This is a different sort of post, but I’m going to share it anyways.
I’m not a huge fan of Christmas music. In old world terms, there are probably two CDs worth of Christmas music that I care to hear more than once a year (maybe three).
However, some of those songs are relatively new or are not well known. Since I know that I’m not alone in my feelings about Christmas tunes, I thought I’d share a few that I’ve come to really enjoy that you might like, too.
You Gotta Get Up by Rich Mullins
I can’t remember not knowing this song. It’s not on an album of Christmas music, and my dad played the tape in his old pickup all the time. I love the song and being on the other side of the gift giving now for my boys just makes it a sweeter memory.
God With Us by Ross King
This song is new, but it feels like it’s one I’ve known forever. It’s about the idea that there’s something meaningful about us being together with people we love at Christmas. The song ties that idea to Jesus’ coming to be with us. Regardless of what you think about Jesus, Christianity, or religion, it’s an interesting idea that I hadn’t considered before and a song I’ve really enjoyed.
My Christmas Eve by Ross King
This is another song from Ross King. I’m not sure how to describe this song. When it came out, I remember someone commenting that it sounded like it belongs in the titles of a Christmas movie. As much as I don’t love the Christmas movie phenomenon, I tend to agree with the claim. Check out the song below.
Christmastime by Jenny and Tyler
I first heard this song live, and immediately I knew it was going to become a favorite in our family. It’s a great little tune that feels like Christmas to me.
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a Merry Christmas. To all, I hope the break (even if it hasn’t started for you yet) treats you well as you rejuvenate for next semester and connect with family without the pull of school.