I’m not 100% sure on the difference between Classic and NonClassic Christmas songs, but I know that O Come O Come Emmanuel is a Classic and I Celebrate The Day is not. Nevertheless, it is one of my favorite Christmas songs.
Not much to stay about this song upfront, it is by Relient K and it is essentially a stream of thoughts concerning the first Christmas.
The song isn’t very deep, but I think it gets two things across;
- Many of the things that happened that first Christmas are a giant mystery. I also wonder sometimes when Jesus knew of the gravity of what his birth meant. Was it something He found out as He grew up? Was something intrinsically within Him? Or did He have a fully developed mine capable of understanding it all the moment His eyes opened? I don’t know, these are things that seem like they can’t make any sense when something is fully God and man. But what really matters is that Jesus was born. And that is big news. So big it changed this world forever.
- This is the reason we celebrate Christmas. We celebrate the day that Jesus was born because it was the start of something. It was the start of what Israel was begging for back in Assyria.
Emmanuel had come. He had finally come! And with Him here, since He had come as it was promised, we know what comes next. Jesus’ birth was the beginning of our salvation. Easter is where it all goes down, but Christmas is where it all started. So I celebrate that day.