I decided not to listen to Christmas music during Advent. And then this happened … Normally it begins the first day after Thanksgiving. I start listening to Christmas music galore. Last year, however, I decided to focus more intently on Advent and preparing my heart for the Lord. Part of that meant saving Christmas music for the actual Christmas season.

I decided to do the same thing this year, but then I came across this beautiful a cappella rendition of Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix. I caved. And I had chills pretty much the entire time. While I still encourage you to check out great Advent music like Advent at Ephesus by the Benedictines of Mary, watch this video. It’s pretty great.

Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.