Why "Mary Did You Know" is the Definitive Christmas Song [25 Days of Holiday Songs]

Hello everyone! Happy December! Today, I will start my “25 Days of Holiday Songs” Challenge! I will feature a post written by wonderful bloggers and writers every day. Each person picked their favorite holiday song. 

Today’s post is written by Anna Kat Napier.  Her amazing blog is called Victoria Lee Home, a lifestyle blog that has tips and tricks for various avenues of life. Be sure to check out her blog right now as she features some great tips on how to organize the chaotic Christmas season!

Thanks Anna!

Christmas is a celebration on the birth of baby Jesus.  Just think about what Mary must have been thinking as she gave birth to the Son of God.  It’s enough to give you goosebumps!

That’s why my favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know.  Every time I think about Mary holding that baby, I am so moved.  

“MARY DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD ONE DAY WALK ON WATER”

Think about holding your newborn and all of the thoughts you have about who they will become and what they will accomplish.  We all do that, right? Mary was holding on to a tiny baby that would be one of the most influential people in the history of mankind.  Did she feel overwhelmed, blessed, in awe? We can only imagine.

“MARY DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD GIVE SIGHT TO A BLIND MAN”

That tiny infant that was born in a barn would go on to heal and inspire millions of people throughout history.  Mary held the salvation of millions of people in a tiny bundle in her arms. She loved him, cared for him, and nurtured him.  What a breathtaking experience that must have been.

“WHEN YOU KISS YOUR LITTLE BABY, YOU KISS THE FACE OF GOD”

I tear up every single time I think about Mary kissing that baby and being as close to God as any mortal on Earth could ever be.  It’s truly amazing.

“THAT SLEEPING CHILD YOU’RE HOLDING IS THE GREAT I AM”

Jesus went on to say, “I am the light of the world: whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”  Mary brought that gift to us. And it is the reason we give gifts to each other in remembrance of that day.

Close your eyes and listen.  It’s a beautiful song.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. I really enjoy this song and I think Reba McEntire’s version is my favorite 🙂

  2. What is it about Pentatonix that makes you see a song in a whole new light? Their harmony is spectacular. Their new Christmas album is excellent.
    This is a beautiful song, and I agree, it’s the definitive Christmas song.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I truly love this song!

  4. I have always enjoyed this Christmas song. It is so pretty and has a really good meaning to it! Plus it is always stuck in my head after i hear it.

  5. This is the first time I have come across this song and it is indeed lovely and definitively the Christmas song

  6. Such a beautiful song! I love listening to this one anytime of the year 🙂

  7. This is such a great idea! I hadn’t heard many of these songs, which is surprising with holiday music!

  8. I have never heard of this song before but it sounds like it would be so great for explaining all the meaning! I totally need to give this a listen.

  9. The first time I heard this song, I ultimately loved it! The lyrics are also heartwarming and lives up to the feeling of what the season of Christmas should feel. Definitely on my music list!

  10. Christmas songs are my all time favorite music! I can hear it all day long with no problem.

  11. Mary did you know is such a beautiful holiday song. I love just the notes, and it works so well with a group of singers or carolers. Just Christmas magic.

  12. I actually really liked this song, it as really beautiful x

  13. I’ve actually never heard of this song, but I appreciate the meaning behind the lyrics. I’ll know it for the future!

  14. Beautiful – my favorite version and loved the story with it. I did not know that was why we gave gifts.

  15. This one is a lovely rendition. I have listened to several versions and even sang it in a choir. It is one of those that gives you goosebumps.

  16. We’ve been listening to Christmas songs non-stop in my office at work! I am not a massive fan of Christmas songs though 🙁 x

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