Would you believe that I used to sing in the church choir? Yup. As a tween I liked to sing but I am really not that good of a singer, so over the years I sing less and less. But I do secretly still love singing to Christmas songs. I even have a special playlist full of Christmas tunes that I look forward to playing come December (there’s a local radio station that plays 100% Christmas songs from Nov 25th till Christmas!) There are so many renditions of popular Christmas songs, and I have some favourite versions to share today.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings – Barenaked Ladies feat. Sarah Mclachlan:
2000 Miles – Pretenders:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Coldplay (featuring Conan in an ugly Christmas sweater! The studio version is here.):
Happy Christmas (The War Is Over) – U2:
Oh Holy Night – Jennifer Hudson:
Do You Hear What I Hear- Whitney Houston (so tragic that she’s gone!):
While some of the songs above are religious hymns gone more mainstream, I still quite enjoy the traditional Christmas songs sung by choirs (most of these links will be to church choirs singing the songs):
And no Christmas would be complete without Handel’s Messiah and the singing of “For Unto Us a Child is Born”:
What are some of your favourite Christmas songs?