The Christmas Story in Song :: By Dale V. Nobbman

Christmas songs have already made the national news this year as we approach another Christmas season. Unfortunately, it seems that almost every year now, someone, somewhere tries to restrict the singing of religious Christmas carols and hymns in public holiday programs during the Christmas season—especially those songs which specifically mention the name of Jesus Christ, and all the other songs celebrating His birth. How sad, because the birth of Jesus Christ is the very reason we celebrate the Christmas season.

Thankfully, most of us still love singing the old standard Christmas hymns and carols every December. A few years back I realized the biblical Christmas story pertaining to the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, could be told by simply using the titles from many of our famous traditional Christmas religious hymns and carols. See how many Christmas song titles you and your family can recognize in the following story.

It came upon a midnight clear, while shepherds watched their flocks by night that angels we have heard of on high, proclaimed joy to the world!

For away in a manger there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord. And as the angels from the realms of glory beheld the first noel, hark! The herald angels did sing, oh come, oh come Emmanuel, and oh come all ye faithful to see what child is this?

Go tell it on the mountain that it is the sweet little Jesus boy, born on this silent night, oh holy night, in the, oh so little town of Bethlehem.

Tidings of comfort and joy to you and your kin this Christmas season!