Top 10 ... Christmas carols

1 Silent Night:

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One of the world's best-known carol, composed by an Austrian schoolmaster in 1818 and later a favourite in the trenches of the First World War.

2 Jingle Bells: Composed by James Pierpont, originally for American Thanksgiving.

3 The Holly and the Ivy: English carol reflecting traditional church decoration.

4 Away In a Manger: Originally called Luther's Cradle Song, this carol is set to a tune called St Kilda.

5 The First Noel: Noel is French for Christmas, the carol originated in Cornwall.

6 Little Donkey: A novelty No.1 hit for Nina and Frederick in 1959.

7 O Little Town of Bethlehem: Written by a pastor in Philadelphia.

8 Mary's Boy Child: Writen in 1956 and later a No 1 for both Harry Belafonte and Boney M.

9 Good King Wenceslas: Based on the 9th Century St Wenceslaus, Duke of Bohemia, it was written in 1853.

10 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing: Original version altered by the composer Felix Mendlelssohn.


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