Category Archives: Famous Christmas Carols

Famous Christmas Carols- Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee


Henry Van Dyke penned the words to this beautiful song that can be sung at Christmas as well as any time of worship. He was inspired by the beauty of creation as he enjoyed the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts where … Continue reading

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“Happy Birthday Jesus”


“Happy Birthday Jesus” Happy birthday, Jesus I’m so glad it’s Christmas All the tinsel and lights And the presents are nice But the real gift is You Happy birthday, Jesus I’m so glad it’s Christmas All the carols and bells … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol- “From Heaven Above To Earth I Come”


This is not a well-known or extremely famous Christmas Carol. It is, however, an old carol, written in 1531 by Martin Luther. It was translated from German to English by Ca­ther­ine Wink­worth in 1855. Martin Luther wrote “From Heaven Above … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “O come, O come, Emmanuel”


Those who lived in the days of the prophets yearned for the time when the Messiah, Emmanuel, would come to deliver them. Jesus said: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “Good King Wenceslas “


Many times good stories have already been told and so it is with the story of “Good King Wenceslas.” He was a real person and while often the bad are infamous and their names are remembered for their evil deeds, … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “O Little Town of Bethlehem”


Regardless of those who would end Christmas, Christmas remains a very special time in the United States and around the world. It seems to me there is only one reason for this – Jesus Christ changed the world and He changes lives when a person comes to know Him. Below is an example of the outcome of a changed life. Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”


“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”is a Christmas Carol that was written by a Unitarian pastor named Reverend Edmund Hamilton Sears. He wrote the poem in 1849  and was published in Boston’s Christian Register that same year. According to Angels … Continue reading

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