If you’re not already listening to Christmas music, well, ’tis the season, friends.
Here are five Christmas albums our family enjoys:
Andrew Peterson, "Behold the Lamb of God”
“Behold the Lamb of God” is essential Christmas music at our house. It’s a record that retells the whole story of Christmas.
“Gather ‘round, ye children, come,” the singer-songwriter beckons in the first song. “Listen to the old, old story of the power of death undone by an infant born of glory.” The next 40 minutes of the album move from Moses to the Old Testament prophets to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. It’s so good.
Randall Goodgame and Slugs and Bugs, "Sing the Bible: Family Christmas”
This brand-new album is packed with singable Scriptures that all relate to the arrival of Jesus. In 12 tracks, Randall Goodgame examines almost every angle of the Christmas story.
Your kids also will love to listen to Randall Goodgame’s two other “Sing the Bible” collections – and they’ll learn Bible verses, too!
Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn, “Christmas"
This album gets played early and often each year. This married duo refreshes carol favorites (like "O Come All Ye Faithful” and “The First Noel”). They also include so-good unfamiliar songs (like “Nations That Long In Darkness Walked” and “I Will Find A Way”, which we dare you not to tear up in).
J.J. Heller, “Wake Up the World”
J.J. Heller’s first little Christmas release has joyful songs for the season. The lyrics are simple enough for the kids to learn and sing along.
Matt Boswell, “Advent - EP”
This contemporary hymn-writer penned a handful of Christmas-related songs, and this short project is nothing short of an advent worship album. Boswell sings of the “Christ who was long foretold,” “the shout of sin” that was “overthrown by the baby’s cry,” and “the day of atonement” that now has “dawned.”
Be sure to sample his other albums (especially the Messenger Hymns EPs).
We hope your home is filled with great Christmas tunes and happy Christmas singing this season!