Your Christmas List - of Songs to Sing
by Molly Shorter
It may seem too soon to think about Christmas music but it's not! There are about 6 weeks until we step into December. If you are responsible for planning a special Christmas program or service then you need to get to work now. If you're responsible for choosing and preparing a Christmas song for a church service in December then it's time to start browsing and choosing which song you will sing.
Here are a few suggestions for solos, group songs, and songs to include the kids on. These songs are tried and true, filled with Truth from God's Word. Let's get you started on finding just the right song for you and get you ready for the Christmas Season!
We Are The Reason by Avalon - a great group song with tight harmony. You can add in a couple of solos on the verses then go to full harmony on the chorus; Available in a variety of keys.
You're Here by Francesca Battistelli - Looking for a current solo song for a low alto voice? This is the one for you!
It's Still The Greatest Story Ever Told by The Gaither Vocal Band - A Southern Gospel song with strong harmonies and powerful truth.
All Is Well by Point of Grace - one of their most beautiful songs, this can be done as a solo or add in the quartet harmony.
Not So Silent Night by Point of Grace - another one of my favorites. Perfect for a mixture of solos with harmonies on the chorus
Hallelujah (Light Has Come) by BarlowGirl - I've heard this done by a young girl, solo and also as a trio.
Christmas This Year by TobyMac - great for youth choir, get them clapping and moving and you'll have an instant fun song that they will enjoy singing.
Where Are You Christmas by Faith Hill - We used this song last year with the kids. Let a young child sing the first part solo and gradually add in voices until the entire children's choir is singing. Give an adult the bridge and then all sing to the end. Give it try!
Happy Birthday Jesus by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir - My absolute favorite for mixing children and adults. Have a young child begin the song, add in the children's choir and then the adult choir. Here is the Daywind Kidz version. Beautiful song.
Joy, Joy by David Phelps - This is an ambitious male solo song. If you have the vocals try it out - it's a great song.
Check these songs out. This list should get you on your way to getting ready for the Christmas Season!
Molly Shorter is full-time musician and worship leader in the service of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She works with church musicians, giving them opportunities to develop and use their God-given musical gifts for His honor and glory.
Along with leading a large worship team, she is also a teacher to budding musicians, a playwright and theater director, a composer, and the writer of your enouragement here at Christwill Music.