Christmas Caroling

A fun Christmas memory many of us may share is caroling as a family!

Caroling is a great way to praise the Lord, to share the truth of Christmas with others and to encourage the listener’s hearts as well as our own!

This year, in consideration for everyone’s health, caroling may need to look different, but no worries! This could be the year to carol by phone or via an online platform!

Reach out, sing a carol and share Christmas greetings! With some calls you may also want to chat a little, share a Bible verse and pray together. Each call can be personalized for the people you are calling.

TO PREPARE

In preparation for caroling, you may like to gather as a family and make a list of the people you would like to carol. You may also like to take time to pray for each of the people on your list, and to ask God to prepare your hearts and theirs for your time together for His glory.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SONGBOOK

If you are looking for a songbook with Christmas carols, you may like to consider using a small songbook titled: “A Classic Christmas Caroling Songbook” by Hendrickson Publishers. It includes 30 sing-along favorites. Our family has found this songbook to be an inexpensive and useful resource.

May the Lord use your family to encourage others in a special way this Christmas season.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Christmas Carols

Let’s fill our homes with joyful carol singing this December!

Using the following list of five well-loved Christmas carols, a free download with the words and some simple ideas for singing the carols, your family can start singing today!

FIVE CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Away in a Manger
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night Holy Night

SIX IDEAS FOR SINGING

MORNING: Sing one or more of the carols at the beginning of Bible Time with your children. Take a few minutes to talk about the meaning of the words in the carol.

CAR: Keep a copy of the carols in your car. As you are in the car with your children, sing the carols together!

WALKING: Take a walk with your children. Sing a carol as you walk!

CHAIR: Sing a carol as you snuggle together in a comfy chair.

DINNER: Each night, before dinner, place a copy of one of the carols at each person’s place at the dinner table. Sing one or more verses of the carol together before you pray and thank the Lord for your food.

BEDTIME: As you put your child to bed, ask your child what carol he/she would like you to sing. Sing the carol as you rub your child’s back.

What ideas do you have for singing carols with your family?

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Three Questions

Isn’t it wonderful to know that as we prepare to celebrate a Christ centered Christmas with our families we can pray and ask the Lord for His guidance?!

And as we wait on the Lord, we can ask ourselves three simple questions: 

1. What Christmas carols would we like to sing?
2. What Bible verses would we like to enjoy?
3. What activities would we like to do together?

If you would you like some ideas as you contemplate answers to these questions, I welcome you to join me on the upcoming Christmas posts! With our answers to the above three questions in hand we can look forward to a refreshing and peaceful Christmas, focusing on the Lord and His love for us.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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