Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Carols

As you can probably guess, I love love love Christmas carols. They involve two of my most favorite things, music and Christmas.

I love the secular "wintery" songs like "Let is snow", "Winter Wonderland" and "White Christmas". They are particularly nostalgic in this summery weather.

I love songs with a strong family theme like "I'll be home for Christmas".

But there is nothing on earth like singing about the Reason for the Season! Christmas carols are the most doctrinally-rich hymns there are. Try reading the lyrics to "We three kings". It talks about the deity of Christ, His sacrificial death, among other things. Read all the verses to "Oh come, all ye faithful" Here is a verse of that song. Singing these words gives me goosebumps!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, Now in flesh appearing

Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord!

He Is the Word! Do you know that in Spanish, the Bible calls Him "The Verb" Isn't that cool?

One of my favorite Christmas activities is a good carol-sing. If I lived the the US, I would definitely go caroling. What a joy!

Enjoy the season, celebrate the Reason!



Anonymous said...

I too love Christmas music and songs. We've been listening to Christmas music since before Thanksgiving. They play it earlier and earlier on the radio these days. There is nothing that will put you in the Christmas "mood" than Christmas music. And with us living where there is no snow...we need something to help get us in the mood for shopping and this time of year.

Mrs.B. said...

I love Christmas music too!

I wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


Happymama said...

Merry Christmas, Rhonda! You know, you don't have to be in the states to go caroling. That would be a fun ladies trip. I bet they would love it too. With a party following. Maybe next year, huh?

Merry Christmas!

Kelli said...

I love Christmas music too. Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song.
Wishing you and your family and Blessed and Merry Christmas!