Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sounds of the Season: Part II

I love hearing Christmas hymns at church. You can never sing them enough in my opinion. The annual Christmas program usually features quite a few. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some great hymns and gospel songs. Here are my favorites.

The Little Drummer Boy. Sometimes you want to say parumpapumpum. I performed a piano solo of this song during my elementary school’s Christmas program one year.

Angels We Have Heard on High. Gloooooooooooooooorious! That just makes this song grand for me. I get extra loud on that part.

Away in a Manger. This song makes me think of Sweet Baby Jesus lying in his manger sleeping while the sheep softly baa in the background.

The First Noël. I have a confession. The only words I know in this song are “Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel.” I just keep repeating it.

Go Tell It on the Mountain. This song makes me think of a Christmas episode from the sitcom “Amen.” You have to throw in a soul clap when you sing it.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. This upbeat tune makes me want to spread Christmas cheer.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Don’t you just love how they sing this at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas?” It makes me feel so joyful, which Christmas is all about.

Joy to the World. This is another song that makes me feel extra cheerful during Christmas.

Who Would Imagine a King? I love “The Preacher’s Wife” with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. This is my favorite song from the movie.

O Come All Ye Faithful. This is such a nice song. The youth choir at my dad’s church sings a variation of this song during the year.

O Holy Night. This is perhaps my favorite Christmas hymn. I’m a fan of the Mariah Carey version, but any good singer will get me to tear up.

We Three Kings of Orient Are. After watching a Claymation Christmas special that featured this song, I fell in love with it. Specifically the oooooooohhhhh part.

Silent Night. When the Temptations sing Silent Night all is right with the world. When Mr. Brown of Madea fame sings Silent Night you just want to laugh. This is my second favorite Christmas hymn.

What Child Is This? Instead of a Christmas speech, I performed this on the piano at church one year. It has such a sweet melody.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Back when Whitney Houston could sing she killed this song. I absolutely love it.

Which Christmas hymns or gospel songs make your favorites list?


  1. Whaaaaaaat? You play piano too?

    I love all those songs. Have you ever heard "Christmas Interpretations" by Boyz II Men?


  2. lol retired from playing these days. i heard that song quite a few times over the holidays.