No matter the genre, pretty much every band has put out some form of Christmas music to entertain their fans. Unlike other styles of music, though, the message of Christmas music is very close to the heart of the songs already sung by Christian artists. With Christmas hymns going back into the 16th century and beyond, there are countless songs out there for Christian artists to cover. On top of the many classics, most musicians put together original Christmas songs for their holiday albums as well. Listed below are some great contemporary Christian Christmas songs from many of your favorite artists. There are simply too many wonderful songs out there to hit them all, but we hope this serves as an adequate representation of the great Christmas music being produced. If you want something a little slower and softer in your Christmas playlist, you might add a few of the songs off this album. As one of the biggest bands in Christian music for 15 years, it should be no surprise that MercyMe has two quality Christmas albums. Similar to the previously mentioned Point of Grace, BarlowGirl was an all-girl trio until they disbanded in Around the same time BarlowGirl was putting out their Christmas album, Casting Crowns produced one of their own.
Francesca Battistelli just released her new Christmas album, including a song for people who find this time of year less than joyful. Her first holiday album was released in The new album has many classics when it comes to Christmas tunes that people know and love, like 'Silent Night', 'Let it Snow! However, the new record also has a song focused on the person who is having a hard time during the holidays. My prayer is that these songs offer hope, glorify Jesus, bring joy and maybe even some laughter! Battistelli specifically sings about the person who lost a loved one and mourns during Christmas, and another who lost their job and finds the holiday overwhelming. The song is called 'Behold Him' and encourages listeners to focus on Christ and the meaning of Christmas. The record also includes more original songs like 'Christmas Valentine', and has a total of 14 songs on it.
“Mary, Did You Know?” - Danny Gokey
Christmas music comprises a variety of genres of music on a variety of topics, religious and otherwise, regularly performed or heard around the Christmas season. Christmas carols remain a large part of the popular Christmas song canon, with numerous titles being added in the s, s, and s in the United States. Subject matter ranges from the nativity of Jesus Christ , to gift-giving and merrymaking, to mythical figures surrounding the holidays such as Santa Claus and his elves. Many songs simply have a winter or seasonal theme, or have been adopted into the canon for other reasons. While most Christmas songs prior to were of a traditional religious character, the Great Depression era of the s brought a stream of songs of American origin, most of which did not explicitly reference the Christian nature of the holiday, but rather the more secular traditional Western themes and customs associated with Christmas. These included songs aimed at children such as " Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town " and " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ", as well as sentimental ballad-type songs performed by famous crooners of the era, such as " Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas " and " White Christmas ", the latter of which remains the best-selling single of all time as of Performances of Christmas music at public concerts , in churches, at shopping malls, on city streets, and in private gatherings is an integral staple of the Christmas holiday in many cultures across the world. Radio stations often convert to a Christmas music format leading up to the holiday, starting sometimes as early as the day after Halloween — as part of a phenomenon known as " Christmas creep ". Music associated with Christmas is thought to have its origins in 4th-century Rome , in Latin-language hymns such as Veni redemptor gentium. Music was an early feature of the Christmas season and its celebrations.
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