As promised in the Advent Hymns and Carols post, I’ve also compiled a list of Christmas (and Epiphany) Hymns and Carols. It was much more difficult to decide upon these songs — there are so many favorites. So, as with the Advent post, please consider this a first draft, to be improved upon next year. And, as with the Advent post, please tell me if you find mistakes!
My rationale was to pair one well known hymn or carol with another that is lesser known throughout Christmastide. My hope is that this list helps us celebrate all twelve days of Christmas (I’m always so thankful at our church, that we get to keep singing our Christmas music together on the First Sunday of Christmas). And, I decided to also throw in some hymns for Epiphany as well.
Lastly, please note the lovely carolers by my dear artist friend Michelle Abernathy (you can find her on Facebook and Instagram.) Wouldn’t her painting make the best Christmas cards?
May the Lord bless our Christmastide festivities with His harmony and joy.
December 25: O Come, All Ye Faithful, On This Day Earth Shall Ring
December 26 (St. Stephen): Joy to the World, Good King Wenceslas
December 27 (St. John): Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Wexford Carol
December 28 (Holy Innocents): Coventry Carol, What Child is This?
December 29: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; Angels We have Heard on High; (Bonus: Rise up, Shepherd and Follow)
December 30: Silent Night; Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
December 31: O Holy Night, I Wonder as I Wander
January 1 (Feast of the Circumcision): The First Noel, Ain’t That a Rockin All Night
January 2: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Here Betwixt Ass and Oxen Mild
January 3: Good Christian Men, Rejoice; I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
January 4: In the Bleak Midwinter, Ye Nations All (Babe in Bethlehem)
January 5 (Twelfth Night): The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy
January 6 (Epiphany): We Three Kings;
January 7: Brightest and Best (Hail the Blest Morn)
January 8: Saw You Never in the Twilight
January 9: Watchman, Tell Us of the Night
January 10: What Star is This
January 11: As With Gladness Men of Old
Here is a link to the Youtube playlist: Christmas Hymns and Carols.
Reblogged this on We see through a mirror darkly and commented:
An awesome resource for families this Christmastide.