Originally published December 17, 2019
During the Christmas seasons of 2019 and 2020, I ran a meme series on my social media pages called The Gospel According to Carols. Many of our favorite Christmas carols include the gospel, so this was a series of memes with gospel quotes from Christmas carols to help keep our focus on the gospel during the hustle and bustle of the season.
The series was so popular I decided to add it to my collection of annual Christmas blog articles. All of the memes are posted below. The title of the carol precedes each meme(s) and is linked to a YouTube video of that carol in case you’d like to listen. In addition to sharing these around on social media (or using them as your cover photo) to remind ourselves, our friends, and our family of the true reason for Christ’s incarnation, I thought of a few other ways you might like to use these.
Decorative Place Cards
In my article (and podcast) 10 Ways to Share the Gospel During the Holidays, I mentioned printing out these Bible verse memes on thankfulness and placing one at each place setting on your Thanksgiving dinner table as a way of initiating gospel conversations. The Gospel According to Carols memes could be used in the same way at your Christmas party or dinner.
Christmas Cards and Gift Tags
Not crazy about the rapidly dwindling selection of Christmas cards at your local retailer? Choose one or more of these designs, print them out on card stock and use them for Christmas cards. Or, minimize them to gift tag size, add a “to” and a “from,” print them out on card stock, and use them for labeling all your Christmas gifts.
Instead of “Name that Tune,” make it “Name that Carol” by reading the quote aloud and having your guests guess which Christmas carol it came from.
4 thoughts on “The Gospel According to Carols”
May I use the information in the article The Gospel in the Carols? We have a very small church in Tennessee with older members. We don’t even have a choir. This would make our Christmas service music special if we could add the hymns that give the gospel. I really enjoyed the article.
Hi Lisa- You’re more than welcome to use anything of mine that’s in the article. However, I don’t own the YouTube videos I’ve linked, so if you want to use those for congregational singing, be sure to check with your pastor to make sure your church isn’t violating any copyright laws.
You’re welcome. :0)