13 Most Popular Christmas Songs (and 3 Free Downloads!)


11.14fixedIn a
blog post last week
about Christmas programs, I told you how
I’m already hearing Christmas songs on the radio. Well, since then,
a blanket of snow covered our area, and maybe I’m just dreaming of
a white Christmas, but that has really put me in the Christmas
music mood.

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For fun, I asked some of my co-workers here in Group’s
children’s ministry department what some of their favorite
Christmas songs are. Fair warning, the survey was totally
unscientific, so don’t use the results in a term paper or anything.
Here are some of the honorable mentions:

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • 12 Days of Christmas-My good friend Keith points out that the
    Muppets’ version of this song is best.
  • Blue Christmas
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer-I’m actually banned from
    singing this in front of my grandparents.
  • White Christmas
  • Mary, Did You Know-Written by one of my favorite funny guys,
    Mark Lowry. I mentioned him in
    a previous blog
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Relient K’s “I Celebrate the Day”-The lyrics kind of speak for
    the song and why I love it. It’s so honest. This one goes on repeat
    for me a lot during the Christmas season.
  • Winter Wonderland

And now our winners. Here are the most popular Christmas songs
(at least according to my co-workers):

  • 4th place: Carol of the Bells
  • 3rd place: The Little Drummer Boy-“I just remember
    listening to this song throughout my childhood and it’s now a
    favorite in my family home. We get so wrapped up in what to give
    for Christmas and this little boy somehow knew he wanted to give
    the best of himself. What a great message.” Marci S.
  • 2nd place: Silent Night-“This is one of my favorite
    Christmas songs because it brings back such fond memories of the
    many Christmas days I’ve had in life.” Donna L.
  • 1st place: O Holy Night-“I like it because it’s so
    beautifully written and talks about our dear Savior’s birth. The
    reason we celebrate Christmas!” Rochelle D.

I love the wide variety of Christmas music that’s out there. You
have the classics, the carols, the ones just for fun, and the ones
that share the good news of Jesus. Hearing my kids sing their
favorite Christmas classics is one of my favorite things about the
holiday season.

If you happen to be looking for some Christmas music for your
kids, check this out: Here are
three free classic Christmas songs
that you can download right
now. They come in the MP3 format, so you can play them anywhere
using an MP3 player or easily burn them to CDs.

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If you like what you hear, check out where they came from-
Group’s Christmas Songbook
, a downloadable MP3 album made up of
12 of the most memorable Christmas songs, both classic and
contemporary, set to music kids will dig!

I want to know what your favorite Christmas songs are. What
songs do your kids enjoy singing? Share with us using the comment
section below!


About Author

David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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