Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!  There is no better time to worship and sing praises to our Savior, Jesus Christ.  With all there is to be heartbroken about across the globe, we can take comfort in the incredible peace, love and joy we have in Christ!  Scripture tells us that Jesus is the Prince of Peace, that God is love, that the Father loves us just like He loves Jesus, and that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!

And as I’ve reminded throughout the “The 12 Days Of Christmas Songs” series this year, if you trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the bible says that you are a child of God!

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)
“For unto us a Child is born, [u]nto us a Son is given; [a]nd the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace [emphasis mine].”

1 John 4:7-8 (NKJV)
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love [emphasis mine].”

John 17:20-23 (NKJV)
Jesus Prays to the Father
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:  I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me [emphasis mine].”

Psalm 98:4-9 (NKJV)
“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; [b]reak forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.  Sing to the Lord with the harp, [w]ith the harp and the sound of a psalm, [w]ith trumpets and the sound of a horn; [s]hout joyfully before the Lord, the King.  Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, [t]he world and those who dwell in it; [l]et the rivers clap their hands; [l]et the hills be joyful [emphases mine] together before the Lord…”.

Romans 14:17 (NKJV)
“…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy [emphases mine] in the Holy Spirit.”

John 1:12 (NKJV)
“But as many as received Him [Jesus], to them He gave the right to become children of God [emphasis mine], to those who believe in His name…”.

FGGAM started this daily series of Christmas songs on December 14, 2023.  I’ll be sure to update the series with new articles and songs every day until Christmas!

For Day 9, FGGAM features two rather different songs.  The first song 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.  I should point out that it’s not specifically Christ-centered, but it touches 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 might 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!

May God richly bless you!  Please come back to FGGAM’s website every day until Christmas for The 12 Days Of Christmas Songs (2023).

Merry Christmas!  Praise Jesus forevermore!

Please click below to see the previous 12 Days Of Christmas Songs “2023” articles:

Day 1 (12/14/2023)

Day 2 (12/15/2023)

Day 3 (12/16/2023)

Day 4 (12/17/2023)

Day 5 (12/18/2023)

Day 6 (12/19/2023)

Day 7 (12/20/2023)

Day 8 (12/21/2023)

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