Lyrics and facts about traditional Christmas carols.
What does it mean when a Christmas carol is traditional? Do we know anything about the composers of the carols? Which century was a specific Christmas carol composed? And last but not least, what is the lyrics of the carols?
Here you’ll find the answers to these questions. Just click the desired Christmas carol in the list below to reveal the answers.
But first, don’t you want to know a bit more of the history of Christmas carols? Read on to find out about it!
Brief history of Christmas carols.
- A Christmas carol is a traditional Christmas song with lyrics that often holds a religious message.
- The word carol can be derived from a similar french word, carole (some say the Latin carula), describing the phenomenon to dance in a circle. At Christmas the dancing was performed around the Christmas tree.
- Somewhere along the way the word ‘carol’ became the well known term Christmas carol, which not only describes the dancing, but also the Christmas music and the Christmas lyrics.
A list of the Christmas carols we provide lyrics and facts about here at lyricsforchristmas.com.
- Angels from the Realms of Glory
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Auld Lang Syne
- Ave Maria
- Away In A Manger
- Carol of the Bells
- Caroling, Caroling
- Christians Awake Salute the Happy Morn
- Coventry Carol
- Deck The Halls
- Ding Dong Merrily On High
- Gabriel’s Message
- Go Tell It on the Mountain
- God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
- Good Christian Men Rejoice
- Good King Wenceslas
- Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
- I Saw Three Ships
- In Dulci Jubilo
- In the Bleak Midwinter
- It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
- Jingle Bells
- Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
- Joy to the World
- Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- O come, O come, Emmanuel
- O Holy Night
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- O, Christmas Tree
- Once in Royal David’s City
- Silent Night
- Soul cake
- The First Nowell
- The Holly and the Ivy
- The Snow It Melts The Soonest
- The Twelve Days of Christmas
- The Wassail Song
- There is no rose of such virtue
- Up on the House Top
- We Three Kings
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- What Child Is This?
- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks