15 Amazing Christian Christmas Songs

15 Amazing Christian Christmas Songs

Given the current state of our country and world, it’s pretty magnificent that for an entire month out of the year, you can turn on any radio and find several stations playing Christmas music, of which many songs are deeply worshipful gospel-infused, singing boldly of the glory of God and the gift of Jesus Christ.

We’ve had many Contemporary Christian artists gift us with beautiful Christmas songs. Some are new takes on old classics, some are beautiful new songs with fresh messages of the glory of Christ’s birth. Here are 15 of our favorites from this year. We hope you’ll take some time to sit back and hit play — and spend a little time in your day worshiping God, preparing your heart for the love and joy of Christmas. 

May these Christian Christmas songs help to refocus your attention on the truly glorious time of celebrating the birth of Jesus! Isaiah 9:6 reminds us that even governments and all things in this world are beneath the sovereignty and dominion of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and King:

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6

"For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy." ~ Psalm 63:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." ~ Psalm 28:7

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  • 1. Away in a Manger - Pentatonix

    1. Away in a Manger - Pentatonix


    Away in a manger
    No crib for His bed
    The little Lord Jesus
    Lay down His sweet head

    The stars in the sky
    Look down where He lay
    The little Lord Jesus
    Asleep on the hay

    The cattle are lowing
    The poor Baby wakes
    But little Lord Jesus
    No crying He makes

    I love Thee, Lord Jesus
    Look down from the sky
    And stay by my side
    'Til morning is nigh

    Be near me, Lord Jesus
    I ask Thee to stay
    Close by me forever
    And love me, I pray

    Bless all the dear children
    In Thy tender care
    And take us to Heaven
    To live with Thee there

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    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Away In A Manger · Pentatonix A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe ℗ 2017 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  • 2. Prince of Heaven - Hillsong Worship

    2. Prince of Heaven - Hillsong Worship


    Earth in shadow, restlessly hold
    Labour's waiting, in silent hope
    For the promise, it longs to know
    What heaven holds

    Then the angels, in holy haste
    Lift their anthem, Your Saviour lays
    In a manger, in humble form
    Your King is born

    Hail the prince of heaven comes
    Angel choirs sound the call
    For this babe wrapped in a cloth is
    The incarnate word of God

    All the kingdom and its power
    Resting now in this child
    Prince of heaven
    Jesus, hope of the world

    This means mercy in fullest form
    Loving-kindness forevermore
    Son of David and Son of God
    He is Christ, the Lord

    Hail the prince of heaven comes
    Angel choirs sound the call
    For this babe wrapped in a cloth is
    The incarnate word of God

    All the kingdom and its power
    Resting now in this child
    Prince of heaven
    Jesus, hope of the world

    King of glory, we gladly greet
    Born in wonder and majesty
    Forever worthy, the earth will sing
    Oh, prince of heaven, we worship Thee

    King of glory, we gladly greet
    Born in wonder and majesty
    Forever worthy, the earth will sing
    Oh, prince of heaven, we worship Thee

    We can know Him, this prince of peace
    In light of mercy, confess our sin
    Lay our burdens at Jesus' feet
    And with gladness sing

    Hail the prince of heaven comes
    Angel choirs sound the call
    For this babe wrapped in a cloth is
    The incarnate word of God

    All the kingdom and its power
    Resting now in this child
    Prince of heaven
    Jesus, hope of the world

    Source: LyricFind

    Prince Of Heaven from the Hillsong Christmas Album 'The Peace Project: http://hllsng.co/thepeaceproject

    Words and Music by Brooke Ligertwood & Scott Ligertwood CCLI: 7095645 © 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing

  • 3. How Great Thou Art - Pentatonix ft. Jennifer Hudson

    3. How Great Thou Art - Pentatonix ft. Jennifer Hudson


    O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
    Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
    I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed

    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art

    And when I think of God, His Son not sparing
    Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
    That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing
    He bled and died to take away my sin

    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art

    When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
    And lead me home, what joy shall fill my heart
    Then I shall bow with humble adoration
    And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art

    How Great Thou Art · Pentatonix · Jennifer Hudson
    A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe ℗ 2017 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
    Released on: 2017-10-20
    Associated Performer: Penatonix feat. Jennifer Hudson
    Composer, Lyricist: Stuart K. Hine
    Producer, Recording Engineer: Ben Bram
    Mixing Engineer: Ed Boyer 

  • 4. He Has Come for Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) - Meredith Andrews

    4. He Has Come for Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) - Meredith Andrews


    God rest ye merry gentlemen
    Let nothing you dismay
    Remember Christ, our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day
    To save us all from Satan's power

    When we were gone astray
    O, tidings of comfort and joy
    Comfort and joy
    O, tidings of comfort and joy

    He has come for us
    This Jesus
    He's the hope for all
    Mankind

    He has come for us
    The Messiah
    Born to give us life

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  • 5. Make Room - Casting Crowns ft. Matt Maher

    5. Make Room - Casting Crowns ft. Matt Maher


    Family hiding from the storm
    Found no place at the keeper's door
    It was for this a Child was born
    To save a world so cold and hollow

    The sleeping town did not know
    That lying in a manger low
    A Savior King who had no home
    Has come to heal our sorrows

    Is there room in your heart
    Is there room in your heart
    Is there room in your heart
    For God to write His story

    You can come as you are
    But it may set you apart
    When you make room in your heart
    And trade your dreams for His glory

    Make room in your heart
    Make room in your heart

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    (Mark Hall, Matt Maher) (C) 2017 Provident Label Group LLC, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  • 6. These Christmas Lights - Matt Redman

    6. These Christmas Lights - Matt Redman


    All the lights, shining brightly
    As the choir of, angels sing
    Singing praise, now in the highest
    At the birth of, Christ the King

