Christmas Carols

christmas carolingWhere Can I Find Christmas Carols?

Your favorite Christmas Carols and their lyrics can be found simply by clicking on the name of your favorite song in the sidebar. We’ve listed the more traditional carols for you.  Within each link you’ll find the complete listing of lyrics for you to sing along to your favorite carols.  Don’t want to read the lyrics? Want to listen to them?  All the lyrics are listed in English, and we’ve included all the verses. Where the chorus repeats, we’ve noted this by simply saying “Chorus”.   We are aware that in many instances several versions of the carol  may exist, so where that happens, we’ve included the more popular version of the carols.  These lyrics are available for your use and enjoyment when caroling during the holidays.

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Christmas Carols Origins

Christmas Carols are songs or hymns that people sing throughout winter to display a festive mood and atmosphere. They are particularly popular in December, when especially close to December 25, people sing them in church choirs, school concerts, home gatherings, and door-to-door caroling. The word carol originates from the Greek word choraulein. The familiar tunes start to appear after Thanksgiving and continue until December 25.  The lyrics of many of the carols involve religious themes.

Because carols have been around so long, people are familiar and comfortable with the tunes and lyrics. This has prompted many modern-day musicians to redo some of the most familiar and classic carols in their own brand of music…and so, if you turn on the radio today, you’ll find many of the favorites have been redone as rock, country (keeping many of the same lyrics) or instrumental versions, freshening up the holidays for people that have heard the same carols year after year.

What is a Christmas Carol?

Christmas Carols are songs or hymns that people sing thoughout winter to display a festive mood and atmosphere. They are particularly popular in December, when especially close to December 25, people sing them in church choirs, school concerts, home gatherings, and door-to-door caroling. The word carol originates from the Greek word choraulein. The familiar tunes start to appear after Thanksgiving and continue until December 25.

25 Most Popular Christmas Songs

Christmas BellsA listing of the most popular Christmas Songs for the past decade was put together by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Many of the songs that made it to the top are oldies, but goodies, songs that everyone knows and loves, and sings year after year! What songs will you hear this holiday season? Chances are pretty strong, you’ll hear at least one of these…

Official List of Most Popular Christmas Songs

  1. Winter Wonderland  –  Performed by: Eurythmics
  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)  –  Performed by: Nat “King” Cole
  3. Sleigh Ride  –  Performed by: The Ronettes
  4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas  –  Performed by: The Pretenders
  5. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  –  Performed by: Bruce Springsteen
  6. White Christmas  –  Performed by: Bing Crosby
  7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  –  Performed by: Michael Bublé
  8. Jingle Bell Rock  –  Performed by: Daryl Hall & John Oates
  9. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  –  Performed by: Gene Autry
  10. Little Drummer Boy  –  Performed by: The Harry Simeone Chorale & Orchestra
  11. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year  –  Performed by: Andy Williams
  12. I’ll Be Home For Christmas  –  Performed by: Josh Groban
  13. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree  –  Performed by: Brenda Lee
  14. Silver Bells  –  Performed by: Anne Murray
  15. Feliz Navidad  –  Performed by: José Feliciano
  16. Frosty The Snowman  –  Performed by: The Beach Boys
  17. A Holly Jolly Christmas  –  Performed by: Burl Ives
  18. Blue Christmas  –  Performed by: Elvis Presley
  19. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas  –  Performed by: Johnny Mathis
  20. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus  –  Performed by: John Mellencamp
  21. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)  –  Performed by: Gene Autry
  22. (There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays  –  Performed by: Perry Como
  23. Carol Of The Bells  –  Performed by: David Foster (instrumental version)
  24. Wonderful Christmastime  –  Performed by: Paul McCartney
  25. Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Feed the World)  –  Performed by: Band Aid


So which song is your favorite?  Check out the songs on this site and vote for your favorite!

Easy Christmas Recipes

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Let’s start with some easy Christmas drink recipes….

Chances are you’ll be busy making the food, wrapping the gifts, and just generally being jolly, so don’t make the drinks difficult!  It’s very easy to put together a great-tasting holiday drink without spending alot of time.  Many of the best holiday drinks are warmed or hot drinks – on a cold day, there’s absolutely nothing that tastes better, makes you feel more relaxed, or just plain good than something that’s warming you from the inside out.  Add a little but of spice and sugar, and you have a drink winner!  Here are some easy recipes to get you started..

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is a holiday favorite, and the recipe is very easy…

Ingredients needed:

  • apple cider
  • cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves
  • allspice
  • brown sugar

In a saucepan combine 6 cups of cider, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, cinammon, allspice and cloves.  Bring to a boil stirring steadily, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Holiday Punch

The best holiday punch is going to be an easy one!   It’s very easy to make a great-tasting punch.  Most recipes call for mixing a couple of different types of juices together and adding a touch of color and spice.

Warm Punch Recipe

Ingredients needed:

  • unsweetened pineapple juice
  • cranberry juice
  • brown sugar
  • whole cloves

Into slow-cooker (aka crock-pot) combine equal parts cranberry and unsweetened pineapple juices.  Add 1/8 cup brown sugar to every 2 cups of liquid.  Add a cinammon stick, a few cloves, and cook on low for 4 hours.

Silent Night Guitar Lesson

Here’s a nice guitar lesson to learn how to play the classic holiday favorite song Silent Night. The lesson does require some basic knowledge of chords and music. But if you have a guitar, and have the basics, this lesson gives you some close-ups of the fingers for the chords. Enjoy!

Best Christmas CD Album

Looking for the right music to liven up your holiday party?  Here’s a listing of the top-selling Christmas CD Albums from the past decade!

Christmas CDs

  1. Miracles:  The Holiday Album by Kenny G
  2. These are Special Times by Celine Dion
  3. Merry Christmas by Mariah Cary
  4. Noel by Josh Groban
  5. Christmas in the Aire by Mannheim Steamroller
  6. A Fresh Aire Christmas by Mannheim Steamroller
  7. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Mannheim Steamroller
  8. Now That’s What I Call Christmas (by various artists)
  9. When My Heart Finds Christmas by Harry Connick, Jr.
  10. Christmas Eve and Other Stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra