Classic Christmas Songs more than 100 years old
These songs we know by heart and hear so often have rich histories rooted in things like war, religion, social reform, and slavery. This list includes Christmas carols, famous instrumentals, popular hymns, and spirituals from countries around the world. Many of these songs were created out of a chance collaboration between artists spanning time and space; a clergyman pens a hymn, and years later, a composer resurrects those words and sets them to a melody. Download many of the arrangements we now have available in chord charts, piano/vocal, choir sheets, or orchestrations.
Last Updated: January 25, 2023
This curated collection features the most popular and requested songs for Christmas services, as determined by churches and worship leaders across the country. The set list includes a mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas favorites, as well as some lesser-known gems. From classic carols to modern worship hits, this collection has something for every church and worship leader. Use it as a starting point for your own set list, or simply follow it as-is. The setlist is perfect for churches and worship leaders who want to ensure they have the most popular and requested Christmas songs on their list. Get your hands on this set list today and make your Christmas service a hit with your congregation!
Planning for Christmas-themed services is just 'round the corner and we want you to have the best Christmas songs and hymns in a variety of traditional, modern, and contemporary arrangements. With a variety of different resources to support your worship band, choir, or orchestra, these are some of the best worship songs for the Christmas season.
The baby who was born in the manger in Bethlehem, the young man who grew up in a carpentry shop in Nazareth, and the man who died on the cross in Jerusalem are one and the same. This is Jesus, the light of the world. Jesus is the sun of justice and the bright morning star. He is the light that illuminates humanity—for humanity, with all its wisdom, is cradled in darkness. Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Download chord charts, vocal sheets, orchestrations and more!
So the angels said to the shepherds, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people, for unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11). And His name shall be called: "Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:11). Find charts and sheet music of songs & hymns on this Christmas theme and season.
This never-ending balance of humanity and eternity. Of flesh and spiritual. But He arrived some 2,000 years ago, to disturb what we all knew and provide a path of peace, love, and understanding. His arrival remains. His presence has not dissipated. And His exit won't be announced. What an entrance to the coming of Christ. Download chord charts, lead sheets, orchestrations, and audio tracks of songs and hymns for the Christmas season.
Create a perfect Christmas worship medley with these carols and worship songs! Download the chord charts, lead sheets, choir sheets, and orchestrations that creatively combine similar themes, tempos, and grooves for the Christmas choir, or church ensemble. Find even more Christmas music here.
Christmas is such a unique season for the church. For some reason, the world seems open to hearing the gospel through song. We sing many of the same songs over and over every year but always looking for something fresh. Here is a list of the most popular worship songs for Christmas right at this moment. Keep an eye on this list, because it gets updated every day, right up until Christmas!
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.…” On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:1-2,11). Download chord charts, lead sheets, orchestrations, and audio tracks of songs and hymns for the Christmas season.
Looking for Christmas songs for church services? Your Christmas Eve service is coming up and you're probably looking to put together the best worship session of the year. Find some familiar and even new favorites here. For even more Christmas music, we've pulled together all the lists here. Listen on Spotify.
Anita and Ben Tatlow have found a way to bring together a beautiful collection of modern and original sounds of worship through their ministry, Salt of the Sound. Here is a collection of some of their favorite seasonal modern worship songs, as featured in their Spotify playlist, Christian Christmas Music. From their home base in Hong Kong, Anita and Ben are impacting the world with their original music that has been featured by BBC radio, UNICEF, and TEDx.
Find new Christmas songs from the artists and songwriters releasing new music in 2022. Find even more songs specific to Advent and Christmas.
Bethlehem was small, but God often uses the little things of life to work out his plans. A great ruler from tiny Bethlehem was promised in Micah 5:2. Matthew 2:6 emphasizes Beth­le­hem's importance, declaring, “You, Bethlehem . . . are by no means least among the ­rulers of Judah.” Find other Christmas songs and hymns on the theme of advent and the coming of Jesus.