Last-Minute Christmas Songs
by Molly Shorter
You are probably well on your way to learning all of the songs that you will be singing over the next few weeks for special Christmas programs and celebrations. In fact, you may have been rehearsing for weeks and now is the time to sail through. You could sing those songs in your sleep! Good for you for being prepared. I would love to hear what you are planning to sing.
But sometimes plans change and you may have just gotten a last minute call to fill in and sing a special Christmas song in the next few weeks. You don't have much time to choose a song and learn it.
Well, I'm going to help you out. I want to suggest a few songs for you to check out that are "easy to learn" songs. Songs that aren't complicated, tracks that are easy to follow and words that are easy to pick up on - songs that are wonderful choices, filled with truth - no one will be able to tell that it was your last minute Christmas song.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Steven Curtis Chapman - offered in three different keys with a simple melody.
Mary Sweet Mary by Selah - this song has tracks with background vocals if you would like some harmony backing you up. Or you can use the track without background vocals and sing it as a trio. Key options are also available.
Gift Carol by Downhere - this one may be new to you. Check it out - you may love it.
Here With Us by Joy Williams - I'm proud to recommend this song recorded by my friend. The song has plenty of key options to fit any voice.
Ring The Bells by Big Daddy Weave - love this version so much!
Emmanuel by Love And The Outcome - this one may also be new to you. It's a great song with key options and background options.
Labor Of Love by The Issacs - yet another one with a variety of keys and background vocals. If you love southern gospel check this one out.
Beautiful Christmas Medley by Praise Hymn Soundtracks - this medley of worship songs would be a perfect addition to a Christmas worship service. A variety of keys and background vocal options makes it fit any voice.
Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) by Amy Grant - I could listen to this song year round. So beautiful.
Christmas Time by Michael W. Smith - this track is beautifully orchestrated and the melody is an easy one to pick up on.
Okay, now it's up to you. Take some time and check these titles out. One of these songs could be your last-minute Christmas song.
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.