Here are Five of Our Favorite Christmas Carols

As Christmas approaches, here are five of our favorite carols to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.

1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Written by Charles Wesley and set to a tune by German composer Felix Mendelssohn, this carol based on Luke 2 is a longtime favorite among many churches and families.

2. O Come All Ye Faithful

First published in 1751, “O Come All Ye Faithful” calls believers to worship Christ.

3. Joy to the World

English minister and hymnist Isaac Watts wrote “Joy to the World” based on Psalm 98, capturing the joy at the heart of the Christmas season.

4. Angels We Have Heard on High

This Christmas classic published in 1862 re-tells the story of the angels proclaiming Christ’s birth in Luke chapter 2.

5. Silent Night

Originally composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr in a small Austrian town, “Silent Night” has grown to become arguably the most beloved Christmas carol of all time.

Bonus: 6. O Holy Night

Written and set to music in the 1840s, this carol thoughtfully reflects on Christ’s birth and His redemptive work.