Get Lifted Christmas Playlist: 10 Gospel Songs for the Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with these 10 holiday gospel classics.

ESSENCE.COM Nov, 08, 2014
'Silent Night'

What other version of "Silent Night" is more memorable than the Temptations'? Sung in an impressive harmony, this one will definitely have you singing along. 

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'Go Tell it on the Mountain'

Fred Hammond gets help from his chorus in this strong and uplifting version of the holiday tune that can be played anytime of the year. 

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'Give Love on Christmas Day'

Yolanda Adams delivered a jazzy rendition of "Give Love on Christmas Day," that will give you the warm and fuzzies. 

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'Ave Maria'

Stevie Wonder breathes new life into this classic song with his soulful rendition.

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'For Unto Us a Child is Born'

Brother and Sister duo Bebe and Cece Winans team up for their sweet version of this well-known tune on their album, 'First Christmas.'

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'Only One'

On this single from Mary Mary's Christmas album, Mary Mary Christmas, the sisters explain through song why there's only one savior. 

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'Donnie's Christmas'

Donnie's Christmas is a refeshing melody of Christmas hits sung by Donnie McClurkin including, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "O Come O Come Emmanuel," "O Come Ye Faithful and 'What Child is This?"

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'The First Noel'

Gospel group Virtue lent their harmonious voices to a modernized version of Christmas classic 'The First Noel' for compilation album, The Real Meaning of Christmas Volume 2.

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'The Night that Christ was Born'

Kirk Franklin and the Family give a stirring rendition of 'The Night That Christ was Born' on their Christmas album filled with holiday classics. 

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'O Come'

Israel & New Breed deliver a Christmas song you can dance to in this funky version of 'O Come'.