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BBC Radio 3 Announces Christmas 2017 Line-Up

BBC Radio 3 Announces Christmas 2017 Line-Up including Christmas Carol Competition

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells was written by a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating Thanksgiving at his Boston Sunday School.…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – O Little Town of Bethlehem

Following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Rector Phillips Broooks of Philadelphia wrote the words to O Little Town of Bethlehem in 1868 His inspiration…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – The Holly and the Ivy

The version we of the Holly and the Ivy that we sing today was first published by Cecil Sharp although the author and the composer…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – The First Noel

The First Noel is thought to be English and dates back to the sixteenth century. Originally thought to be French because of its spelling of…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

“Hark the herald angels sing”  was written by Charles Wesley in 1739, who requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Once in Royal David’s …

The words to the carol Once in Royal Davids City were written by the Bishop of Derry’s wife, Mrs. C.F. Alexander who words perfectly paint…

#100xmasdays Day 35 – December The 25th My Dear!

#100xmasdays Day 35 – December The 25th My Dear… Yes this is the song from Scrooge however, there is nothing grumpy about this gorgeous Christmas…

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#100xmasdays Day 34 – Christmas Right Within Your Heart

#100xmasdays Day 34 – Christmas Right Within Your Heart We have had this stuck in our heads all this week so it was only appropriate…

#100xmasdays Day 33 – A Classic Christmas Carol We Don’t Know …

#100xmasdays Day 33 – A Classic Christmas Carol We Don’t Know All The Words Too If like us you love a Christmas carol… or two…

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