Christmas The Best Gospel Songs for Christmas  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Christmas gospel hymns.

It's the most wonderful – and musical – time of the year, and you’ll find plenty of excellent gospel songs for Christmas on this list. Whether you’re making an extensive playlist for your own pleasure, or for a holiday party, you may want to add some gospel music for Christmas cheer. Take a look here to find favorites, old and new.

Many of the songs on this list are considered gospel because of the specific singers or arrangements. Read on, and you’ll find a number of major artists singing beloved carols like “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” The First Noel” and others. With the gospel tone, these songs’ deeper meanings shine through.

Some of these gospel hymns for Christmas are perfectly appropriate for church services during the holidays. “Silent Night,” for example, would be lovely performed as gospel music for Christmas Eve, especially at a midnight mass. The same can be said for “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Away in a Manger.”

Christmas gospel hymns are a wonderful way to worship and remember the meaning of the holiday itself. What is your top choice among these Christmas gospel songs? Be sure to vote for all your personal picks, and of course, feel free to vote down any of these that you don’t think fit the spirit of the season.

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O Holy Night Smokey Norful

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing The Clark Sisters

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Silent Night Mahalia Jackson

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Joy to the World Beverly Crawford

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The First Noel Aaron Neville

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Mary Did You Know Vanessa Bell Armstrong

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What Child is This Shirley Murdock

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Little Drummer Boy Josh Groban

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For Unto Us (A Child is Born) BeBe & CeCe Winans

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Now Behold the Lamb Kirk Franklin and the Family

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Away in a Manger T.D. Jakes and Angie Winans

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In the Presence of a King Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers

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Holy, Holy, Holy Kurt Carr

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Agnus Dei Donnie McClurkin

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His Name is Jesus Fred Hammond

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Glory to the Lamb Marvin Sapp

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Everybody Knows Israel & New Breed

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Lamb of God Nicole C. Mullen

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Born to Die Hezekiah Walker

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John Justus added Spirit of Love - (The Holy Ghost Writer) Mighty Elohim - Be filled with the Spirit of Love this Christmas!

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God Speaking Mandisa