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Enric Monserday Vidal Madonna con Bambino

One of the things I love most about Christmas is the music, especially the classical carols. Listening to them brings such strong memories of my childhood and my faith, filling me with a sense of warmth and comfort and inspiration. With Christmas day only a week away, I’m sharing a few of my Celtic favorites from my playlist.

I hope you enjoy them. Please share with me your favorite holiday songs and the artists who sing them. I’m always looking for new songs to add.

Loreena McKennit is one of my favorite singers and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen one of my favorite carols, so I’ll begin here.

I love Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and found this lovely version by the Celtic Women.

I’ll end with my favorite Christmas hymn, O Holy Night. This one by the Celtic Trio is deeply moving.