My Top 10 Christmas Songs

In an effort to acquire some Christmas spirit, I present to you, in no particular order, my top ten favourite Christmas songs:

- Huron Carol
The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Canadian Christmas hymn (possibly Canada's oldest Christmas song), written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Jesuit missionary.



- O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Come, O Come Emmanuel carol was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century. The author of the words and composer to the music is unknown. It is, however believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text a hundred years later. The Latin was translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851



- O Holy Night
"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877).



- Carol of the Bells
"Carol of the Bells" (also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol") is a choral miniature work originally composed by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych.



- I Wonder As I Wander
"I Wonder as I Wander" is a Christmas carol written by John Jacob Niles based on a fragment of an Appalachian folk song collected in 1933.


- Walking In the Air
"Walking in the Air" is a song written by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film of Raymond Briggs' 1976 children's book The Snowman.



- What Child Is This
"What Child Is This?" was written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix. It was later set to the traditional English melody of "Greensleeves".


- It Feels Like Christmas
"It Feels Like Christmas" is one of the songs from "The Muppet Christmas Carol", a Muppet movie released in 1992 (and my favourite Christmas movie!).



- Christmas Wrapping
"Christmas Wrapping" is a Christmas song written by Chris Butler and recorded in 1981 by The Waitresses.


- Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" is a novelty Christmas song and animated movie. Written by Randy Brooks, the song was originally performed by the husband and wife duo of Elmo and Patsy Shropshire in 1979.

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