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Ding Dong Merrily on High

“Ding Dong Merrily on High” is a Christmas carol. The melody dates to 16th century, France,  first appearing as a secular dance tune in a dance collection written by Jehan Tabourot (1519–1593). 66 more words


Joy to the World

“Joy to the World” is the most-published Christmas hymn in North America. First published in 1719, the words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts. While the music is frequently attributed to George Frederic Handel, there is no autographed score by Handel and no currently known documentary evidence to suggest that Handel actually wrote it. 7 more words

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Little Princess

“Little Princess” was originally an instrumental track from a 1964 album called “Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp” released by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. It is a very pretty tune with writing credits shared by all four members of the Shadows. 51 more words


He is Born in the Midnight Hour

“He is Born” is the English translation of “Il est né, le divin Enfant”, a traditional French Christmas carol, which was published for the first time in 1862. 21 more words


In the Bleak Midwinter

“In the Bleak Midwinter” is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti written in 1872 in response to a request from the magazine Scribner’s Monthly for a Christmas poem. 74 more words