A Christmas carol is a song or hymn about the theme of Christmas that is usually sung during the Christmas holiday season. There are so many beloved Christmas carols; I have my favorites, and I’m sure you do, too! Join me in today’s episode to take a closer look at 3 of them: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and “Joy to the World”.

You’ll learn…

  • How many different collaboraters through the decades contributed to the versions of the carols we now sing
  • Which of these carols became a show-stopper for the concerts of the Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • Which Christmas carol wasn’t even written to be sung at Christmas in the first place

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Busy Kids Play Christmas Music

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Lex Allen)

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Joy to the World

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 35

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with 11 performances of these 3 Christmas Carols.  Check it out here.

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