I can't help myself: when I hear Mannheim Steamroller, the Christmas spirit starts creeping in.
I know, it's a little embarrassing.
And yet, I defy you to listen to this and not get a little smiley, toe-tappy, christmas happiness.
Perhaps electronic instruments backed up with a full orchestra aren't your thing. Or maybe you're not ready for Joy To The World just yet. Try this for all your dark and mysterious Advent needs (English Horn and Organ...so gorgeous!)...
Perhaps singer-songwriter is more your speed:
Or maybe you're looking for something a little more multi-cultural (I have requested this for my last day in my current church, so we'll be doing this on Advent 3...it's so great!):
SO: What music helps you get into the Advent and/or Christmas spirit? What's your Advent playlist like?
And as a bonus: in worship, will you sing Christmas carols during Advent? why or why not?