The 12 Days Of Christmas Songs (Day 6)

Christmas Songs for December 19, 2022


Regardless of when Jesus was actually born, it’s a good thing to celebrate the birth of Jesus!  Christmas is a great time to praise, worship and give honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ – the Savior of the world!

Pastor Dewey Moede and I agreed that sharing a mixture of modern and traditional Christmas songs is in order for this season!  So, from December 14, 2022 through Christmas Day, I’ll post articles with videos or audio-videos of some great worshipful and Christmas-themed songs.

For Day 6, here is The Christmas Song (AKA: Merry Christmas To You).  This is the acclaimed 1961 recording released by Capitol Records featuring Nat King Cole.  The amazing musicality of this recording was no accident, considering the music was composed by one of the best musician/singers of all time, Mel Tormé; the lyrics were penned by Robert Wells; and the Ralph Carmichael was the conductor!  Hearing only a few seconds of this song evokes memories of Christmas, past and present.  It’s not specifically Christ-centered, but it tends to touch our hearts – where the love of God resides – and yes, please know there is a stanza in there about Santa Claus and reindeer!

I hope you enjoy and maybe even sing along with Nat King Cole’s rendition of The Christmas Song!

Here are the lyrics:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you!

And, for those of us who really enjoy the traditional Christmas carols, here is Nat King Cole performing Hark The Herald Angels Sing!

Here are the lyrics:

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled

Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings

Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!

God bless you all!  Hopefully you’ll come back to FGGAM’s website tomorrow and join me for some new Christmas music on Day 7.

Please click below to visit the previous “12 Days of Christmas Songs” articles:

Day 1 (12/14/2022)
Day 2 (12/15/2022)
Day 3 (12/16/2022)
Day 4 (12/17/2022)
Day 5 (12/18/2022)

Praise Jesus forevermore!

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