Christmas Carols and Artwork

A Digital Advent Calendar

Explore 30 beloved Christmas carols accompanied by original piano recordings. Each day features a popular Christmas carol and scripture reading alongside beautiful Advent paintings and art.  Designed to encourage your faith, you can use this Advent Calendar as a daily devotional or gather family or friends for a sing-a-long or evening of neighborhood caroling. It is our prayer that these readings, music, and artwork will help you draw closer to Jesus, put a new song in your heart, and give you a daily thought to share with your family, friends and colleagues.

A Caroling Devotional to Declare Jesus’ Glory!

There is a rabbinic tradition that God didn’t just speak the world into creation but sang it into being. While this can’t be proven, it certainly resonates with the delight God seems to take in giving us the gift of song and music. The Psalmist writes,

Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name,
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
-Psalm 96:1-3

One of the joyful ways in which we can declare God’s glory among the nations is through the singing of Christmas Carols during the season of Advent. Followers of Jesus have been doing this for 2,000 years as evidenced by the oldest known Christmas Carol from the 2nd century AD, Gloria in Excelsis, which tells of the angels’ announcement to the shepherds of Jesus’ birth.

St. Francis of Assisi is known by some as the “Father of Christmas Carols,” as in the 1200’s he started the tradition of creating “Nativities” and singing “Canticles” in both the vernacular and Latin about Jesus’ birth.

In the 1400’s, the English tradition of caroling began to take root when a priest and poet, John Audelay, composed 25 songs that could be sung from house to house during the Christmas season. By the 1800’s the idea of Christmas Carols took off in the United States and Europe, and many of the traditional carols we sing today come from this era.

This digital Advent Calendar is designed so that you can use it for your daily Advent devotions and take it with you as you go caroling with your friends to share the joyful news of Jesus’ birth with your neighbors. Each daily devotion begins with a Scripture and a Christmas Carol. The Carols for Advent are in alphabetical order. You can also subscribe and have a daily email sent directly to your inbox containing a beloved Christmas Carol, scripture reading, featured artwork and piano accompaniment for each carol.

May God bless you during this Season of Advent as you pursue Jesus through the daily devotionals and as you go caroling with your friends and family. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fill your neighborhoods with the Carols which declare our Lord Jesus’ glory and marvelous deeds?!


Advent Calendar

November 28

Angels from the Realms of Glory

November 29

Angels We have Heard on High

November 30

Away in a Manger

December 1

Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

December 2

Go Tell it On The Mountain

December 3

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

December 4

Good Christian Men Rejoice

December 5

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

December 6

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

December 7

Infant Holy Infant Lowly

December 8

I Wonder as I Wander

December 9

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

December 10

Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

December 11

Joy To The World

December 12

Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming

December 13

O Come All Ye Faithful

December 14

O Come O Come Emmanuel

December 15

O Holy Night

December 16

O Little Town of Bethlehem

December 17

Once in Royal David’s City

December 18

Silent Night

December 19

The Coventry Carol

December 20

The First Noel

December 21

The Friendly Beasts

December 22

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

December 23

What Child Is This?

December 24

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night

December 25

Who is He in Yonder Stall?

Bonus Song

The Twelve Days of Christmas

January 6

We Three Kings

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