The Stories Behind the Music: Christmas Carol Devotions and Activities for Your Family

$12.95

4.67 out of 5

Music can powerfully communicate to our minds and hearts the truths of the gospel. During the Christmas season, parents can use the sounds of the holiday to impart truth to their kids—that’s where this book comes in.

This digital book features 15 devotionals and crafts centered around traditional Christmas carols. Each chapter includes…

  • A story behind how each carol was written
  • A Scripture reading
  • Devotional lesson
  • Discussion question for kids
  • A family prayer
  • Sheet music for the carol
  • An engaging craft families can do together

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Description

Music can powerfully communicate to our minds and hearts the truths of the gospel. During the Christmas season, parents can use the sounds of the holiday to impart truth to their kids—that’s where this book comes in.

The Stories Behind the Music walks families through the story of Christmas using 15 traditional Christmas carols:

  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Away in a Manger
  • Go, Tell It On the Mountain
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Silent Night
  • What Child is This?
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • The First Noel
  • We Three Kings
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Joy to the World

Christmas should be a special time for families to come together as we worship Jesus. If you’re looking for a memorable way to engage your family and keep the focus on Jesus, The Stories Behind the Music will give your family something to look forward during the Christmas season.

Each lesson includes:

  • A story about how the carol was written
  • Lyrics to the carol
  • A scripture reading
  • An explanation of the Bible passage
  • Discussion questions for the family
  • A short prayer
  • Sheet music for each carol
  • A craft that can be completed together as a family

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for The Stories Behind the Music: Christmas Carol Devotions and Activities for Your Family


  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    My family is really enjoying The Stories Behind the Music. We’ve used it in place of our daily devotions and have really enjoyed it. We really loved the crafts.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    My kids like learning about the carols we sing. They love the history and stories behind the music. This helps us be better at explaining our faith. These crafts and stories are a great addition to our Advent traditions.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    This book provides a useful resource for families to be intentional but not overwhelmed during the Christmas season. While there are many traditions during the Christmas season, like singing songs, we do not often know the background of them. The Stories Behind the Music provides these details, in a short, impactful way. Families can use the book as is or as a starter for more in-depth study. I found the crafts simple, easy to follow and often geared toward younger children but again you can use your own creativity to make it suitable for your individual family needs/preferences. As a former Sunday School teacher, I can see how this would be useful in churches as well.

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