Special Request [Now Closed]

I am going to try one more time to do a special “25 Songs of Christmas” set of devotionals. This will be the third year I am attempting this and the last two I didn’t quite make it all 25 days. So this year I am starting a little early and also asking for help. What are your favorite Christmas songs? What do you love about the season? In the past I have used both fun and very serious songs as well as flippant (snow, hot chocolate), spiritual (Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, etc), and serious (Aleppo bombing) topics so the sky’s the limit. Help me pick the songs. Help me chose the topics. Then from December 1st until the 25th, lets celebrate Christmas together here on the River Walk all 25 days.

 

Update:

 

Thanks everyone for all the input. Songs, videos, and topics have all been selected. (You’ve given me 23 of the 25 songs I am using.) The writing is well on its way and my goal is to have everything written by November 26th. If I hit that goal, then I will not only have them posted daily here through the Christmas season but also have them available for download by December 1’st on Amazon. So without further ado, in the order they will be used, here is the list you helped me to create:

  1. Let It Snow
  2. Silent Night
  3. Grandma got ran over by a reindeer
  4. The Christmas Song
  5. I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
  6. Frosty
  7. Feliz Navidad
  8. Fairytale of New York
  9. Little Drummer Boy
  10. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  11. Precious Lamb of God
  12. Silver Bells
  13. Some Children See Him
  14. O Little Town
  15. Angels We Have Heard On High
  16. All Is Well
  17. O Come Emmanuel
  18. Oh Holy Night
  19. Mary Did You Know
  20. Joseph’s Lullaby
  21. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
  22. What Child Is This
  23. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  24. Silent Night
  25. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Of Course, there must be an honorable mention. This video almost made but despite its artistry, depth, and excellence the fact it is so short I could not include it.

 

 

 

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42 thoughts on “Special Request [Now Closed]

  1. I love O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, but it might be more Advent than Christmas so that leaves me with Hark the Herald Angels 🙂
    As for Thanksgiving – to paraphrase Dickens, we can keep Christmas in our heart all year round 😉

  2. Joy to the World and Mary Did You Know. One of my favorite things is celebrating the true meaning with my family, even if when we are all together, you might not see all the true meaning but most certainly the joy!

  3. There are many good Christmas songs with Scriptural meanings as well as deep theological ones. I love many of those kinds of songs, yet “The Christmas Shoes” by NewSong is one of my favorite Christmas songs, because this song touched me emotionally in a personal way.

    My best friend and dear sister in Christ passed away ten years ago. Before she passed away, she asked me to buy shoes for her to wear at her funeral. She was so sick that she could not go shopping. I bought a pair of white shoes for her because she wanted to wear her wedding dress at her funeral.

    When I heard this song on the radio on my first Christmas without her, I could not stop crying. Yes, this song makes me cry each time I listen to it, but I know that she is in a beautiful place now, worshipping her Father face-to-face with all the other believers, and I will join her someday.

    This song also reminds me that we need to open our eyes and look around to see if we can share Christ’s love, even in small ways.

  4. Hi there, Last year I really enjoyed your 25 days of Christmas; I wrote a ‘Short Thought’ for my ministry which I attached for you with thanks for the inspiration. I’ve been thinking about my favourite Christmas songs and what I enjoy, so here are a few ideas to consider: Immanuel, O Immanuel:Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid;O Holy Night (yes, I know …. but I love singing it)In the bleak mid-WinterMary, did you know?Anything from graham Kendrick’s ‘Rumours of Angels’ That’s it, can;t wait to see what you do with all the responses you get 😉

  5. I wish you success in your endeavour.
    My favourites are
    – Joy to the world
    – O holy night
    – Angels from the realms of glory.
    May you be anointed to sing for Him.

  6. How ’bout “Some Children See Him”, by James Taylor? It’s a nice globally inclusive “Christ child” one. Your list has many of my faves–I love the holiday season, have to think about making fruit cakes now 🙂 God bless you much.

  7. Great idea. Don’t know how you could use them but I’ve always been partial to The Christmas Song and White Christmas (this year especially since this is the first time I could actually experience one where I live).

    • I’m also amazed no-one mentioned O Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) – There’s a huge variation in lyrics.
      The Coventry Carol mentions Herod – Pentatonix did a cool version.
      There’re several songs about Joseph out there, I did a quick google search. I love MercyMe so Joseph’s Lullaby was my favourite.

      and finally for the Innkeeper – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVVgbmFSqUE made me cry and I think you’ll like it considering the topic you’ve been on recently.

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