Favourite carols

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I find myself in the newspaper office this Christmas Eve morning, and it occurred to me a quick post, entirely positive, would be in the spirit of the season.

I may not be religious, but I’ll tell you, much as I love the Bing Crosby classics, nothing stirs the spirit quite like the old Christian carols and hymns. And so, I have composed a list of a few of my favourites. Some of the titles will be familiar, but I’m guessing in this secular age there will be a few you’ve never heard (all of them are found in this volume: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780193532274.do#.UNhw-bTdKxI

).

 

Coventry Carol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvH5GdY4JE

 

Holly and the Ivy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57l6dSbVppM

 

Ding, Dong, Merrily on High http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unth_dMEYjw

 

Good King Wenceslas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4MWOpEXe5w

 

Huron Carol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6IG6F6E5Ac

 

Here We Come A-Wassailing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft2oNPYlUxo

 

In the Bleak Mid-Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRobryliBLQ&gl=CA

 

I Saw Three Ships http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5LROczmJHg

 

King Jesus Hath a Garden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0lPf3wS0t4

 

Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjn3fBTvBjY

 

O Come, O Come Emmanuel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWLltU9ayFc

 

Past Three O’Clock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3eloZqewkA

 

With apologies to the artists whose work may have been pirated for the youtube clips, enjoy and merry Christmas!

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