Christmas Music in October??

Christmas music in October?? You bet — at least for our church choir and many more like us getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. In fact, it’s none too soon to start rehearsing for cantatas or musicals. Such musical marathons require hours and hours of practice — plus the crowning touch of God’s help as most of us never feel quite ready when performance day arrives.

Our choir will begin practicing our Christmas musical, Unspeakable Joy, tonight. Fun stuff for an old choir junkie like me. I had to hang up my choir robe for the past few months (actually we don’t wear robes anymore…I just like the play on words :)) while dealing with Don’s mom’s repeated hospitalizations and the final days of Kelli’s wedding prep, but as of last week, I’m back — and hoping to keep it that way for awhile.

And what better time to jump back into choir than when we get to start singing Christmas music. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, and it’s filled with joy. Best of all, it’s brimming with the best glad tidings the world has ever heard — “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

Even if you’re not in a choir making preparations for a joy-filled Christmas program, why not get in on a little of that joy yourselves? Why not sing a Christmas carol or two? I know it’s a little early, but that’s okay. I give you permission :) After all, it’s never too early to worship and praise the Lord. I guarantee you, both you and the Lord will enjoy it!

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD…” Psalm 95:1a

*What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

**Flickr photo by John-Morgan


  1. I love Christmas music. I start listening around Thanksgiving. I can’t help it. The Christmas season is full of joy – and I need to carry it with me all year long. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I love Christmas music…I’ll be alone all day tomorrow because my husband is working out of town. I think I’ll pop a couple of Christmas CD’s in the stereo. So glad you are singing in the choir once again.

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