Christmas songs seem to be a point of dissension among friends. Some merry carolers listen to Christmas music all year long. Opposing Scrooges save their Christmas records solely for Christmas day. Still others’ radios begin jingling bells around Thanksgiving. Many people fall somewhere in between.
Personally, I listen to Christmas music sporadically throughout the year. Around July, I usually pull out my favorite: Let it Snow Baby, Let it Reindeer by Relient K. After listening to it a few times, I am content again until Thanksgiving.
Below, I have created a montage of my ten favorite Christmas songs. I have arranged them into one long poem, so read straight through the all the lyrics.
Christmas Song Montage
(1) As fall rides off in the sunset, I sweep the snow from my doorstep.
I just can’t help but stop and grin; it’s like I’m ten years old again.
(2) I left the lights up all year round, I just couldn’t bear the thought of taking them down.
I’ve been singing Jingle Bell Rock since July. The neighbors look at me like I’m crazy, but I
Got a feeling that I just can’t shake, and it’s lasted 364 days.
Now I’m too excited; I can’t sleep a wink. I stare at the snow outside my window just thinking.
(3) I would love for Christmas to stay 365 days. No one dear would be far away…
Love would be the gift we gave 365 days
(4) Close your eyes and share the dream. Let everyone on earth believe.
The child was born, the stars shone bright, and love came down at Christmas time.
(5) “You see the world is dark and it needs a light. I’m gonna’ hang a star in the eastern sky.
So everybody’s gonna’ know where I touch down. I’m leaving Heaven right now.
I’m gonna’ walk around that broken Earth, trading in these streets of gold.
So if you ever wonder how much you’re worth,
You should know that you’re the reason why I’m leaving Heaven.
Ain’t gonna’ be no kingdom, ain’t gonna’ be no crown—just a little old manger, in a little old town.
But it’ll do just fine for this humble King. I’m leaving Heaven let all the angels sing.”
(6) How many kings, stepped down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts to romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me? Only one did that for me
(7) One king held the frankincense. One king held the myrrh.
One king held the purest gold. One king held the hope of the world.
(8) And in despair I bowed my head: “There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men.”
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, good will to men.
(9) Ring Christmas bells, ring them loud with the message bringing
Peace on the earth tidings of good cheer.
Come carolers come and join with the angels singing joy to the world Christmas time is here
(10) So deck the halls with mistletoe. May all your heavy burdens go
Up the chimney in a cloud of smoke–the fire’s burning bright.
Strike up the band and play the tune ‘cause Christmas will be hear and soon.
You’ll hear our song in every room this merry Christmas night.
Singing merry Christmas, here’s to many more.
1. Christmas this Year, TobyMac
2. Come on, Christmas, Matthew West
3. 365, Nicole C. Mullen
4. When Love Came Down, Point of Grace
5. Leaving Heaven, Matthew West
6. How Many Kings, Downhere
7. One King, Point of Grace
8. I heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Steven Curtis Chapman
9. Christmastime, Michael W. Smith
10. Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More, Relient K
What is your opinion on Christmas music? What are your favorite Christmas songs?