne Watson: One Christmas Eve – This album includes some of my all-time favorite Christmas songs. The music in this album is absolutely beautiful and the words in all the songs really move your heart and put you in the Christmas mood.
22) Fernando Ortega: Christmas Songs – Beautiful classic Christmas carols, as only Fernando Ortega can sing them!
23) Guitar Instrumentals: Christmas Songs – Beautiful, relaxing instrumental music!
24) Matthew West: Heart of Christmas – A beautiful blend of both classic and contemporary Christmas songs!




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