Christmas Carols and Preparing for Christmas
Many parishes hold an annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. This is a very nice presentation of carols and Bible readings. With proper selections, Christmas caroling can help us think about the coming of the Christ child.
So sing some Christmas carols during the Advent and Christmas seasons. You can go out caroling with an organized group or just sing a few at a family gathering. Include plenty of songs which focus on Christ.
A few traditional suggestions are listed below. Add your own to the comments at the bottom of this post.
Suggested Christmas Carols for Advent Caroling
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
We Three Kings of Orient Are
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Learn more about this Advent tradition. This includes the suggestions for the songs and the scripture readings for each lesson.
Visit a shut in neighbor with some baked goods and sing a few carols. It is sure to brighten their day.
Take some time as a family or group to talk about how Advent is going. Are we still on track or have the commercial preparations for Christmas taken over?