This was going to be a daily project, posting songs for Christmas. But haha, who am I kidding.
"The Hallelujah Chorus" is such a well-known piece of music, but there are many other choruses in Messiah that I love more. So here are a bunch to listen to.
For Unto Us a Child is Born (the favorite in this house):
All We Like Sheep
And He Shall Purify
Really Messiah should be listened to from start to finish. I used to get a little snoozy in some spots when we'd see it performed live, but that was probably from the lateness of the hour and the wine at dinner.
It is, of course, not a Christmas "story" at all. But this is when we tend to listen.