Ox and Ass

When I was a kid, my favorite song to sing in church was “What Child Is This.” It was Christmas magic. Everyone in the entire church would sing “the ox and ass were sleeping.” They said ass in church. It was hysterical. As much as I love this song, it is not my favorite. I’m a sucker for a soprano with a big voice belting some “Fall on your knees and hear the angel voices.” But this is not my favorite song. If I had to choose a favorite Christmas song from the church category, it would be “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” I am not sure why. The words aren’t particularly moving and I have no sentimental attachment to the song. The truth is that I love the groove. Check out a verse here. What is your favorite Christmas song from church?