With the holidays upon us, Christmas carol is everywhere! We are in the season that allows us sing beautiful Christmas songs with family and loved ones. An amazing time indeed!
However, no matter the number of Christmas we have experienced, or carols attended, many still don’t know most of the Christmas songs.
Majority are only familiar with their ryhtm and not the lyrics, as we just hum to the tune of the songs.
Do you think you aren’t in this school of thought? If you think so, try this simple exercise, without doing any ‘hard’ work’.
What is your favorite Christmas song ? How many Christmas songs do you know completely?
Do you think you know many? Let’s give it a trial.
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How well do you know these popular Christmas songs?
1. Silent Night: It’s one of the songs sang as hymn every year in the church with the lights off and candles on, singing it ‘silently’ as the name implies.
2. “O Come All Ye Faithful”: “O Come All Ye Faithful” is nice, and it strikes the right tone. It has great arrangement that pop up in eryone’s favorite Christmas movie.
3. 12 Days of Christmas: This one gets points for being catchy and upbeat.
4. Hark The Herald Angels Sing: It’s a traditional carol, which has the right mix of reverence, serenity, and warmth to celebrate the Nativity.
5. O Holy Night: This carol, which was written in France to celebrate the renovation of a local church organ, is stealthily super inspiring.
6. Go Tell It On The Mountain: It’s absolutely an irresistible carol.
7. Joy to the World: It is a traditional classic; with a rousing melody that echoes the music of Georg Friedrich Handel, it’s one of the most singable and popular carols of all time.
8. “O Christmas Tree” (“O Tannenbaum”): This song is so transportative. Its first few notes – “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree” – are so uplifting, so simple, and so celebratory.
9. Angels We Have Heard On High: it’s an incredible song that evokes all the beauty of winter weather.
10. Jingle Bells: Did you know that “Jingle Bells” was originally written as a song for Thanksgiving? Somewhere down the way, it became a Christmas carol. “Jingle Bells” is upbeat, fun, and instantly recognizable. It’s one of the most popular songs ever, and it was even the first song broadcast from space.
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11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas: There’s something about “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” that perfectly captures the dizzy excitement and abundant goodwill of the holidays.
12. Deck the Halls: There can only be one: “Deck the Halls,” a Christmas staple made iconic by that singular refrain: “Fa la la la la, la la la la.” What’s more Yuletide than that? Gracious and exuberant in its celebration of Christmas, “Deck the Halls” describes the best part of the holidays: decorating, dressing up, singing, and getting a bunch of stuff you don’t need. This traditional Welsh tune is lively, festive, and full of light.
Culled from New York Public Library (NYPL)
Let us know how many you were able to get correctly and completely at the comment section below.
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