Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Carols

Getting ready for Christmas, I have been playing my Christmas CDs - I have 38 of them and I've been doing some research on what I have. Altogether there are 325 different Christmas songs on them. The most popular is Silent Night, of which there are 19 versions, followed closely by O Little Town of Bethlehem, which appears 18 times. Third is O Come all ye Faithful 15, 4th is The First Noel with 13, tie 5th are Away in a Manger and Hark the Herald Angels sing on 12, tie 7th are the Coventry Carol and In Dulce Jubilo on 10 and tie 9th are I Saw Three Ships, O Holy Night and Ding Dong Merrily on High with 9. The first secular songs are Deck the Halls and White Christmas which are tie 12th with 8, the same as Once in Royal David's City, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and In the Bleak Midwinter. 17th is The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting...) and 18th are The Holly and the Ivy and What Child is This, and 20th is Jingle Bells.


Anonymous said...

Dr. Terry,

I think it's funny that you would analyze your Christmas CD's. That wonderful brain of yours must just need to stay busy!

Merry Christmas,

justme said...

Should have been more specific...do you have a favorite CD?

Terry Hamblin said...

My favorite Cd is undoubtedly 'the best Christmas Album in the world...ever'. It has all the secular Christmas songs especially the Pogues and a duet from Bing Crosby and David Bowie.