He’s the reason for the season, so the saying goes. We celebrate but once a year (for 4o days or so) and as you go through your days, beginning at Thanksgiving, you hear every type of Christmas music from every speaker you pass. Here is are the Carols before the songs, these were meant to inspire and create a true Christmas spirit of love for each other and giving. And so I bring you a list of inspirational Christmas music for your Christmas Playlist.
Inspirational Christmas Music by Some of Your Favorites and Some New Artists Too!
As always the first link will take you to YouTube, the second link will take you to *iTunes so you can add these great songs to your own playlist!
The First Noel – Ella Fitzgerald – A Swinging Carol as only Ella could sing.
*The First Noel – Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas (Remastered)
Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte – A song I have only heard by Harry and his unique sound is the only one for this song.
*Mary’s Boy Child (Remastered) – Single – Harry Belafonte
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Kelly Clarkson – Her gorgeous voice is perfect for this song.
Carol of the Bells – The Carpenters – A rare instrumental by the Carpenters, although there are lyrics to this song, the instrumental is always the favorite.
*Carol of the Bells – Christmas Portrait (The Special Edition)
Do You Hear What I Hear – Bing Crosby – A classic inspirational christmas music list must always include Bing Crosby.
*Do You Hear What I Hear? (1999 Digital Remaster) – Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics
What Child is This? – Andre Bocelli and Mary J Blige – This unexpected pairing, makes for one of the most beautiful carols I have heard.
*What Child Is This (with Mary J. Blige) – My Christmas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/ Joy to the World – The Brothers Cazimero – This Hawaiian band does the most amazing version of these songs, if nothing else, you must hear this.
*God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Joy to the World – Cazimero Christmas Favorites
Angels We Have Heard on High – Josh Groban with Brian McKnight – Josh and Brian have the perfect voices to do justice to this classic carol.
*Angels We Have Heard On High (with Brian McKnight) – Noël
The Little Drummer Boy – Go Fish – I found this band by accident and am so glad I did, an amazing a capella version of this song!
*The Little Drummer Boy – Christmas With a Capital C (Snow: The Deluxe Edition)
This is one of my favorites, it’s on the list, but if this is the only one you listen to, it will be well worth it!
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Have a Merry Christmas!