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Contemporary Christian Christmas Music

Christmas Worship & Praise SongsWith Christmas right around the corner, it's a good idea to start planning ahead - we've listed a few Christmas songs that might work for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day contemporary worship services in your congregation.

There's a host of Christmas albums out there - we've saved you a bit of work in highlighting some contemporary Christmas songs that are both musically accessible and theologically sound.

While we typically include some traditional hymns in the mix for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Christmas worship songs listed below (by artists such as Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Third Day, Sara Groves, and more) not only add a contemporary feel to your worship service - they're also highly singable!

Christmas and Easter are busy (and exciting) seasons within the life of the church - but these seasons also come with a host of extras - extra musicians, extra rehearsals, extra services...you name it. While we'd encourage you to expand your repertoire with one of the contemporary Christian Christmas songs listed below, make sure you don't over program! Find one or two songs that will work for your ensemble, and bookmark this page for next year!

Christmas Lead Sheets for Your Praise Band

The folks over at Musicnotes.com do a great job of providing affordable chord charts, lead sheets and piano arrangements for many contemporary worship Christmas songs. We've used their praise charts for years - they're ready-to-go right out of the box, and can often be transposed to a different key prior to printing.

Check them out if you're looking for anything from a lead sheet to a fully orchestrated score for the Christmas Eve or Christmas Day contemporary worship service in your congregation!

Musicnotes.com

 

Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs - MP3's & Sheet Music


Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)
- Chris Tomlin

Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) - Glory In the Highest - Christmas Songs of Worship | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



While You Were Sleeping - Casting Crowns

While You Were Sleeping - Peace On Earth | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



My Soul Magnifies the Lord - Chris Tomlin

My Soul Magnifies the Lord - Glory In the Highest - Christmas Songs of Worship | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Glory in the Highest - Chris Tomlin

Glory In the Highest - Glory In the Highest - Christmas Songs of Worship | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Born That We May Have Life - Chris Tomlin

Born That We May Have Life - Glory In the Highest - Christmas Songs of Worship | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



All Creation Sing (Joy to the World) - Fee

All Creation Sing (Joy to the World) - All Creation Sing (Joy to the World) - Single | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Born in Bethlehem - Third Day

Born In Bethlehem - Christmas Offerings| Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Come and Worship - Bebo Norman

Come and Worship - Christmas (From the Realms of Glory) [Extended Edition] | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Born to Die - Bebo Norman

Born to Die - Christmas (From the Realms of Glory) [Extended Edition] | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Christmas Offering - Casting Crowns

Christmas Offering - Peace On Earth | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Welcome to Our World
- Amy Grant

Welcome to Our World - Amy Grant Christmas: The Complete Collection | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Hallelujah (Light Has Come)
- Barlow Girl

Hallelujah (Light Has Come) - Home for Christmas | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Babe in the Straw
- Caedmon's Call

Babe In the Straw - City On a Hill - It's Christmas Time | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Love Came Down - Ben Cantelon

Love Came Down - Daylight Breaks Through | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Joy Has Dawned - Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend

Joy Has Dawned - The Best Live Worship Album...ever! | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Let Us Adore - Hillsong LIVE

Let Us Adore (Live) - God He Reigns (Live) | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

 

Offering (Christmas Version) - Paul Baloche

Offering - Arise - A Celebration of Worship | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Child of Love
- Sara Groves

Child of Love - City On a Hill - It's Christmas Time | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)
- Sara Groves

Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) - O Holy Night | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon



A Cradle in Bethlehem
- Vince Gill

A Cradle In Bethlehem - O Holy Night | Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

 

 

 

a field guide to contemporary worship

Now available for purchase via Augsburg Fortress, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service, and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation, arranging, working with microphones and speakers, and much more!

A Field Guide to Contemporary WorshipWritten by a church musician and a pastor who have experienced the joys and challenges of this popular form of worship, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship provides field-tested ideas and hints and a wealth of illustrations.

In this book you will learn how to form a worship team, how to build a repertoire, how to lead effective rehearsals, the basic of music arrangement and orchestration, how a PA system works, and how to arrange/assemble a sound system (including info on microphones and speakers).

If you've already been so kind as to purchase a copy [thanks, Mom], please make sure you take advantage of the supplementary material to the book found in the "Field Guide Extras" section. You'll find a ton of free contemporary worship resources, including a searchable index of contemporary worship songs organized by theme.

Order A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship (via Augsburg Fortress)