Top Worship Songs for Christmas 2024

Songs of joy, peace, and hope for the season.

Ideas for your setlist leading up to Christmas and unique arrangements of classics for your special services. 

The Christmas season is a special time meant to focus on the joy, peace, and hope found in Christ, our Lord and Savior. We celebrate by singing beautiful classics, like O Holy Night, and mixing in new Christmas worship songs, like Christmas Day. Every church is different, and there are many ways you can make this season special.

Here's a list of some of our favorite top Christmas worship songs in each of these categories. There are even more available in our Christmas collection.

New Arrangements for Christmas Worship Classics

Angels We Have Heard On High by Worship Artistry 

Go Tell It On The Mountain by Zach Williams

Angels From The Realm Of Glory by Worship Artistry

Joy To The World by Phil Wickham

Silent Night by Worship Artistry

The First Noel by Worship Artistry

O Little Town Of Bethlehem by Worship Artistry

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Meredith Andrews

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day by Worship Artistry

God Rest Ye Mary Gentleman by Worship Artistry

Hark The Herald Angels Sing by Worship Artistry

Noel by Hillsong Worship

Joyful Joyful by Worship Artistry

What Child Is This by Worship Artistry

Away In A Manger by Worship Artistry

O Come All Ye Faithful / We Adore You by Paul Baloche

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by Worship Artistry

Go Tell It On The Mountain by Worship Artistry

Silent Night by Chris Tomlin

O Come O Come Emmanuel by Worship Artistry

O Come All Ye Faithful by Worship Artistry


Christmas Worship Songs

Behold by Phil Wickham and Anne Wilson

Emmanuel God With Us by Chris Tomlin

Messiah by Francesca Battistelli

His Name Is Wonderful by Chris Tomlin

Gloria by Chris Tomlin

Hope Has A Name by Passion, Kristian Stanfill

Christmas Day by Chris Tomlin and We The Kingdom

Born Is The King (It's Christmas Time) by Hillsong Worship

King Of Kings by Hillsong Worship

Adore by Chris Tomlin

Seasons by Hillsong Worship

God With Us by All Sons and Daughters


CCLI Top Songs Christmas

Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) by Chris Tomlin and We The Kingdom

Noel by Chris Tomlin

He Shall Reign Forevermore by Chris Tomlin

Joy To The World by Hillsong Worship

Hark The Herald Angels Sing / King Of Heaven by Paul Baloche

Light Of The World by Lauren Daigle

Christmas Offering by Paul Baloche

Here Comes Heaven by Elevation Worship

He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) by Meredith Andrews

Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) by Chris Tomlin

View all these lessons and more on our Christmas collectionIf you need more ideas for your setlists this season, view this list from CCLI.

Start Planning the Perfect Christmas Worship Service for 2023

Christmas is a favorite time of year for many people - not only does it mark the end of the year, it’s a celebration of friends and family and, for Christians, it’s an annual reminder of God’s love and sacrifice. As such, Advent and the Christmas story are very special times in the Christian calendar.
The Christmas songs we sing remind us of the years that have passed but also encourage us to look forward to the future. So, whilst there is no replacing the traditional Christmas Carols that we have come to know and love, there is definitely a place for more modern worship songs in our celebrations. God resides in newness as much as He does in tradition.

Christmas Worship Songs for Every Congregation

Christmas services are stressful enough already without worrying about your setlist or how engaging your performance is. Sign up for a free 21 day trial with Worship Artistry today and see why more than 9,000 other members are already using us in the creation of their contemporary Christmas worship setlists.

You will instantly be given access to our online platform, which provides high-quality, professionally recorded tutorials along with lessons, chord charts and tabs - for the Christmas songs we’ve listed above, plus hundreds more. Whether you play an instrument or are on vocals, you’ll be able to perfect modern Christmas songs in no time.

Kristina Kislyanka is the Marketing Manager, podcast co-host and sometimes vocalist at Worship Artistry. She is the Worship Pastor at her church in Washington state. She’s passionate about songwriting, producing music, and growing community within the Church. 

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