Music is one of the most important ways to celebrate the holiday season.  While there’s nothing wrong with songs about candy canes, flying reindeer, and winter wonderlands, we are curating this playlist to feature songs that are spiritually centered on the birth of our Savior.  Chestnuts and jingle bells can put a smile on our faces, but the arrival of Immanuel gives us eternal hope in God’s never-ending love.  With this blend of originals and Advent hymns, our hope is that these songs give you joy, peace, and spiritual encouragement.  “Let every heart prepare Him room!”

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Curator’s Notes  (Christmas)

I love Christmas music so much, and especially the profound story that “He put on flesh to dwell among us.”  As mentioned, all the songs are focused on the centerpiece of the season – the birth of Jesus.  But we give you a variety – all different artists, different genres and flavors, and some past favorites mixed with brand new releases.  And this year we have beefed up the playlist by 37% – so it’s now over 6 hours of gourmet holiday music!  Hope this adds to your soundtrack of the season.  (Dave)


Christmas Songs of Faith Playlist

(Latest update: Nov. 29, 2023)

Shepherd’s Song – Josh Garrels
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – DOE (ft. iAmSon)
Long, Long Ago – Andrew Peterson
Begin and Never Cease – The Oh Hellos
Joy to the World – The Gray Havens
Ring, Ring the Bells – Sixpence None the Richer
I Pray on Christmas – Mac Powell
One Day on Christmas – Marc Scibilia
The Great One – Song of Laughter
Magnificat (Glory to God) – Tenielle Neda (ft. Praytell)
Angels We Have Heard on High – Seabird
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem – Tim Timmons
Comfort, Comfort, Now My People – Paul Demer (ft. Graham Jones)
Little Drummer Boy – Blessing Offor
Brand New Life – Steven Curtis Chapman (ft. We The Kingdom)
It’s Christmas, Eve – Michelle Lynn Thompson
Some Kind of Peace on Earth – Johan Glidden
O Come, All Ye Faithful – Hollyn
Go Tell It (Gloria) – Matt Maher (ft. The Choir Room)
Humble People, Humble Christ – Common Hymnal
Away in a Manger – Forrest Frank
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Switchfoot
Go Tell It On The Mountain – Crowder (ft. Ricky Skaggs)
Baby Son – John Mark McMillan
Coventry Carol – Kevin Max
A Hard Year’s Christmas – Johnnyswim
Emmanuel, God is With Us – Ellie Holcomb
We Three Kings – Kirk Franklin
Bethlehem [2022] – Ross King
Gloria, Gloria – Jess Ray &. Langdon
Joy to the World – John Van Deusen
No Obvious Angels – The Dan Damon Quartet
Bethlehem, A Noble City – The Welcome Wagon
Silent Night (Heavenly Peace) – We The Kingdom (ft. Maverick City Music)
Light of Love – Staci Frenes
Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child – The Walls Group
I Still Believe in Christmas – Anne Wilson
Angels We Have Heard on High – John Tibbs
Mary & Joseph – Chris Renzema
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Sara Groves
Sweet Baby Jesus – Dave Barnes
Handel’s Messiah – Jenny & Tyler
While Shepherds Watched – Andrew Peterson
This is Christmas – Tasha Layton
In The Days of Caesar – Graham Jones
Welcome to Our World – Marc Martel (ft. Leigh Nash)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Jon Reddick
Gift of Love (Angel Choir) – Melanie Pennn (ft. The Arcadian Wild)
The Virgin Mary Had One Son – Josh Garrels
Make A Way – The Porter’s Gate (ft. Liz Vice & Paul Zach)
Silent Night – JJ Heller
Today Is the Savior’s Day – Rend Collective
God Came Down to Us – Jonathan & Emily Martin
Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child – The McCrary Sisters
Do You Hear What I Hear – The Sing Team
Light Of the World (Sing Hallelujah) – We The Kingdom
The Midnight Clear – Sufjan Stevens
Every Bell on Earth Will Ring – The Oh Hellos
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Seabird
Jesus You Come (Acoustic) – Tenielle Neda (ft. Jon Guerra)
Born A King [Reimagined] – Stephen McWhirter & Jason Clayborn
Another Merry Christmas – Amy Grant
We Need Emmanuel – Brandon Heath
Angels We Have Heard on High – Sixpence None the Richer
In The Beginning – Slugs and Bugs
Jesus What a Wonderful Child – Sandra McCracken (ft. Cindy Morgan & Gabe Dixon)
Light Has Come – Sarah Kroger
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Future of Forestry
Giving Season – CeCe Winans
Noel – Tow’rs
In the Bleak Midwinter – Drakeford
O Holy Night – Crowder (ft. Passion)
At Last, the King [Reimagined] – The Gray Havens
Passover Us – Jess Ray
Why Does God Have to Look so Human – Waterdeep
Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming – Poor Bishop Hooper
Jesus Christ is Born – Mac Powell
We Three Kings – Steven Curtis Chapman
“Mary, Did You Know” – Jonathan McReynolds
I Wonder as I Wander – Rachel Wilhelm
Little Drummer Boy [LIVE] – for King & Country
What Child Is This? – Lauren Daigle
Christmas is Coming – Jason Gray
I Celebrate the Day – Relient K
Go Tell it on the Mountain – Needtobreathe
Someday at Christmas – Jars of Clay
Mothers and Shepherds – Common Hymnal (ft. Brittney Spencer)
I Will Find A Way – Andy Gullahorn
Joy to the World – Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
“Hallelujah, Christ is Born” – Caroline Cobb
Hope’s Come to Town – LOVKN
On a Night Like This – Sarah Hart
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” – Sleeping at Last
The Song the Season Brings – Beta Radio
Gloria – Nashville Life Music
Mary Had a Baby – Bruce Cockburn
Advent Hymn – Rick Lee James
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Jill Phillips
A Child Will Lead Us All – Drew Miller