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Top 10 Christmas Carols nominated by readers and staff

THE majority of people living in western countries learn the words to Jingle Bells years before they can spell the words.

Christmas Carols have been sung by Christians across the globe for many centuries with the earliest record of a carol being published, according to a list of Christmas carols on Wikipedia, dating back to the 12th century.

The list shows "U to vrijeme godišta" ("At that time of the year") was published in Croatian in the 12th century.

The Bulletin, with the help of readers and staff, has compiled a list of the best Christmas carols.

We would like for you to vote for your favourite and/or leave a comment below telling us what is your favourite carol.

We have included videos of some of the carols nominate to help remind readers what the songs are about.

Which is your favourite Christmas carol?

This poll ended on 24 December 2015.

Silent Night - 20%

Aussie Jingle Bells - 5%

All I want for Christmas - 7%

O Holy Night - 17%

Santa Baby - 7%

Mary, did you know? - 7%

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - 7%

Little drummer boy - 10%

Winter wonderland - 5%

So this is Christmas - 10%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Poll closes NOON Christmas EVe

1. All I want for Christmas 

This song was nominated by a number of readers and staff members. It was featured in the Christmas movie Love Actually as one of the main songs.

2. O Holy Night

This carol is definitely one that the majority of people will know. It is usually taught in schools around Christmas time in Christian dominate societies. It was nominated by a number of readers. 

3. Silent Night.

Another classic Christmas Carol taught to school students which was original written and sung in German. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011.

4. Santa Baby

"Santa Baby" was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City on October 6, 1953. 

Here is the version sung by famous Australian singer Kylie Minogue:

 

5. Mary, did you know

One of the more recently written songs 'Mary, did you know?' has already been recorded by a number of artists since it was published in 1991.

6. Aussie version of Jingle Bells

Who doesn't love the Australian version of Jingle Bells? 

7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Chay Conaglen nominated Hark the Herald (and Holy Night) saying they were what Christmas was all about. Online editor Kerri-Anne Mesner says this is one that sticks in her mind after learning it for school choir in primary school.

8. Little drummer boy

"The Little Drummer Boy" (originally known as "Carol of the Drum") is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941.

9. Winter Wonderland

This one has been nominated by Miss Mesner who fondly recalls every word due to learning it for choir and ballet as a child.

10. So this is Christmas by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

This song is more of an anti-war song written and sung by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was originally titled "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" but is better known as "So this is Christmas" due to this line been repeated a number of times in the song. It was a protest song against the Vietnam War in 1971.

See what other songs were nominated by readers in this Facebook chat:

The Bulletin is compiling a list of top 10 Christmas carols. What is your favourite and why?

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Monday, December 21, 2015

Topics:  christmas christmas carols readers discussion



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