As most everyone knows, I’m not a great lover of Christmas music. Which isn’t to say I don’t like any… it’s just that I don’t like a lot of it. So, just for kicks, my wife recently challenged me to make a playlist of songs I do like, one called “Have Yourself a Theologically Accurate Christmas”.
Which I’ve done, and am now sharing as a Spotify playlist. However, since I cannot (for some reason) embed the playlist, I’m doing the next best thing. I’ve included a couple of the songs on the list throughout this post.
This playlist does, of course, have one glaring omission: it includes nothing from Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God.” Why? Because it’s not available on Spotify. If it were, I’d have included it. (Take that as a hint to go buy it if you haven’t already).
Nevertheless, it’s pretty good, I think. Here are the songs I included, along with renditions I enjoy:
- O Little Town of Bethlehem (Marc Martel)
- O Come O Come Emmanuel (Citizens)
- Angels We Have Heard On High (The Modern Post)
- Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Shane & Shane)
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Citizens)
- Oh Holy Night! (The Sing Team)
- Child of Glory (The Modern Post)
- Come and Stand Amazed (Citizens)
- Go Tell It On the Mountain (Shane & Shane)
- Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (The Modern Post)
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Keith & Kristyn Getty)
- What Child is This (The Modern Post)
- Joy to the World (Citizens)
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Shane & Shane)
- This is War (The Modern Post)
- This is the Christ (Sandra McCracken)
While my taste tends to lean a bit indie-rock, I’ve tried to keep the renditions from being the most depressing Christmas mix ever. As for the song choices: agree or disagree? Did I miss a song? Let me know on Twitter (@aaronstrongarm).