December 19, 2021

Top Five Carols


In November, I polled the members and friends of Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon, Ohio to find out their favorite Christmas Carols. They were given a list of all the Advent and Nativity hymns in both the Chalice Hymnal (our current song book) and the Pilgrim Hymnal (our former song book), and then asked to choose their three favorites. Each #1 song got 3 points, each #2 song got 2 points, and each #3 song got 1 point. 

On the Sunday before Christmas, we had a musical service during which we counted down from the congregation's fifth favorite to their absolute favorite. You can watch the video of that service here. But in this post, I'm presenting contemporary interpretations of each of our Top Five Christmas Carols. Here they are from #5 to #1...

5. Go, Tell It on the Mountain

4. O Come, All Ye Faithful

3. Away in a Manger

2. Joy to the World

1. Silent Night, Holy Night