Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Christmas Hymns

Well, it is just around the corner, you know.

So here are my five favorite Christmas songs from the sacred genre.  Which cuts out offerings by Burl Ives, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon.

5.  God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.  I don’t really like this one all that much, but while in seminary I took voice lessons. For my final “exam,” I had to sing this one as a solo.  In front of people.  Just me.  Never. Again

4.  Angels We Have Heard On High.  Though I will never take sides in the Great Christmas Debate:  is it prounounced in excelsis or in exshelsis

3.  O Come All Ye Faithful.  Has to be the first Christmas song the church sings in December

2.  Hark The Herald Angels Sing.  Because it’s written by a Wesley?  Probably.

1.  O Holy Night.  It wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without some of my favorite people launching into this one.