In my family, tradition dictates that the Christmas season kicks off with listening to Christmas music on the way home from wherever we celebrated Thanksgiving. I have nearly 200 Christmas songs in my music collection so I don’t always listen to the same ones repeatedly, but I get tired of most holiday songs by about December 15. Last year, however, there were 16 songs that I still liked when Christmas Eve rolled around.

You can hear most of my Christmas Eve soundtrack at Christmas Eve Playlist 2010. Songs that were unavailable there are linked on YouTube.

Joy To The World – Point of Grace
I Celebrate The Day – Relient K
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Mannheim Steamroller
Handel’s Messiah – Relient K
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Mannheim Steamroller
O Come, All Ye Faithful – Celtic Woman
We Three Kings – Mannheim Steamroller
One King – Point of Grace
The First Noel – Josh Groban (and Faith Hill)
Angels We Have Heard On High – Point of Grace
O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Frank Sinatra
Not That Far From Bethlehem – Point of Grace
O Holy Night – Celtic Woman
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – MercyMe
Silent Night / Away In A Manger – Relient K
Carol Of The Bells / What Child Is This? – Point Of Grace

What songs are you listening to this season?