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Christmas Songs

Fill your home with the sounds of Christmas music

Seasonal music is one of the most enchanting aspects of the holiday season. Everybody has favorite Christmas carols that they look forward to hearing, and popular recording artists have created hit Christmas songs for decades. Every year, both new and classic Christmas music fills the air as well as the hearts of everyone who hears it.

Caroling may seem like an old-fashioned tradition, but it is still practiced, and if you want to spread some holiday cheer throughout your neighborhood, picking up sheets of Christmas carol lyrics, assembling a group of friends or family members and hitting the streets will make for a memorable and enjoyable night. If you need some suggestions beyond obvious inclusions like "White Christmas" and "Silent Night," there are dozens of other popular songs with easy-to-learn Christmas lyrics. If you have a musician in the family, Christmas sheet music can make a unique stocking stuffer and an appreciated gift.

Religious and Secular Christmas Carols

Some Christmas songs are rooted in the Christian faith, and while they have become part of popular culture, they are also sung in formal church ceremonies to pay homage to the religious significance of the occasion. "Silent Night" is one of the best-known examples, but there are many others, including:

  • "O Come All Ye Faithful" ("Adeste Fideles")
  • "Joy to the World"
  • "The First Noel"
  • "Angels We Have Heard on High"
  • "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
  • "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!"
  • "We Three Kings"

Famous secular Christmas carols and songs include:

  • "Frosty the Snowman"
  • "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
  • "The Little Drummer Boy"
  • "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
  • "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
  • "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"
  • "Let It Snow"
  • "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
  • "The Nutcracker"

Adding these songs to your caroling adventure or in-home Christmas music playlist will ensure the joy of the season fills your soul. Christmas music compilations are widely available, both through conventional music retailers as well as online merchants. You can also digitally download Christmas songs, as well as Christmas sheet music and lyrics to ensure you've got everything you need to celebrate the yuletide.

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