Advent Day 8: Old Familiar Carols Play

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Day Eight:
Old Familiar Carols Play


What sweeter music can we bring
Than a carol, for to sing
The birth of this, our heavenly king?


Amid the mall Muzak, we can still make out the melodies of ancient and beloved carols, nearly all of which have a religious story behind them. Here's how to reconnect with these sacred songs.

Quiz: Know Your Carols
Which rock star recorded "Do You Hear What I Hear"? Which carol was written on the fly when a church organ broke? Take our quiz.

The 12 Best Christmas Carol Renditions
From Bing Crosby to Elvis to The Chipmunks, there are literally thousands of versions of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols. Check out Gospel Soundcheck blogger Joanne Brokaw's favorite Christmas carols as sung by Christian music artists.
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