Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols
Christmas Carols are joyful religious songs of exultation that celebrate the events surrounding the nativity and the birth of Jesus Christ. The words and lyrics of Christmas Carols remind us of the true meaning of this special time of the year. In fact the very first example of a Christmas Carol is in Luke 2:14 when angels sang to the shepherds announcing the birth of Jesus "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men".

Timeline History of Christmas Carols: The early Christians sung Christmas songs and hymns in Latin. The earliest surviving example of a Christmas Carol was written by Aurelius Ambrosius, better known as Saint Ambrose (339AD-397AD), a bishop of Milan and famous hymn writer. His Christmas Carol was called "Veni, redemptor gentium" which translates to Redeemer of the Nations Come. The Medieval era saw the emergence of Nativity plays accompanied by Christmas hymns such as The Coventry Carol with the growing popularity of feasting and  songs such as the Wassail Song, Deck the Halls, Good King Wenceslas, the Holly and the Ivy and The First Noel. The 1600s saw the composition of Joy to the World, whilst the 1700s produced Hark the Herald Angels Sing and O Come All ye Faithful. The Christmas Carols produced in the 1800s included Silent Night, Oh Christmas Tree, Away In The Manger and O Little Town of Bethlehem and the 1900s saw the introduction of the Carol of the Bells. The Twentieth-century saw the emergence of non-religious Christmas songs such as "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland" and "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".

 

 

Christmas Carols: Why do we call Christmas Hymns carols? The word carol derives from the Old French carole meaning "a dance in a ring accompanied by singers". At around 1500 the word carol came to commonly mean a "Christmas hymn of joy" which Christians enjoy to the present day. Our favorite Christmas Carols include Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Holy Night and We Three Kings of Orient are - what are your top three Christmas Carols?

Christmas Carols A - Z List - The following A- Z list contains the names of the most popular Christmas Carols:

Christmas Carols List - A Boy is Born in Bethlehem: Find the A Boy is Born in Bethlehem lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - A Christmas Carol: Find the A Christmas Carol lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - A Great and Mighty wonder: Find  A Great and Mighty wonder lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Adeste Fideles: Find the Adeste Fideles lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Angel Gabriel: Find the Angel Gabriel lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Angels from the Realms of Glory: Find the Angels from the Realms of Glory lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Angels Song: Find The Angels Song lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Angels we have Heard on High: Find the Angels we have Heard on High lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Away in a Manger: Find the Away in a Manger lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Come rejoicing, Praises voicing: Find the Come rejoicing, Praises voicing lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Coventry Carol: Find the Coventry Carol lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Deck the Halls: Find the Deck the Halls lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Ding Dong Merrily on High: Find the Ding Dong Merrily on High lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - First Noel: Find the First Noel lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - From the Eastern Mountains: Find the From the Eastern Mountains lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Glad Tidings: Find the Glad Tidings lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Find the Gloria in Excelsis Deo lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Find the God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Good King Wenceslas: Find the Good King Wenceslas lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Hark the Herald Angels Sing: Find the Hark the Herald Angels Sing lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - He is Born: Find the He is Born lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Holy Night: Find the Holy Night lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Holly and the Ivy: Find the Holly and the Ivy lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - How Great our Joy: Find the How Great our Joy lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - In the bleak midwinter: Find the In the bleak midwinter lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Infant holy, Infant lowly: Find the Infant holy, Infant lowly lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear: Find the It Came Upon the Midnight Clear lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Joy to the World: Find the Joy to the World lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Love Came Down at Christmas: Find the Love Came Down at Christmas lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - No room in the inn: Find the No room in the inn lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - O Come All Ye Faithful: Find the O Come All Ye Faithful lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - O Come O Come Emmanuel: Find the O Come O Come Emmanuel lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - O Holy Night: Find the O Holy Night lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Oh, Come, Little Children: Find the Oh, Come, Little Children lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - O Little Town of Bethlehem: Find the O Little Town of Bethlehem lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - On Christmas night all Christians sing: Find the On Christmas night all Christians sing lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Once in Royal Davids City: Find the Once in Royal David's City lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Rise up, shepherd, and follow: Find the Rise up, shepherd, and follow lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Silent Night: Find the Silent Night lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - The First Noel: Find The First Noel lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - The Holly and the Ivy: Find The Holly and the Ivy lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Unto us a Child is Born: Find the Unto us a Child is Born lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - Wexford Carol: Find the Wexford Carol lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - We Three Kings of Orient are: Find the We Three Kings of Orient are lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - What Child is This: Find the What Child is This lyrics with facts about the Carol.

Christmas Carols List - While Shepherds Watched: Find the While Shepherds Watched lyrics with facts about the Carol.

 

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