For quite some time, I've been wanting to hear Advent Songs during Advent. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer just doesn't help me prepare for Christmas.
So I spent the best $12 of the year creating my own Advent Playlist on my iPhone.
First I googled "Best Advent Songs" From these two lists I purchased the ones I like through itunes:
https://focusoncampus.org/content/10-advent-songs-to-remind-you-its-not-yet-christmas This list by Matt Fradd pulls all the YouTube videos, so you could just enjoy the music of Advent this way.
Here's a few songs I selected:
- O Come O Come Emmanuel
- O Come Divine Messiah
- Alleluia Hurry the Lord is Near
- Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (I recommend all the music in Handel's Messiah too.)
- Tender Mercy (Zechariah's Song)
- Veni Per Mariam
- Maria Walks Amid the Thorns
- Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming
- What Wondrous Love is This?
It's amazing how many versions of each song there are. Have fun choosing your own!