It’s getting to be about that time of year when all year almost everywhere is Christmas Music. I personally sometimes have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I love the cheer and joy that stems from hearing classic songs about love, friendship, family, and general merriment, but on the other hand, they do often get very repetitive. I understand that the classics are well… classic… but the next time I hear Jingle Bells will probably be about 5,000th time I’ve heard the song throughout my lifetime, and after hearing it another several hundred times throughout the Holiday season (often the same version), it gets a tad annoying. I’m not trying to be the Grinch or anything like that. I rather enjoy the Holiday spirit, but sometimes I wish more people would try to increase the range of Christmas Music that they listen to.
That being said, this year I’m on a quest to find “the other” Christmas Music. I want to find the music that yo won’t every hear on the radio, but still carries every little bit of the Holiday Spirit and sounds refreshingly new. Also as a Christian, I find myself often looking for songs that have deep meaning to the roots of what Christmas is all about to me. After already having done some searching this Holiday season, I have been pleasantly surprised with some of the results I’ve had. I’ve found many songs through YouTube that I’ve never heard before, but sound wonderful and powerful nonetheless. It has helped bring new meaning to the Christmas season for me, as well as personalized the joy and spirit that this season brings. Feel free to post in the comments any Christmas songs that you know that don’t necessarily see endless play on the radio that you feel still deserves attention. I would love to listen. Here’s one of the songs that I’ve found in my search.