Thursday Thirteen #16: Favorite lesser-known Christmas carols


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1. Of the Father’s Love Begotten

2. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

3. Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

4. Wexford Carol

5. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

6. Who Is He in Yonder Stall?

7. Lo! How a Rose E’re Blooming

8. In the Bleak Mid-Winter

9. Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head

10. CandleLight Carol (John Rutter)

11, Once in Royal David’s City

12. All My Heart This Night Rejoices

13. Still, Still, Still

14. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
You got a bonus one there. 🙂 And here’s another, but I can’t find the lyrics: it is on a CD called A Little Christmas Music by the King’s Singers, called “The Gift,” based on the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts.” You can hear a snippet of it at that link. It’s one of my most favorites, but that CD is the only place I have ever heard it.

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18 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen #16: Favorite lesser-known Christmas carols

  1. Wow – I sure do hope those are lesser known, because I’m not sure I’ve heard of any of them! Oh my.

    Great TT!

    I’m up.

  2. I heard some of these as a child…from an old choir book. I vaguely remember them now…but I know that they are very beautiful songs. Christmas songs used to have a lot more beauty to them.

  3. My favourite lesser-known carol is “The Huron Carol.” So beautiful and unique. 🙂 I’ve sung “Once in Royal David’s City” in Church choir before.

    Happy T13. 🙂

  4. I’ve not heard of any of these, but I love Christmas music. I especially love the music of Mannheim Steamroller! I will be looking these up – thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh thank God, a WordPress blog! I’ve been battling with Google/Blogger since last night! Can’t leave comments. Period. So, now about your list – it’s fantastic! I’ve heard all but 2 of these; I can remember singing a couple of them when I was very small in the tiny Nazarene church we attended. Thanks for the list and thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Thursday! DK

  6. Great minds think a like because this is exactly the TT I did today 🙂 !! I have even heard of 5 of your songs and I have 2 of them on my list! I absolutely love John Rutter. I might just have to get his Chrismas CD.

    Happy TT 🙂 !!

  7. I remember all those songs. Thanks for reminding me of childhood songs. Some of them I haven’t heard or sung in years.

    Once in Royal David’s City was one of my favorites as a child.

    Thank you for coming by my blog earlier 🙂

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