Special Menu: Christmas (Dec 2019)


Can you imagine celebrating the Christmas season without music?  Neither can we, and we have 44 hand-curated songs to enjoy any time you need to take a break from hearing Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, and Mariah Carey non-stop.  We hope you enjoy the variety and high-quality songs from some of UTR’s favorite artists, and serve as a gentle reminder of the centerpiece of the holiday – a baby “born that man no more may die!”


While I find nothing wrong with holiday classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “Holly Jolly Christmas,” I decided on this year’s playlist to really focus entirely on the birth of Jesus.  All of the songs directly celebrate our Savior’s arrival — sometimes in the form of advent hymns like “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and sometimes in the form of new original songs.  One fun side note, many other Christmas playlists out there either have an artist repeated a bunch, or maybe you get seven versions of “Joy to the World,” THIS playlist doesn’t repeat any artists or song titles – more variety for your holiday soundtrack.

Track List for Special Menu #8 (DEC 2019)

Passover Us – Jess Ray
Every Bell on Earth Will Ring – The Oh Hellos
I’ve Seen The Glory – Melanie Penn (ft. The Arcadian Wild)
You’re Ready – Folk Hymnal (ft. Nathan Storey)
We Wait – Sara Groves
Away in a Manger – The Choir
It’s Christmas, Eve – Michelle Lynn Thomson
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Young Oceans
What Child is This – Lauren Daigle
Come and See the Saviour – Resound Worship
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – CeCe Winans
Angels We Have Heard on High – Seabird
The Rebel Jesus [LIVE] – Bebo Norman
Jesus What a Wonderful Child – Sandra McCracken [ft. Cindy Morgan & Gabe Dixon]

Once in Royal David’s City – Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn
Go Tell It on the Mountain – Jars of Clay & SHEL
Little Drummer Boy – Marc Martel
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Caroline Cobb [ft. Sean Carter] May You Find A Light – Josh Garrels
Whose Baby is He? – Waterdeep
O Come All Ye Faithful – Rend Collective
God So Loved The World – Sarah Hart
I Saw Three Ships – Sufjan Stevens
Vacancy – Carolyn Arends
Manger Throne – Third Day & Julie Miller (ft. Derri Daugherty)
Handel’s Messiah – Jenny & Tyler
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus – Fernando Ortega
Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child – The McCrary Sisters
At Last, the King [LIVE] – The Gray Havens
Winter Snow – Audrey Assad
Gather ‘Round, Ye Children, Come – Andrew Peterson
O Come O Come Emmanuel – Gungor
O Holy Night – Tanya Godsey
Bethlehem Town – Weston Skaggs
Silent Night – We Are The Monks
Heaven’s Hallelujah – Jason Bare
We Three Kings – Peter Furler
Do You Hear What I Hear – Karla Adolphe
Blessed Be the Holy One of Israel – Steve Thorngate
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – Heck Ya the Halls
How Wonderful is Christ Our King – Liturgical Folk
Unto Us – JJ Heller
Baby Son – John Mark McMillan
The First Noel – The Sing Team

One Comment

  1. Rick Lee James November 26, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Great choices here!

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