We know when we hear Christmas music that the season has arrived, the Christmas season. They are the tunes we crank up while hosting our parties, sing along to while shopping, or listening to on the couch enjoying some hot chocolate. Though this year may change some of the normal activities we do to celebrate Christmas, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Christmas songs while working from home, celebrating Christmas at home, or singing along to your microphone steering wheel. 

Besides reminding us of Christmas pasts, songs can also speak to us in ways we never thought possible, even in reminding us about the God who loves us and the Savior who we commemorate every December. Here are 20 contemporary Christmas songs that will make you smile and remember that the spirit of Christmas can be felt year-round. (The list is not in order of favorites or as a top-20 list.)

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Blair Parke is a freelance writer for BibleStudyTools.com and editor for Xulon Press. A graduate of Stetson University with a Bachelor’s in Communications, Blair previously worked as a writer/editor for several local magazines in the Central Florida area, including Celebration Independent and Lake Magazine in Leesburg, Florida and currently freelances for the Southwest Orlando Bulletin.