Renewing Christmas Music Part 1

If you’ve been out shopping lately, you’ve probably realized that the Christmas “season” is upon us.  Complete with the typical Christmas tunes playing in your favorite establishments. 

Over the past few years I’ve become kind of a nut for non-traditional Christmas music.  Let me ‘splain.

A few years ago, I started looking for some Christmas music to play at home, at work, on my iPod, etc.  What I realized is that 90% of Christmas music is made up of a small pool of songs.  And those songs are playing on the radio and in the stores throughout November and December every year.

Result: I’m really tired of those songs.  So I started looking for new or non-traditional Christmas songs.  I’ve found some real gems over the past few years, and these are what I mostly listen to at Christmas time.  Some of these are new arrangements of classic Christmas hymns, and some of these are brand new songs that I had never heard before.  And many of these songs point to Jesus Christ as The Perfect Gift and The Reason for the Season.

So between now and Christmas, I’m going to share some of my favorite off-the-beaten-path Christmas songs.  I hope you enjoy them.  And, if your tolerance for the classics is as low as mine, maybe this will help you renew the joy of listening to Christmas music that tells the story of The Eternal King who was born as a lowly child.

Today I’m sharing “Christmas Song” by Martha’s Trouble.  This song really captures the spirit of what Christmas is supposed to be about: not presents under the tree, but the presence of a humble, loving, giving Savior.

There was a present that was sent on Christmas ‘morn

It didn’t come under the tree, it came in baby form…

And He is the Peace, the Joy, and the Love

We sing about at Christmas time

Not just here and gone for the holiday

He’s the Way, the Truth, and the Life

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