10 Christmas Songs to Get Your Church in the Holiday Spirit

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! Every year, church and worship leaders search for the perfect Christmas setlist. Some choose to stick with the traditional carols, while others opt for more contemporary worship songs. Regardless of the style or genre, the goal is always the same: to bring people together and celebrate the birth of Jesus through music. Here are the top ten Christmas songs that churches chose to make their Christmas services merry and bright.

Top 10 Christmas Songs Churches Used Last Christmas

We’ve been making a list and checking it twice! The top ten songs churches have added to the Lyric and Chord Chart Editor of Pushpay’s ChMS for worship services from November 25, 2022, to January 4, 2023, are:

1. Joy to the World

2. O Come All Ye Faithful

3. The First Noel

4. Go Tell It on the Mountain

5. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

6. O Holy Night

7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel

8. Angels We Have Heard on High

9. Silent Night

10. Christmas Day

Christmas carols have been around for centuries and are a staple in church services during the holiday season. These beloved songs tell the story of Jesus’ birth and bring a sense of nostalgia and tradition to Christmas celebrations.

And some of the most popular songs from 2022 are repeats from 2021. O Holy Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, The First Noel, and Joy To The World—all in the top ten for 2022—were the top five for 2021. There’s quite an overlap between the last two years of Christmas music planned for church services. These classic carols are timeless, popular, and powerful in spreading the message of Christmas joy.

As you prepare for your Christmas service, consider incorporating some of these songs into your setlist. May they bring you joy and peace this holiday season.

Make the Most of Christmas

The Christmas season is full of opportunities for people to stay connected and be a part of the Church. But you don’t have to get your tinsel in a tangle trying to manage all of it! Maximize this holiday season by exploring our Christmas Resource Hub for church leaders. You’ll find tips for connecting with your congregation, effectively managing staff and volunteers, and encouraging those end-of-year donors to become regular, recurring givers.

When you’re ready to learn more about how your church tech can do more for your church this holiday season, schedule a call with one of our church tech experts today.


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