Christmas Carols

The lyrics of carols, and origins of the most popular Christmas carols are included on this site, together with additional non carols sections dedicated to Christmas songs with music like the ever popular "White Christmas" song and traditional Christmas poems & video of "Twas the night before Christmas" writer - Clement Clarke Moore.

Christmas carols are based on Christian lyrics and relate, in the main, to the Nativity. Christmas carols were introduced in to church services by St Francis of Assisi in the 12th century.


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As for the word carols, "carol" is a derivative of the French word caroller, the interpretation of which means dancing around in a circle. Carol and carols, eventually came to mean not only to dance but included music and lyrics - hence Christmas Caroling.


Angels from the Realms of Glory


Ave Maria


Away in a Manger carol


Carol of the Bells


Christians Awake


Deck the Halls carol


Ding Dong Merrily on High


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


Good Christian Men Rejoice


Good King Wenceslas carol


Hark the Herald Angels Sing


I Saw Three Ships carol


It Came Upon the Midnight Clear


Jingle Bells


Joy to the World


O Holy Night


O Christmas Tree carol


O Come All Ye Faithful


O Come O Come Emmanuel


O Little Town of Bethlehem


Once in Royal David's City


Silent Night carol


The First Noel carol


The Holly and the Ivy


The 12 Days of Christmas


The Wassail Song


We Three Kings of Orient are


We wish you a Merry Christmas


While Shepherds Watched


White Christmas


The joyous themes for many traditional Christmas carols were banned in England by the staunch Protestant Oliver Cromwell and many of the very old Christmas carols and songs were subsequently lost for all time. Christmas carols were only fully popularised again during the Victorian era when they again expressed joyful and merry themes in their carol lyrics as opposed to the normal, more sombre, Christian lyrics found in hymns. As religious observances in the United States and England were closely linked the popularity of Christmas carols grew in both countries in the 19th century.

Many Christmas traditions are relatively recent such as Santa Claus and reindeer and bear no relation to Christmas carols. We have reflected this in the unusual and beautiful Victorian Angel Pictures we have included for your pleasure and enjoyment. Today Christmas songs and carols are also fast becoming a tradition.

Merry Christmas and enjoy singing the wonderful words and lyrics to the Christmas carols & Christmas songs featured on this Christmas carols and songs website. Enjoy browsing our Christmas carols list and Happy Christmas caroling with some Christmas Sheet Music!

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Christmas Carols