For anyone new to contemporary Christian music you might be surprised by the variety and depth in the range of music on offer. For too long the genre has kept people at bay for its association with preachy homilies that are supposedly only the domain of Christian folks. But the truth is laid bare on this playlist of contemporary christian Christmas songs where there are plenty examples of rock, pop and country amongst the expected themes of worship. The common thread of course to all of these songs is a focus on the true meaning of the season as opposed to the shadowy commercialism that has usurped its original ideals.
Kicking off with the softly turned out ‘Winter Snow’ from Chris Tomlin who produced a love song par excellence that is shorn of decadence and excess save for a tinkling piano line. Casting Crowns offer a country number on ‘Christmas Offering’ that is bolstered by intermittent orchestral parts. Amy Grant is one of modern Christian music’s greatest purveyors of Christmas music and she shows her class on the slow shuffle that is the Charlie Brownesque ‘Baby, It’s Christmas’. Speaking of which Mercy Me go the whole hog and rebrand ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ as a slick contemporary ballad without ever sullying the memory of the original.
Displaying a much more high tempo brand of pop than you’d ever expect from a Christian band Sidewalk Prophets dish it out like a boy band with a gift for singalong choruses on ‘Because It’s Christmas’. There is enough on this list of contemporary Christmas songs to keep the whole family happy over the holidays.
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