    Yes all the lights, are shining brightly
    As the choir of, angels sing
    Singing praise, now in the highest
    At the birth of, Christ the King

    Open my eyes; O heart believe
    The wonder of, that Christmas night
    Be born in me

    ℗ 2016 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records Released on: 2017-12-01

    Producer: Bernie Herms
    Author, Composer: Matt Redman
    Author, Composer: Sam Bailey
    Author, Composer: Nick Herbert

  • 7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Shane & Shane

    7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Shane & Shane


    It came upon the midnight clear
    That glorious song of old
    From angels bending near the earth
    To touch their harps of gold

    "Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
    From Heaven's all gracious King!"
    The world in solemn stillness lay
    To hear the angels sing

    Still through the cloven skies they come
    With peaceful wings unfurled
    And still their heavenly music floats
    O'er all the weary world

    Above its sad and lowly plains
    They bend on hovering wing
    And ever over its Babel sounds
    The blessed angels sing

    O ye beneath life's crushing load
    Whose forms are bending low
    Who toil along the climbing way
    With painful steps and slow

    Look now, for glad and golden hours
    Come swiftly on the wing
    Oh rest beside the weary road
    And hear the angels sing

    It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    Shane & Shane A Worship Initiative Christmas, Vol. 2
    ℗ 2017 Well House Records

  • 8. O Holy Night - Lauren Daigle

    8. O Holy Night - Lauren Daigle



    O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
    It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining,

    Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
    A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
    For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

    Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
    O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
    O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

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  • 9. Little Drummer Boy - King & Country

    9. Little Drummer Boy - King & Country


    Come they told me
    Pa rum pum pum pum

    A new born king to see
    Pa rum pum pum pum

    Our finest gifts we bring
    Pa rum pum pum pum

    To lay before the king
    Pa rum pum pum pum,
    Rum pum pum pum,
    Rum pum pum pum

    So to honor him
    Pa rum pum pum pum
    When we come

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  • 10. Christmas Eve in Bethlehem - Hannah Kerr

    10. Christmas Eve in Bethlehem - Hannah Kerr


    If I was there the night before
    And I heard them knocking at my door
    Would I turn them down or let them in?
    On Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

    If I was watching o'er the fields
    When the angel of the Lord appeared
    Would I believe as the shepherds did?
    On Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

    Would I sing hallelujah
    At the top of my lungs?
    Would I fall on my knees?
    Would my soul be overcome?

    In awe of our Savior's birth
    The moment heaven came to earth
    As a baby boy born of a virgin
    On Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

    If I saw the star light up the sky
    Would I know a King was born that night?
    Leave it all behind to follow him
    My life began in Bethlehem

    Christmas Eve in Bethlehem · Hannah Kerr
    Emmanuel
    ℗ 2017 Black River Christian
    Released on: 2017-10-20
    Music Publisher: Jason Earley Music
    Music Publisher: Songs of Black River

  • 11. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Meredith Andrews

    11. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Meredith Andrews


    Come, Thou long expected Jesus
    Born to set Thy people free;
    From our fears and sins release us,
    Let us find our rest in Thee.

    Israel's strength and consolation,
    Hope of all the earth Thou art;
    Dear desire of every nation,
    Joy of every longing heart.

    Born Thy people to deliver,
    Born a child and yet a King,
    Born to reign in us forever,
    Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

    By Thine own eternal Spirit
    Rule in all our hearts alone;
    By Thine all sufficient merit,
    Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

    By Thine all sufficient merit,
    Raise us to Thy glorious throne

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  • 12. Noel - Chris Tomlin ft. Lauren Daigle

    12. Noel - Chris Tomlin ft. Lauren Daigle


    Love incarnate, love divine
    Star and angels gave the sign
    Bow to babe on bended knee

    The Savior of humanity
    Unto us a Child is born
    He shall reign forevermore

    Noel, Noel
    Come and see what God has done
    Noel, Noel
    The story of amazing love!
    The light of the world, given for us, Noel

    Son of God and Son of man
    There before the world began
    Born to suffer, born to save

    Born to raise us from the grave
    Christ the everlasting Lord
    He shall reign forevermore

    Noel, Noel
    Come and see what God has done
    Noel, Noel
    The story of amazing love!
    The light of the world, given for us, Noel

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  • 13. Angels We Have Heard on High - Sarah Reeves

    13. Angels We Have Heard on High - Sarah Reeves


    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing o'er the plains
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains

    Come to Bethlehem and see
    Him whose birth the angels sing
    Come adore on bended knee
    Christ the Lord the newborn King

    Gloria in Excelsis Deo
    Gloria in Excelsis Deo

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  • 14. What Child is This - Shane & Shane

    14. What Child is This - Shane & Shane


    What child is this, who, laid to rest
    On Mary's lap, is sleeping?
    Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
    While shepherds watch are keeping?

    Why lies he in such mean estate,
    Where ox and cattle are feeding?
    Good christian fear for sinners here,
    The silent world is pleading.

    This, this is Christ the King,
    Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
    Haste, haste to bring him laud,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary!

    What Child Is This
    Shane & Shane A Worship Initiative Christmas, Vol. 2
    ℗ 2017 Well House Records

  • 15. The King is Here - Love & The Outcome

    15. The King is Here - Love & The Outcome


    The King is here, the King is here
    You're alive inside of me
    The King is here, the King is here
    Love will never ever leave
    [X2]

    We worship and we praise
    We lift Your holy name
    We rejoice for our King is here

    We're living to proclaim
    You've opened Heaven's gates
    We rejoice for our King is here

    You are here, You are here
    You come in power and majesty
    God, You are here, You are here
    Every heart has been set free

    Artist: Love & the Outcome
    Album: Christmas Songs
    Released: 2017