The Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard Part I
November 26, 2013 30 Comments
We’ve all heard “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” and “Silent Night” a billion times. But have you ever heard these Christmas songs? Give these a listen and add them to your holiday-travel playlists for your trip over the river and through the woods. Then, please share your favorite Christmas songs that we might have never heard before so we can add it to our collections.
“An Evening in December” by First Call – This song is particularly special to me since my wife introduced it to me when we met. Apparently it’s been in their family for years. Just get your hankies out before listening to it, because it’s hard to have a dry eye by the end. In fact, the entire album by First Call (“An Evening in December vols. I & II”) is perfect for Christmas enjoyment.
Intro to “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” - Nostalgia for those who grew up watching this, and a fresh new treat for those unfortunates who haven’t seen this Disney masterpiece.
“Heaven Everywhere”, “Christmas Is”, “Marshmallow World” by Francesca Battistelli - This is one of the few CDs where I purchased the entire album. I haven’t heard much of Francesca Battistelli outside of this Christmas album, but I’ll definitely be visiting her other work throughout the year.
“You’re Here” by Francesca Battistelli - This is sort of an alternative to “Mary Did You Know”, and I think it’s just a bit more intimate as it’s sung by Mary’s perspective and celebrating the fact that Jesus is finally here.
“Joy to the World” by Train - This is actually a pretty cool reimagining of the Christmas classic as they intertwine some of their own songs into the mix.
“Something in the Air” by Grayson Sanders and Jono - Apparently this was featured in a Coke commercial, but it’s great, nonetheless. #CokeBeatsPepsi!
I’ve got some more songs, so check back later in the day for an update.
And don’t forget to please share YOUR favorite Christmas songs we’ve never heard in the comments below!