The Beast’s Favorite Christmas Songs Blog #7

 

Here is my fourth all time favorite Christmas song.  As a reminder, here are my runner-up songs and my top 5 songs thus far:

Runner-up songs:

Born to Die by Bebo Norman.

The Chipmunk Song

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Little Drummer Boy

 

Top 5 Songs:

5.  Wizards in Winter

The Beast's Fourth All-Time Favorite Christmas Song

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

This often overlooked Christmas masterpiece is enjoying some renewed interest in the last few years with a few popular artists adding it to their Christmas album.  The song emphasizes the formula quotations in Matthew that fulfill the Isaiah 7:14 prophecy concerning God's merciful and loving act of "redeeming Israel" with the God-man.  In that vein, this is as pure of a "Christmas song" as you can get.  That message combined with the powerful 19th century feel of the tune makes this an obvious favorite for The Beast.  Below is a more contemporary take on this classic hymn that I think is pretty well done.

Click Here To Listen To O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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