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Can you name the Christmas Carols, based on the description of their origins?
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About The Carol
This carol was written by Phillips Brooks in 1868, three years after visiting the city of Bethlehem
This carol was written in 1739 by Charles Wesley. In 1840, music by Felix Mendolsohn was used as the setting for this song about the announcement of the birth of Jesus.
This carol was written by Isaac Watts in 1719. The music we know today was written in 1839 by Lowell Mason, based on a tune by Handel. It is the most published Christmas song ever
This carol is popular in both its English and Latin veriosns. It was written by John Francis Wade. Its refrain is also used in Gesu Bambino.
This carol about the arrival of the Magi was written by John Henry Hopkins in 1857
This traditional carol was written in 1833 by William B. Sandys. There is dispute over the first line with the genreral consensus is that the title means 'May God Keep You Happy'
This very popular carol was written in 1819 by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber for guitar accompaniment
This carol about angels praising the bith of Jesus is based on a French carol, 'Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes' (Angels In Our Countryside)
This carol was written in Philadelphia in 1885, despite widespread stories that it was written by Martin Luther. That is a fable, however
This Yuletide/Christmas carol is Welsh and dates to the 16th century. It's 'fa la la' refrain was probably originally played on a harp.
This is a Christmas carol of German origin, known by its name in both English and German. The German title translates to 'O Fir Tree'
This carol is English although its name is French, meaning 'the first birthday'.
This African American spiritual dates back to 1865 at least. It sngs of announcing the birth of Jesus from the mountaintops
This carol is based on a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from 1864. It was updated to reflect an opposing point of view in the 1960's...'God is not dead, nor does he sleep'
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This nativity carol was written by Edmond Sears and tells of angels with harps of gold, brought a message of 'peace on earth, good will toward men'.
This most popular of winter songs was not written about Christmas, but Thanksgiving. It refers to no particular holiday at all in its lyrics. Miss Fanny Brice was seated at my side
This popular song was written in 1941 and first made popular by the Trapp Family Singers, but the Harry Simeone Chorale made it an enduring hit.
This song, 'Cantique de Noel' was written by Adolphe Adam and is one of the most beautiful and challenging to sing of all carols
The melody of this Engish carolis set to the tune of 'Greensleeves' and was written in 1865.
This carol about the annunciation of the birth of Jesus to the shepherds as they kept an eye on their flocks was written by poet laureate Nahum Tate around 1700
This carol goes into ever increasingly expensive detail about what the singer received from her 'true love'
This is actually an Advent hymn about the coming birth of the Redeemer
This is another Advent hymn prophesying the birth of Jesus, using a rose as a metaphor for him
This is a song written in the 1930's by John Jacob Niles. It tells of a man who contemplates how Jesus came to die for us. The singer is wandering along as he does so.
This carol rather inconguously tells of ships sailing into Bethlehem, even though the nearest water, the Dead Sea is 20 miles away
This is a carol about a king who goes out to give alms to the poor on St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26)
This song is a traditional African-American one, that like the 12 Days of Christmas, enumerates in increasing order how people should be sent to spread the Word
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