The most popular Christmas Eve tradition is singing carols. In fact, one can’t imagine Christmas without the carols. It adds to the festive spirit and make Christmas even more beautiful.
7 Most Popular Christmas Carols
Here are the 7 most popular Christmas carols of all time.
1) The 12 Days of Christmas
‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ carol is about the majestic gifts given on each of the 12 days of Christmas, and is one of the most favorite carols. The song was first published in 1780in England.
2) The First Noel
It is a traditional classical English carol and it consists of one musical phrase repeated twice, followed by a refrain which is a variant on that phrase.
3) We Wish You a Merry Christmas
‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ certainly passes the test of time. This Christmas song is about Carolers being given Christmas delight for singing to rich members of the community. Till today, it is one of the most popular Christmas carols of all time.
4) Joy tothe World
This popular Christmas carol glorifies Jesus Christ’s triumphant return at the end of the age was first published in 1719 in Watts’ collection,
5) O Come, All Ye Faithful
The English Catholic priest, Frederick Oakeley came up with the English translation of ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ and it remains one of the most standard Christmas carol in most English speaking countries.
6) Silent Night
‘Silent Night’ was declared as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in March 2011.The popular Christmas carol was composed in 1818 in Austria,
7) Ding Dong Merrily On High
People have a blast in Christmas season, thanks to this wonderful carol. The text to ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ was originally in Latin—‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’ and it is quite popular among children.
Christmas is nothing without the popular carols. Above mentioned are the 7 most popular Christmas carols for you to sing along. Merry Christmas!