I love Christmas music, and I have eclectic taste in holiday tunes. Look at my top three Christmas albums, and you’ll see what I mean.
In college, I vividly remember driving up US-287 from Denton in my red Dodge Daytona (with a hatchback, thank you very much) with Amy Grant’s voice serenading me as I headed home for Christmas break. I always liked the album, and the music seemed to hold more meaning as I returned home after my first semester away. I was growing up, and I felt nostalgic. Years later, I still love hearing “Little Town” in all its synthesized glory; the melody continues to wash my heart with truth and wonder of that Holy Night. And a funny side note: two of my four kids actually request the Amy Grant album. My hubby shakes his head, but my heart swells with pride to hear their little voices sing “Tennessee Christmas.“
I’m sure you have your favorites too, and I’d love for you to share them in the comments below.
I’ve curated a holiday playlist specifically to inspire our hearts with the wonder of the season. The first playlist is instrumental for moments when words are a little too much. One idea is to play any of these songs as you read scripture aloud. Turn to Luke 2, and read the story of Christ’s coming with an instrumental song of your choosing in the background as an individual or family devotional. You could also read the 12 Scriptures for Christmas to Inspire a Heart of Wonder in the same way.
How about a holiday road trip playlist? Save these songs to your phone to provide some much-needed entertainment (in your SUV, minivan, or awesome hatchback) for your Christmas vacation.
For the Wonder of Christmas (Instrumental) Spotify Playlist, click HERE.
For the Wonder of Christmas Spotify Playlist, click HERE.
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Wonder of Christmas Instrumental Playlist:
When I Think Upon Christmas (Instrumental) – Hillsong Worship
Arrival (Instrumental) – Hillsong Worship
Pas d’action – Nutcracker Suite
Panorama – Nutcracker Suite
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Amy Grant
First Snowfall – Michael W. Smith
Memoirs: A Trilogy – Michael W. Smith
Wonder of Christmas Playlist:
Love Has Come – Amy Grant
Little Town – Amy Grant
Emmanuel, God With Us – Amy Grant
Here Comes Heaven – Elevation Worship
Light of the World (Behold Version) – Lauren Daigle
Noel (Live) – SixSteps (featuring Lauren Daigle)
Come and Stand Amazed – The Modern Post
Angels We Have Heard on High – for KING & COUNTRY
Joseph’s Lullaby – MercyMe
O Little Town of Bethlehem/Away in a Manger – Kari Jobe
What Child is This? – Kari Jobe
Anthem for Christmas – Michael W. Smith
Welcome to our World – Michael W. Smith
All is Well – Michael W. Smith and Friends (featuring Carrie Underwood)
The Night Before Christmas – Brandon Heath
Let There Be Light – Point of Grace
Glory in the Highest – Chris Tomlin
Glorious – for KING & COUNTRY
Prince of Heaven – Hillsong Worship
Joy to the World – Hillsong Worship
Jesus, Light of The World – Third Day
Christmas Like a Child – Third Day