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Christmas Music Sets the Tone for Your Home

I am blessed to have a musician husband. I still can’t believe he married me since I am so non-musical. But, he loves me anyway. Even though I am not a great singer and I can’t play a note.

Though I am inept in the realm of music, I still really enjoy listening to music, especially when FishPapa plays and extra especially when it’s Christmas Music. For the last month, he’s been playing songs from our favorite Christmas album, Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson. I’ve told you about it before. But, it’s so good, it bears repeating.

Behold the Lamb of God recounts the entire story of the Bible through song and demonstrates how Christ is a part of every chapter. We attended the Behold the Lamb of God concert several years ago when Bebo Norman and Sarah Groves were on tour. It was amazing! By far it was one of the most meaningful Christmas events we’ve ever attended. This year Andrew released the 10th Anniversary edition which promises to be even better than the original. There are a few more shows left in the tour season, if there is one near you or within a comfortable drive, I most highly encourage you to get there!

Over the years, I’ve found that it’s hard to find good Christmas music. Some of the albums we’ve purchased ended up being a little annoying after all. Maybe you need to have a big enough selection so that you’re not hearing the same old, same old. But to really build a collection, it can cost some change.

How happy was I to find a treasure trove of free music sources today. Yippee! Thanks to the Technology Age, individual song downloads, and freebies, it’s time to fill my house with new Christmas music!

Get free music downloads from Amazon for a limited time only. New songs are added every day. Selections include Jars of Clay’s God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear with Frank Sinatra, and Sixpence None the Richer doing Silent Night, among a ton of others. Browse the selection here and enjoy a huge arrat of free music! (Thanks for the head’s up, Freebies4Mom!)

Try out Emusic’s downloads. Get 25 free music downloads and a free 7-day trial of the Emusic.com service. A credit card is required but there is no charge to the consumer for the 7-day trial. Read the fine print carefully and make sure to cancel if you don’t want to continue with the service.

And don’t forget Pandora! You can type in a holiday song title and create your own Christmas station based on songs you like.

Got a favorite holiday song or album? Tell us about it! One can never have too many good Christmas songs.

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  1. I love Amy Grant's "A Christmas Album"..well actually any of her Christmas albums but that one has Breath of Heaven on it and it's an absolute must have favourite of mine and my daughter's. Another we both love is Sandi Patty's "A Gift Goes On". I first heard it when they used it as the background music on a slideshow of photos taken of the children in my daughter's daycare her first Christmas. I was misty eyed listening to the music (and seeing those adorable little faces too!)

  2. chompermom says:

    All my Christmas CDs are in storage in one country or another. :) We had a nice one once though, think it was "now that's what I call Christmas". 2 CDs, one was traditional – original rudolph, sinatra, mormon t. choir, stuff like that. The other one was pop singers doing modern stuff. Really nice.

    I also like Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole around the holidays, even when it's not Christmas. They just have a warm, rich sound that goes with a fire and good food, good family.

    Nowadays, I mostly listen to shoutcast.com and youtube when i want music of any kind. When you travel as much as we do, it's a pain to drag cds around.

  3. Southerner says:

    I love Reliant K's Let it Snow Baby Let It Reindeer. They have a very upbeat new tempo that is energetic. Amazon has it for $5 now.

  4. I am blessed! says:

    Thank you for sharing about this CD. I've been posting an Advent series on my blog about how the OT points us to Christ. I love thinking about OT Scripture in the light of Christ!

  5. JessieLeigh says:

    I love my Time Life Treasury of Christmas- the one with Nat, Bing, Frank, Dean, and Andy… all those old classics. I love those voices.

    BTW, I'm a musical gal (play the piano, violin, sang choir all through college) who married a man who can't play a note. We get along just hunky-dory. ;)

  6. Southern Gal says:

    We love the classics and Christmas hymns. Some of my new favorites are "Let it Be Christmas" by Alan Jackson, "A Baby Changes Everything" by Faith Hill and anything by Amy Grant. "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy" by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. I remember seeing the television special where they sang that song and finally found it on YouTube last year.

    My son plays guitar and my daughter plays piano. It's wonderful to get them to play for us as we sing.

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