If your looking for some way to add a bit of creativity to your Christmas Eve Service then one idea is to come up with creative song combinations. I find that often with Christmas Carols people sing on ‘auto-pilot’ not really thinking about what they are saying or the significance of the lyrics. Here’s a few combinations or groupings that I’ve used before that work really well.
*Note – I would say O Come Let Us Adore Him works really well after most carols. It’s such a great song, well known by all, and allows people to respond in worship to the story, not just sing about it.
What Child Is This – O Come All Ye Faithful
Same key of Em or G and an easy transition from “This is the Christ the King, the Babe the Son of Mary” to “O Come Let Us Adore Him…”
What Child is This – Away in A Manger – Here I am To Worship – O Come Let Us Adore Him
I play both of these in the key of D and find it really easy to transition between the two. Also, Here I Am To Worship has lyrics that are surprisingly ‘Christmasy’.
O Come O Come Emmanuel – Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) by Chris Tomlin
Angels We Have Heard On High – Hark the Herald – The First Noel
Angels We Have Heard works great with a driving beat and would transition nicely to Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
Angels From the Realms of Glory (Come and Worship) – O Come Let Us Adore Him
O Holy Night – Silent Night – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – O Little Town of Bethlehem
Good News Songs
Joy to the World – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Tidings of Comfort and Joy) – Go Tell it On the Mountain