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)