Last Updated: November 2016

Looking for Christmas songs for Church? Your Christmas Eve service is coming up and you’re probably looking to put together the best worship session of the year. You already know attendance is going to be blown out, standing room only to be exact. This amazing and crazy day will exhibit every holiday-spirited member of your church and even the non-regulars racing to claim a seat and shout to the Lord. This is that one day a year (besides Easter) to pull out all the stops, the bells AND whistles alike. Round up your best band, and even dust off the tambourine buried in the lost-and-found closet (you’re gonna need it!). You’ve got a lot riding on this one, and we know the hardest part may just be deciding what songs to sing! Rather than leave you wondering where to start, we went ahead and did the research for you, and here’s what we came up with. We’ve put together a collection of Christmas songs for Church that include worship songs, hymns, and carols for your Christmas Eve church service. 

Top Christmas Songs for Church:

1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: by Amy Grant; Chris TomlinRed Green and Festive - Christmas songs for Church

2. The First Noel: by Frank Sinatra; David Crowder

3. Joy to the World: by Faith Hill; Hillsong Church

4. Silent Night: by Susan Boyle; Casting Crowns

5. We Three Kings of Orient Are: by Celtic Woman; George Strait

6. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: by Chris Tomlin; David Crowder

7. What Child is This?: by Carrie Underwood; Third Day

8. O Come All Ye Faithful: by Vic Damone; Phil Wickham

9. O Holy Night: by Tevin Campbell; Hillsong Live

10. Away in a Manger: by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir; Casting Crowns

11. Angels We Have Heard on High: by Chris Tomlin; Third DayThe Miracle of Christmas - Christmas songs for Church

12. Hallelujah Chorus: by Sir Georg Solti; London Philharmonic Orchestra

13. Go Tell it on the Mountain: by Mahalia Jackson; Tenth Avenue North

14. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear: by Norah Jones; Kutless

15. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day: by Casting Crowns; MercyMe

16. O Little Town of Bethlehem: by Nat “King” Cole; Don Chapman

17. Angels, From the Realms of Glory: by Steven Curtis Chapman; Paul Baloche

18. Do You Hear What I Hear?: by Bing Crosby; Martina McBride

19. Mary, Did You Know?: by Kathy Mattea; Pentatonix

20. The Little Drummer Boy: by Harry Simeone Chorale; Bob Seger

21. Winter Snow: by Chris TomlinThe Joy of Christmas - Christmas songs for Church

22. Hope Was Born this Night: by Sidewalk Prophets

23. O Come Let Us Adore Him: by Kari Jobe; Hillsong

24. Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground): by Chris Tomlin; Michael W. Smith

25. He Has Come For Us: by Meredith Andrews; Chrystina Lloree Fincher

26. My Soul Magnifies the Lord: by Chris Tomlin; The ZOE Group

27. Glory in the Highest: by Chris Tomlin

28. Jesus Messiah: by Chris Tomlin; Daves Highway

29. Born is the King: by Hillsong Live; Phillips, Craig & Dean

30. How Many Kings: by Downhere

31. Christmas Offering: by Casting Crowns; Paul BalocheCandlelight Service - Christmas songs for Church

32. Born That We May Have Life: by Chris Tomlin

33. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus: by Chris Tomlin

34. Here With Us: by Joy Williams

35. Joyful (The One Who Saves): by Brenton Brown

36. Jesus Saves: by Travis Cottrell

37. What Child is This: by Third Day

38. Praise to the Lord the Almighty: by Christy Nockels

39. Joseph’s Lullaby: by MercyMe

40. Sweet Little Jesus Boy: by Casting Crowns

41. Let Us Adore: by Hillsong ChurchChristmas Tree Program Cover - Christmas songs for Church

42. Hallelujah (Light Has Come): by BarlowGirl

43. I Wonder As I Wander: by Harry Connick, Jr.

44. Come And Worship: by Bebo Norman

45. Light of the World: by Chris Tomlin; Lauren Daigle

46. Here is Our King: by David Crowder

47. The Holly and the Ivy: by Mediaeval Baebes; Mannheim Steamroller

48. Joyful Joyful: by Casting Crowns; Charlie Hall

49. God With Us: by MercyMe; All Sons & Daughters

50. Born in Bethlehem: by Third Day


We couldn’t leave you with just 50! Here are a couple more Christmas songs for Church.

  1. Hope is Here (Joy to the World): by Dan Macaulay
  2. Here With Us: by Joy Williams
  3. The Night Before Christmas: by Brandon Heath
  4. Christmas Worship Medley: by Israel Houghton
  5. All Creation Sing (Joy to the World): by FEE
  6. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: by Chris Rice; Matt Boswell
  7. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen: by Meredith Andrews; MercyMe

This concludes our list of the top Christmas songs for church. As you consider any of these amazing songs for your Christmas Eve set list be sure to check out our 78,000+ church graphics, worship loops and worship backgrounds that will add the stunning final touches to making your holiday worship session out of this world! Merry Christmas! is the leading provider of Church & Ministry websites and has the largest online library of church graphics, worship videos and church print templates.

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