I think my favorite Christmas hymn is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. The opening lines capture what the setting of the holy day:
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
I can’t think of my most disliked Christmas hymn at this moment. I am not very fond of “Silent Night”, it seems to sterilize the story.
I’m sure you’ve been singing and/or hearing many Christmas hymns this time of year. What is your favorite and/or most disliked Christmas hymn?