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TOP 10 CHRISTMAS CAROLS

SO WHAT IS A CAROL?
A carol is a popular hymn ,particularly one associated with the events surrounding Christmas. So here are the top 10 carols sung on a large scale throughout the world.

Joy To The World

It's a hymn based on Psalm 98 in the bible and was composed by Issac Watts. It is a Carol on the JOY that the birth of Jesus bought to the world.

SILENT NIGHT

This Carol was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and talks about the the events surrounding the birth of Jesus.

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

It was translated from Adeste Fideles and written by John Francis Wade. The Carol beckons us to come and adore the king born in Bethlehem.

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

It was written by Charles Wesley in 1739. Another Carol telling us how the angels Herald the birth of Jesus.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

It is a Carol which enumerates the grand gifts given on each of the 12 days of Christmas.

CAROL OF THE BELLS

This was composed by Mykola Leontovych in 1904 with the lyrics by Peter.J.Wilhousky. It's basically talks about bringing in good cheer.

WE THREE KINGS

It was written by John Henry Hopkins Jr. in 1857 and talks about the wise men who travelled 1600 miles to Bethlehem guided by a star to bring their gifts Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to the King born in Bethlehem.

FELIZ NAVIDAD

This Carol was written by Puerto Rican and composed by José Feliciano. It comprises of a Spanish chorus wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

O HOLY NIGHT

It was composed by Adolphe Adams in 1847 and talks about the thrill of hope the weary world full of sin received when Christ was born.

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

This Carol was originally known as CAROL OF THE DRUM but as time passed it change to THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY. It was written by an American composer Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. It's about a poor drummer boy who had no gift to bring to the new born king so he asked whether he could play his drum.