The Christmas season is fast approaching and soon we will be hearing the carols and songs on the radio and all around the shopping areas. A good Christian Christmas song can help us to reflect upon why we celebrate the nativity. The words and music put us in a mood that matches no other throughout the year.
Angels We Have Heard on High
The first version of the song was from a traditional French carol called “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes” and was translated into English by the Bishop James Chadwick in the nineteenth century. It appeared for the first time in the Holy Family Hymns in 1860. Chadwick translated the popular and common English version that we sing today. A popular version of this song today is sung by Josh Groban.
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Words: Bohemian folk song;translated to English by Mari Ruef Hofer, 1912.
Music: Kommet Ihr Hirten, Bohemian folk song.
According to legend, the popular Christmas carol we all know today called “Silent Night” was first heard 180 years ago. The carol was first enjoyed in a village church in Austria.
Away in a Manger
A very popular Christmas song for everyone of any age.
Go Tell It On The Mountain
With its inspiring tune and captivating lyrics, Go Tell It on the Mountains has gained in popularity over the years. In 2004, it was voted to be the Christmas Carol of the Year, indicating its growing popularity among the American public. However, this carol is not secular, but one of the strongest calls to action for Christians during the holiday season to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! is a beautiful and captivating Christmas carol sung by Christians throughout the world. Internationally, its tune and lyrics are well loved and enjoyed by millions.
Joy To The World
With its stirring beginning and joyous lyrics, it’s not hard to understand how Joy to the World has long remained in the top list of Christmas carols.
Other popular Christmas songs:
Star of Bethlehem
The First Noel
The Little Drummer Boy
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
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