Christmas Carols

This time of year I enjoy listening to traditional Christmas Carols. I put on a CD I bought years ago for my children and sing along with my favourites. I enjoy Joy to the World, a carol I used to sing when I was a part of the high school choir.

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing is my favourite – I love singing the chorus with gusto:

Angels we have heard on High would have to be added to my list of favourites

The first Christmas carols I learned were Away in a Manger

And of course Silent Night

While I wrap gifts, tidy up the place for the 25th, and prepare our meals I will be listening to these hymns that were written to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Which Christmas carol is your favourite?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

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6 thoughts on “Christmas Carols

  1. I couldn’t choose just one! Angels We Have Heard on High was the first one as a child that got me more interested in serious choral music (that melisma on “gloo-oo-ria” was different and impressive). Good King Wenceslas is nonsense historically, but it’s my favorite carol of social justice. And when as an adult I lost the spirit of inclusivity and generosity for a little while, In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men, Rejoice) followed me around for weeks, until I had a Scrooge-like epiphany.

    Here’s the one that taught me a sense of drama and storytelling. It was first used in Medieval morality plays:

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