Most Loved & Hardest to Sing Christmas Carols

Most of us learned Christmas carols in Sunday school. I'm from the generation where we also sang Christmas carols in school.

That immersion really made the songs stick with me. 

Long ago, I'd learned from the choir director which songs were most difficult to sing. It's ironic that the carols most difficult to sing are also on the most popular list of Christmas carols.

Of course, I know Silent Night had to be number 1 on everyone's favorites list, and it was. 

Most Loved Carols

1. Silent Night, Germany 1818.

2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, England 1760.

3. O come All Ye Faithful, England 1744, variation 1841.

4. O Holy Night, France 1847.

5. What Child Is This?, England, 1865.

6. We Three Kings, U.S. 1857.

7. The First Noel, England 1823.

8. Away in a Manger, Germany circa 1500s, variations 1887 and 1895.

9. O Little Town of Bethlehem, U.S. 1868.

10. Joy to the World, England 1719.

Most Challenging Christmas Carols To Sing

1. O Holy Night

2. Away in a Manger

3. Angels We Have Heard on High

4. Carol of the Bells

5. The First Noel

What these commonly sung carols have in common is the vocal range needed to sing the carol properly.

Takeaway Truth

Just about everyone likes to sing Christmas carols and other holiday favorites. Maybe it's because we know the songs so well that we sing without feeling inhibited. We sing with joy!

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