Forgotten the words to your favourite Christmas Carol? Forgotten the tune? This page gathers the most popular words to traditional Christmas Carols.
There are often slight variations to the exact wording of traditional tunes, published in different places. So most of those listed are traditional Christmas Carols that are now in the public domain. Where variations exist, the most popular version has been used.
Each Christmas Carol listed below will have the Christmas lyrics/words displayed on page, and (hopefully) a link to an audio performance of the carol, most commonly from a beautiful performance by St Matthews choir, available at the Internet Archive Open Source Audio, from December 2008 at archive.org, or from a popular performance on YouTube.
Here are individual pages with words to each Christmas Carol.
Angels from the realms of glory
Away in a manger
Deck the halls
Ding Dong merrily on high
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bell Rock
O Come All Ye Faithful
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Santa Claus is coming to town
The First Noel
If you have a sense of humour, checkout the Burger King “ding fries are done” BK Holiday song. Google it.
Australian Christmas Carols
Australian Twelve Days of Christmas
Six White Boomers
Tim Minchin sentimentally subverts people’s expectations with White Wine in the Sun, below:
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Carol of the Birds, written by William G James and John Wheeler from the ABC, has the words shown on screen, so you can sing along if you like:
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They also wrote The North Wind:
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Darren Hanlon, an indie folk singer from QLD wrote The Loaf
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And the fantastic Paul Kelly’s How to Make Gravy, a song about a guy away from his family at Christmas, in jail:
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