Over the last several years, I have begun to cultivate playlists based on the seasons of the church year. One of the things I love about doing that is that I get to incorporate explicitly religious songs and hymns (Angels We Have Heard on High and Mary Had a Baby, for example) as well as what is considered more "secular" music that speaks to the themes and season (Circle of Life and One of Us, for example).
In this way, the playlists queer the binary that we have set up between what is holy and what is profane, what is sacred and what is secular. This Christmas playlist embraces the power of music to speak to the truth of our humanness, the incarnation, and life at Christmas. So, I invite you to listen to this playlist in these 11 days more of Christmas and if you have any suggestions for more songs that would fit for this Christmas playlist, please let me know!
In case you didn't catch the links, check out the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/22zoaq4yqbmnlyw5dfzp4mfty/playlist/6O0lCZ4mkKuqwLqELsltaF
What are your suggestions for queerying Christmas music?