A Brief History
On December 24, 1818, the day Christians celebrate as “Christmas Eve,” the first ever performance of the carol, “Silent Night,” was presented in Oberndorf, Austria at the church of St. Nikolaus. Our nominee for the “Greatest Christmas Carol” would be “O Holy Night,” and you are welcome to tell us which carol you believe is the “greatest.”
We list a few of our other favorites below:
“Angels We Have Heard on High”
“God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”
“Good King Wenceslas”
“Go Tell It on the Mountain”
“Masters in this Hall”
Question for students (and subscribers): What is your favorite Christmas carol? Also, what is your favorite non-religious Christmas or winter holiday related song? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Edwards, Jennifer. Christmas Songs. CreateSpace, 2012.
Hendrickson Publishers. A Classic Christmas Caroling Songbook: 30 Sing Along Favorites. Tyndale House Publishers, 2016.
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