So the Bing Crosby/David Bowie “Little Drummer Boy” is my all time favorite Christmas Carol. However, as I’ve done the drummer boy in prior years, I thought I’d move from boys to men (no, not the music group).

This year it’s all about the Merry Gentlemen.

A small sampling:

Rascal Flatts’ Merry Gentlemen

(slightly country/rock)

Jars of Clay’ Merry Gentlemen

(slightly self-important, Christian boy band version)

Barenaked Ladies featuring Sarah McLachlan Merry Gentlemen/Three Kings

(an upbeat, harmonious, beautiful version)

Chanticleer’s Merry Gentlemen

(You won’t believe they’re all men with how high they sing.)

Tidings of Comfort and Joy to y’all.