I have a confession, just a little one… I’ve had Christmas music playing off and on since September. I blame it on my 15 plus years participating in Christmas Musicals and Choirs. Bet you didn’t know that about me huh? Yep. I love musicals and most years the practices started right after labor day. So its basically a long standing tradition to start listening to Christmas music in the early fall 🙂 It was definitely my favorite time of year, and I have some awesome memories from those practices and performances! Of course, by Christmas time, we were all a little sick of Christmas songs, but hey, it happens 😉
While I have a deep love and appreciation for the Classics of Christmas music (more on that next week), I also love sinking my teeth into some of the new, contemporary songs. Songs like “Mary Did You Know” and “When Love Came Down”. For the past couple of years, my absolute favorite song is “Hallelujah(Light Has Come)” by the Barlow Girls.
There is something so hauntingly moving in the combination of melody and harmony. And then there are the words…
The lyrics of this song some up the whole theme behind Christmas, the reason we’re supposed to celebrate. He IS the promise to those who believe!
What is your favorite contemporary Christmas song?