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Favorite Songs sung at Christmas

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  1. Kentuckymama

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    I have several songs that I love. Some I really feel could be sung everyday though, not just during the holidays.

    Mary Did You Know (I think this is fitting for everyday)
    New Star Shining
    Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
    Go Tell it On the Mountain

    these are just a few of my favorites...I know there are many more...would you share them?
     
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    When my kids were in Christian school, every year at the Christmas program we would sing Silent Night in the original German language. I don't know why that appeals to me, maybe because my mom was of German ethnicity?
     
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    I like most all Christmas songs - both hymns and secular.

    Here's my particular favorite as far as lyrics as concerned. [Sung to the tune of Good King Wenceslas]

    "Gentle Mary laid her child lowly in a manger;
    There He lay, the undefiled, to the world a stranger:
    Such a babe in such a place, can He be the Savior?
    Ask the saved of all the race who have found His favor.

    Angels sang about His birth; wise men sought and found Him;
    Heaven’s star shone brightly forth, glory all around Him:
    Shepherds saw the wondrous sight, heard the angels singing;
    All the plains were lit that night, all the hills were ringing.

    Gentle Mary laid her child lowly in a manger;
    He is still the undefiled, but no more a stranger:
    Son of God, of humble birth, beautiful the story;
    Praise His name in all the earth, hail the King of glory!"
     
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    May I give my most unfavorite?

    Well, I’ll do it anyway. :)


    “Santa Clause is Coming to Town.”

    It is flat ungodly.

    Bet you have it spinning through your head right now having just read this post!

    See how it so detracts from God to idol worship?

    “He sees you when your sleeping,
    He knows when your awake.
    He knows when you’ve been bad or good,
    So be good, for goodness sake.”​
     
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    "It came upon a midnight clear" sadly sings of 2,000 years of wrong, and looks forward to Jesus return in glory.

    I love this Getty carol - Jesus, joy of the highest heaven.

    Need to rewrite some -

    "O come all ye faithful, joyful & triumphant "
    should be
    "O come all you sinners, come in true repentance."

    The chorus of
    "O come, O come Emmanuel"
    should be
    "Repent! Repent! Emmanuel has come to you, O Israel."
     
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    The title of the OP is "favorite Christmas songs".

    For those wanted to bash songs, please start a new thread.
     
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    Only cause you're a Hanoverian.
     
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    “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

    We sing it year around in some churches I’ve attended.
     
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    Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
    O Holy Night
    In The Bleak Midwinter
    I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
    and many others.

    :Whistling:Whistling:Whistling
     
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    Sorry Scarlett if this is OT - you can still enjoy singing it.

    The English version of "O come all ye faithful" is a simple & popular carol, & as sung is all about Jesus & his incarnation. The translation makes it acceptable. The Jacobite connection is completely obscured.

    I'm not Jacobite nor Hanoverian; my King is Jesus & his people are my people. Politically I support Labour as led by Jeremy Corbyn. We should pray for him that his concern for the common people will result in true conversion. Our queen appears to be a true Christian, but I have no such confidence in her successors.

    I know "Adeste fideles" was probably written in Latin in support of Bonny Prince Charlie & the pretender, born king of the English - "Natum videte regem angelorum" not about Christ the Lord, but their lord - "dominum."

     
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    I think this is one of the most beautiful of all carols.

    Bethlehem Down.

    The poet, Bruce Blunt, lived in my home county, Hampshire. Downs are the beautiful sheep-grazed rounded hills of southern England. The music is by Philip Heseltine.

    When he is King we will give him the Kings’ gifts,
    Myrrh for its sweetness, and gold for a crown,
    Beautiful robes,” said the young girl to Joseph,
    Fair with her first-born on Bethlehem Down.

    Bethlehem Down is full of the starlight —
    Winds for the spices, and stars for the gold,
    Mary for sleep, and for lullaby music
    Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem fold.

    When he is King they will clothe him in grave-sheets,
    Myrrh for embalming, and wood for a crown,
    He that lies now in the white arms of Mary,
    Sleeping so lightly on Bethlehem Down.

    Here he has peace and a short while for dreaming,
    Close-huddled oxen to keep him from cold,
    Mary for love, and for lullaby music
    Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem fold.​
     
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    I expect something in a song makes it special for us, for me it is "O Holy Night" and the line is "Fall on your knees."
     
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    Angels We Have Heard on High and White Christmas.
     
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    Who can go the season without "White Christmas."

    Irving Berlin wrote some great what are now classics:

    "Always" is top of my favorites list.

    Do you know only black piano keys are used to play this song?
     
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    "Silent Night"
     
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    I have been enjoying your radio show and your expertise on bluegrass!
     
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    Thank you, sir. :)
     
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    One of my favs is "Mary Did You Know?" Primarily because at a Christmas service at church a couple of years ago, a young teen soloed that song, and when she hit the part of ( don't remember the EXACT words) "when you kiss the face of your baby boy, YOU HAVE KISSED THE FACE OF GOD".
    Gives me shivers just writing this now!!!!:):Thumbsup:):Thumbsup
     
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    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. It has the Gospel in its first verse,
     
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    There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays, and Silver Bells.
     
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