Traditional Christmas Carols Made New
There is no way to get around singing the classic carols at Christmas. Yes indeed, we sing the same songs year after year after year. Even so, they are still incredible songs of worship and rich theology. Every year, songwriters, worship leaders and arrangers find ways to put a fresh spin on these age-old classics. Here is a list of the most popular fresh arrangements of the classic Christmas carols we all love to sing every year.
Last Updated: July 5, 2022
The top list is highlighted as being the best contemporary Christian worship songs based on the most popular songs being sung. While many of the familiar and traditional songs make their way into this list, a few newly released songs get featured here as this list is updated weekly. Listen on Spotify.
Here are the best Christmas song arrangements made for both choir and accompanying orchestra.
From January through December, these are songs that can be sung throughout the year, although particularly for the Christmas season.
This is a list of new worship orchestrations designed for your congregation as you declare and celebrate the Christmas season. Find more Christmas songs and carols here.
In the last 20 years, Christian songwriters and worship leaders have caught on to the fact that Christmas is a significant time for worship in the church. More than just Christmas carols, there are so many great worship songs that highlight the themes of Christmas in a style that flows with worship songs we sing all throughout the year. These songs talk about joy, hope and peace in ways that are relevant to our modern lives, just as the classic carols connect us to the rich theology of our history.
Modern, classic or even contemporary, this list is generated by the top Christmas carols of PraiseCharts customers. Download the best chord charts, piano/vocal, choir sheets, lyric sheets, hymn sheets, or orchestrations available.
During the Christmas season, most people can agree on the music they love, whether they are Christians or not. While the world continues to sing Christmas carols, many Christian musicians are still writing songs that tell the story of Christmas in a fresh new way. This is a list of contemporary Christian worship songs that follow the theme of Christmas.
During the Christmas season, most people can agree on the music they love, whether they are Christians or not. While the world continues to sing Christmas carols, many Christian musicians are still writing songs that tell the story of Christmas in a fresh new way. This is not a list of Christmas carols. Rather, this is a list of contemporary Christian worship songs that follow the theme of Christmas.
The Bible says that pure religion is "to visit orphans and widows in their distress and keep oneself unstained by the world" (James 1:27). In other words, love and serve the people around you with a pure heart. That is what Christmas is all about. So many Christmas hymns and carols remind us to love others, even as we love God. This Christmas, let these age-old classic carols inspire you toward singing the hymns of the faith.
Hymns have been written all through the ages. Thousands of these Christmas songs have stood the test of time, uniting generations in a common voice of worship, and now arranged with a modern style or beat. Find more Christmas songs and hymns here.
Christmas is probably the easiest season to bring fresh life to your church choir. Even if you don't have a regular choir, people want to get involved at Christmas. It's a great way to build community and make room for a wide spectrum of vocalists who may or may not be well-suited behind a microphone. Here is a great list of Christmas songs for your church choir. We have choir sheets for all of these titles, with vocals arranged in four-part SATB harmony so that everyone has as part to sing.
When you don't have a full band, sometimes you just to see and hear a song in its more basic format. Try these Christmas song arrangements with just acoustic guitar, piano, and maybe a djembe. This list features some of our best Christmas worship songs in stripped-down acoustic versions.