That crazy Target Lady in the ads. Black Friday pepper-spraying. Commercials with luxury cars wrapped in big bows, or the spots that say jewelry equals love. It’s enough to make me don my ear muffs.
Yet there are some sounds that gently pull those fuzzy ear muffs from my ears.
Like the aroma of pumpkin pie, the coziness of thick blankets on a cold winter’s night, or that first sip of hot cocoa, music sets the auditory mood for Christmas.There are some tunes that are a comforting reminder to worship, to wonder, and to celebrate.
Here are some songs that sound like the season to be jolly me. Some are sacred, some are corny, but their sound is like Christmas to my ears.
All Is Well
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Carol of the Bells
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
The First Noel
We Three Kings
What Child Is This
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Christmas in Hollis (RUN DMC)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Christmas Song (esp. Nat King Cole’s version)
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
This Christmas (esp. Donnie Hathaway’s version)
What does your Christmas playlist look like?