Welcome to December, and another year of Christmases, another year of reflections and knowing, understanding and believing into the Christmas story, and another year of just spending time with family and friends. Here at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, we released a post last year about our top 10 favourite originally written Christmas songs. Here, we have a list of 10 songs again, but this is slightly different. These are ten songs, not necessarily the same 10 from last year, but 10 nonetheless, of tracks that will bring us from the spirit of Scrooge-ness to the spirit of giving, hope and joy as December 25th come around. These songs, in our defintion, have been the most poignant to us as a site for this last year. What are these songs you say? Read ahead and find out.
Steven Curtis Chapman- Christmas Card
1 Girl Nation- Joy
Matthew West- The Heart of Christmas
Love and the Outcome- Emmanuel
for King and Country- Baby Boy
TobyMac- Christmas This Year
Paul Baloche- Christmas Offering
Note: This video version above is not by Paul Baloche, but rather, a cover version of the Paul Baloche song.
Jason Bare- Have You Heard
Lauren Daigle- Light Of the World
Lincoln Brewster- Shout for Joy
5 songs that missed out: Beautiful Miracle (The Sonflowerz), Heaven Everywhere (Francesca Battistelli), Hope Was Born this Night (Sidewalk Prophets), Real (Nichole Nordeman), Jingle All the Way (Dan Bremnes)
So there you have it, my top ten favourite original Christmas melodies that are sure to get you all into the Christmas spirit as December 25th approaches. So, what are yours? Let me know so that we can compare and have a healthy discussion!