10 Advent Songs to Remind You It’s Not Yet Christmas

Holding back the tide is impossible. How impossible? Well, to use an analogy, it’d be like not hearing Christmas music during Advent.

Am I right? I’m right.

This year my wife and I decided we’d implement some changes, some rituals which we hope will help us and our children be more cognizant of the season we’re in—Advent.

We’ve decorated the house in purple (we’ll decorate it with Christmas colors on Christmas Eve), we aren’t eating dessert after meals, we have a sweet Advent wreath going on, and we’re going to try and pray the five joyful mysteries of the rosary with the kids (without killing them) each night before bed.

Apart from that, I’ve been looking for some beautiful Advent songs to play during meals. It’s harder than I expected.

Here are ten which I found particularly beautiful:

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O Come Divine Messiah

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Ave Maria


Come Thou Fount

Rorate Caeli Desuper

Every Valley Shall Be Exalted


Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding


Gabriel’s Message

Veni, Veni Emanuel (Latin Version)

Matt Fradd
Matt Fradd
Matt Fradd is the founder and executive director of The Porn Effect, a 501(c) non-profit ministry of Stewardship: A Mission of Faith.The Porn Effect is an apostolate dedicated to helping men and women break free from pornography. He is the editor of Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women who Turned From Porn to Purity and coauthor of Victory: A Strategic Battle Plan for Freedom in the Struggle Against Pornography. Matt speaks to tens of thousands of people every year on the dangers of pornography and how to be free from it. He lives in Georgia with his wife Cameron and their four children.

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