So in a galaxy far, far away I used to be a Worship Leader in a non-denominational church (Yes, it’s true. I have pictures and everything). I had played in several worship bands for years. But that was another life.
However, during that time I found and really enjoyed the music of an Alt/Punk/Emo Christian band, Relient K. And if you’re old enough, you know the car they’re named after. They released a Christmas album “Let It Snow… Let It Reindeer”.
Here are two great cuts from the album (that’s before CDs kiddies);
First is “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”.
Second up is “The 12 Days Of Christmas”
I tried so hard to get my worship team to play these. You should have seen the dumbstruck look on their faces. Made me laugh, especially my 16-year-old lead guitarist.
And for classic “Christmas Music” I just had to pick a song that doesn’t mention the holiday at all, but as soon as you hear it, you know it’s Christmastime. Here is “Lucy and Linus” from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” performed by The Vince Guaraldi Trio. Naturally, this is the dance version. I absolutely love this show. It never fails to bring a smile to my face.
And you can’t do “A Charlie Brown Christmas” without Linus’ soliloquy. From Luke 2:8-14. (Even though I don’t believe this is a true story, it is beautiful poetry. After all, that’s pretty much what the entire bible is, poetry.
Do you have any other non-traditional Christmas music to add? Or do you think, as I tend to, that it’s all rubbish? Leave me a comment with your thoughts, please. (And don’t text me, brother o’mine).
P.S. Son, the younger® and I walked around Wal-Mart last night (shudder), and I didn’t hear “So This Is Christmas”. So I’m still waiting.