It’s that time of year again: when you either love or hate listening to the radio. That’s right, it’s Christmas song season, when all those secular and religious songs come blaring at you the day after Thanksgiving and end immediately after Christmas dinner.
I love all sorts of Christmas songs. Christian hymns, modern pop songs, choral hits. I don’t mind if a song wants to tell me about Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, or about angelic hosts heard on high; they both have their place among our enjoyment of the Advent and Christmas season. (During Mass, however, song selection is a totally different story.)
While most of us have heard of Christmas songs by Mariah Carey and Nat King Cole, I wanted to highlight a few songs by Christian artists that I think are excellent and worthy of your attention. Now sit back, grab a candy cane and some hot chocolate, and take a listen to some of my Christmas favorites.