Top 10 ___: Top Ten Traditional Christmas Carols!


Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting roughly every Sunday, Australian time. Last week we talked about the top ten most enjoyable high calorie and/or high sugar foods.

This week the first Christmas album this year released (Michael W Smith’s The Spirit Of Christmas) so let’s dive into our top 10 traditional Christmas carols (no descriptions here, as these carols are so familiar we should all know them by the back of our hands!. Next week we’ll be talking about our top 10 original Christmas tunes!

O Come All Ye Faithful

Most impacting phrase: O sing, choirs of angels, O sing in exultation
O sing, all ye bright hosts of Heaven above
Glory to God, sing

Favourite version: TobyMac

Joy To The World

Most impacting phrase: So sing for joy from the top of the mountains
Sing for joy from the dark valley floor
To the ends of the Earth
Let the news of His birth ring out loud
Bring joy to the world

Favourite version: Steven Curtis Chapman

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Most impacting phrase: Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!

Favourite version: Rebecca St James

What Child Is This

Most impacting phrase: This, this is Christ, the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him praise
The babe, the son of Mary

Favourite version: Mandisa

O Holy Night

Most impacting phrase: Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices
O night divine, the night when Christ was born
O night divine, o night, o night divine

Favourite version: Kari Jobe

Little Drummer Boy

Most impacting phrase: I played my drum for Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
I played my best for Him (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
Then, He smiled at me (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum)
Me and my drum

Favourite version: Jars Of Clay

We Three Kings

Most impacting phrase: Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Heav’n to Earth replies

Favourite version: Building 429

Angels We Have Heard On High

Most impacting phrase: Angels we have heard on high
The mountains tremble in reply.
Angels we have heard on high
Oh, the mountains tremble in reply

Favourite version: Sanctus Real

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Most impacting phrase: A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold, silver and gold

Favourite version: Josh Wilson

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Most impacting phrase: From God our Heavenly Father a blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name

Favourite version: MercyMe

5 that missed out- The First Noel, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Go Tell It On The Mountain, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, O Little Town Of Bethlehem

So there you have it, my top ten favourite traditional Christmas carols. So, what are yours? Let me know so that we can compare and have a healthy discussion!

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