It is Christmas time and that means radio stations are playing songs about Santa, reindeer, Jesus, and joy. In our churches, we are singing old hymns about bells, and angels, and a little town called Bethlehem. For some, this is the best time of year. We (I include myself in this group) love this season. We love the songs, the food, the lights, and the meaning of it all. Others would rather bypass this entire season because to them it means stress, dealing with difficult family members, cold weather, and endless activities that keep them busy. Let us take a moment and feel sorry for the latter group.
Enough feeling sorry for them because this article is not for them. It is for those of us that revel in this time of year. It is for us that LOVE Christmas and Jesus. (I’m not saying that if you dislike the Christmas season you don’t love Jesus, but…) If you love Christmas time and all that it entails, stand and be counted.
For the purposes of this article, I am interested in hearing from the people that love Christmas music. Below, you will find a poll with what I consider to be ten of the greatest Christmas hymns ever written. Please choose your top three. (And for the contrarians out there, I included an “other” option.) After you have voted, let us know why you voted the way you did in the comments section. I am hoping for some well-reasoned responses and some good fights.