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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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O Holy Night

“O Holy Night” was composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau. It has proven very popular over the years with tenors and other singers who like to strain their vocal chords — the range of the melody is two octaves. 17 more words

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Go Tell It on the Mountain

“Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual song, dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. 34 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

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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

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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

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A Surf Rock Christmas: Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one of the best-known American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. 21 more words

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