View Full Version : What's your favorite carol?
23rd Dec 2011, 10:02 PM
You don't have to be religious, maybe there's one that you think is just pretty. Mine is Silent Night. My favorite Christmas memories are my church singing it on Christmas Eve lit only by candlelight.
23rd Dec 2011, 11:05 PM
There are sooo many, it's hard to pick just one! I love Christmas in Kilarney, Oh, Holy Night, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Ave Maria, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, White Christmas, and Silver Bells to name a few. Christmas has some of the best music. I love Silent Night in German and try to sing it that way at midnight mass (when I go), if I can. Probably I butcher it, though. For just winter time songs I love Winter Wonderland, especially if it's done in a Dixie style, and Let it Snow and Good King Wenceslas. Too hard to just pick one song.
23rd Dec 2011, 11:08 PM
"Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella". So pretty. :)
23rd Dec 2011, 11:13 PM
"Oh, Holy Night," hands down. It's beautiful. Especially as sung by Sandi Patty. :) I also have a fondness for "Do You Hear What I Hear," especially as sung by Robert Goulet. And the "Ave Maria" as sung by Luciano Pavarotti, although that's not really a Christmas song at all, but I seem to play it at Christmas, and...Well, my tastes seems to run about the same as VerDeTerre's, actually. :lol:
Then again, when I used to actually go Christmas caroling, when people actually still did that, my favorite one to sing was "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen."
23rd Dec 2011, 11:32 PM
Once In Royal David's City. I love that carol - but it's VERY hard to sing. I also like singing the chorus of Come All Ye Faithful :)
23rd Dec 2011, 11:39 PM
I tend to like quite old ones or newish ones. I'm not fond of the Victorian ones - too familiar probably and I don't like the music from that period anyway. I like singing The Boars Head Carol - one of our oldest. I guess you'll have to distinguish between the common tunes for American carols and English/British ones too since there are several that have different tunes depending on which side of the Atlantic you live on.
23rd Dec 2011, 11:45 PM
"Silent Night." But if I'm feeling a little more festive/upbeat then "Deck the Halls" or "The Holly and the Ivy".
23rd Dec 2011, 11:47 PM
Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock and lyric by Bruce Blunt is my favorite (gives me chills, both the music and words) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yefnj5kvJTw
I also like Virgin Mary Had One Son a lot and Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow.
24th Dec 2011, 01:39 AM
Carol of the Bells. (er something like that)
That's a carol, right? Right?!
24th Dec 2011, 03:21 AM
I like the music from Scrooge (the version of A Christmas Carol that has Albert Finney in the lead role), especially the song called A Christmas Carol. I'm also quite fond of Carol of the Bells, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
24th Dec 2011, 03:32 AM
I LOVE them all! But if I really have to choose one it'd be God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen :D Or Angels We Have Heard On High.
24th Dec 2011, 04:40 AM
Ooooooh I HATE Angels We Have Heard On High!!!!!! Dx
I also like Sing We Now Of Christmas.
24th Dec 2011, 06:51 AM
Rusty Chevrolet http://youtu.be/50IgzksUqpQ for those who never herd of it.
http://youtu.be/Veju4PxhuGc of course you can't forget this.
24th Dec 2011, 09:51 AM
Carole Lombard. She was hot and My Man Godfrey is one of my favorite films.
24th Dec 2011, 10:54 AM
That one that Homer Simpson sang when his voice broke.
edit - it's O Holy Night... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5n6X9sUznI&feature=related
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