There is something so magical about a Christmas carol

Written 18th December 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter

From Silent night to O Come All Ye Faithful, everyone loves a Christmas carol and the majority of people know all the words. We take a look at some of the greatest carols of all time.

Silent Night

Was written in 1818 by a young priest in Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. It was originally written in German but has been translated into many languages.

Fun Fact: This carol is over 200 years old


In the Bleak Mid-Winter 

Was written by the English poet Christina Rossetti. It was written in 1872 for a Christmas magazine. It was first recognised as a carol in 1906. Fun Fact: It is quoted throughout the Peaky Blinders TV series


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Written in 1739 by Charles Wesley in England. It was adapted in 1758 and again in 1961. 



O Come All Ye Faithful

It is thought that this carol was written in 1744 by Adeste Fideles. It was originally written in Latin.


O Come, O Come Emmanuel

This carol was originally written in Latin in 1861 and translated into English in 1861.


O Little Town of Bethlehem

This carol was written in 1868 by Phillips Brooks. It is known all over the world.


Once in Royal David’s City

This carol was written in 1848 by Cecil Frances Alexander, it's original lanuage was English.


Away in a Manger

This carol was written in 1882. It is the most popular Christmas carol amongst children.


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