Christmas carols

Carolling isn’t a big deal in Australia but we certainly learn carols at school and enjoy Carols by Candlelight in various parks. And there is something special about being together, singing fun songs and listening to a combined voice.

There are traditional carols, fun (children’s) carols and even local variants of carols (such as an Aussie 12 days of Christmas). Some evoke an emotional feel while others bring a smile (like Santa kissing Mummy last night).

So what is your favourite Christmas carol? If that questions is too hard – what is your favourite type of carol?

Where do you like to sing Christmas carols?

16 Responses to Christmas carols

  • Nothing is more fun at christmas than singing along to a christmas carols cd and I find that ones epsecially for kids are great with my son.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      It is one of my memories from childhood – singing carols at school was a definite sign Christmas was coming and it was fun to sing with others. Glad you are enjoying that with your son.

  • beyre says:

    I really don’t have a favorite carol per see, but I also stop to hum or sign when I hear the Drummer Boy. Overall though, I like the old English carols … am sort of a traditionalist in that regards I think.

  • ACSAPA says:

    I’m one of those people that doesn’t like traditional Christmas music. I’m a fan of a lot of Japanese and Korean pop stars, so on Christmas I’ll usually listen to Japanese pop Christmas songs like “Hurry Xmas” by L Arc En Ciel or “White Song” by HYDE. “White Song” isn’t specifically about Christmas, it’s about how winter makes him feel and how the snowy white landscape brings him peace and heals his heart. As you might have gathered from my pink Christmas trees and cards featuring Santa in tropical clothes, I like to make my own holiday traditions.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      Making your own traditions is fun and personal, so why not?

      Japanese music is not soemthign I’ve tried but I ay have to check out those two songs at least, ACSAPA.

  • Magic Pixel says:

    I like Come All Ye Faithful and O Holy Night. There are a few but fast ones are good to up the tempo when lunch gets late accidentally and faces start stretching 🙂

    • Santa's Elf says:

      hohohohoho – I like your thinking magic Pixel 🙂 The slower carols may be nice at times, but I do prefer the upbeat Christmas songs, too – they just seem to fit the excitement and magic of Christma sbetter, and songs including Santa always bring a smile!

  • pocs says:

    I always envied those who had carolers dressed in period clothing, that appeared outside their doors singing carols. It’s so magical. When the kids were smaller we would of course sing all the children’s favorites while driving or cooking dinner. To simply just to listen to, I love the old classics sung by various artist.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      Carolers walking house to house, dressed in period clothing or not, is not something we see in Australia (although I have heard a few areas are tryign to get it going). It does seem like a fun way to share some Christmas cheer, though. And I’d love to dress up to do it, too 🙂

  • Lisa Jean Hawkins says:

    My favorite Christmas Carol is “Away In A Manger”. I can sing that song and imagine baby Jesus in a manger.I have taken my family Christmas Caroling at a local nursing home. The residents loved it.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      Carolling in a nursing home is a lovely gesture, Lisa.
      I remember doing that often as a primary school group – we’d go to a nursing home and brighten their day. We did it one years in Brownies, too, and we each took a small posy of home-grown flowers as well – the smiles on the ladies faces (I don’t remember any men, but that could just be the residents I spoke to were women) with they got a posy was beautiful.

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