What is your favorite Holiday Song or Christmas Carol?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

What is your favorite Christmas Song or Carol by Richard Weisser

What is your favorite holiday Song or Christmas Carol? First to clarify, a carol generally refers to a religious hymn referencing the Nativity while a song is usually of a more secular nature.

And so I will offer two answers, one for my favorite Christmas songs and one for my favorite Christmas Carol. I will also suggest some of mt runner-up music in both categories.

Here we go:

My favorite Christmas song is aptly titled “The Christmas Song.” The classic tune by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells has some great jazz chord progressions that automatically generate a nostalgic aura. It’s one of my favorite songs to play but I won’t dare try to sing it!

Honorable mention for John Lennon’s haunting “Happy Xmas War is Over” and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

My favorite Carol is Placide Cappeau's “Cantique de Noël.” ( O Holy Night.) This is another tune that I love to play but am unable to cover the vocal range to sing!

Honorables go to “What Child is This,” the melody of which is an English folk tune with new lyrics by William Chatterton Dix. And of course “Stille nacht” (Silent Night) by Franz Gruber with lyrics by Joseph Mohr is a must play Christmas carol!


What about you? What are your favorites?

Comments (6)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.  And chestnuts roasting in our fireplace is a family tradition as well.

Nov 29, 2013 11:30 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

"Mary Did You Know," and "O, Holy Night"

Toss in "The Little Drummer Boy" and those are my bah, ram, ba, ba bah favorites.  I have no gifts to bring . . . classic, and ironic.  If only we truly kept "CHRIST" in Christmas.

Nov 29, 2013 11:35 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

"Let There Be Peace on Earth" and "The Little Drummer Boy".


Nov 29, 2013 11:46 AM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hey Richard,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I too am a huge fan of 'O Holy Night' but the one piece I enjoy hearing during this time of year and at Easter is the Hallelujah Chorus form Handel's Messiah.  It is only in the lat couple of years that I have realized the beauty of power of this music.

For a song I like George Michael's Last Christmas, Whitney Houston's cover of The Christmas Song, Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas, and so many others.

Best of GREAT success to you always!

Nov 29, 2013 12:08 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

My favorite is Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Interestingly, since moving to Tennessee, very few Christmas have been white but the song still remains my favorite.

Nov 29, 2013 01:42 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Nat King Cole elevated the Christmas Song to the status it enjoys today! As a guitar player, I love the jazzy runs up and down the fretboard. If I had someone to sing it, O would do a video! THX.


Nice! That reminds me ... I love "Mary's Boy Child" which has an island rhythm that is just awesome! Thanks so much.


Two excellent choices! I like anything to do with Peace on Earth! TYVM.

Hi Jordon...

I love the Hallelujah Chorus too ... so rich and full and awe inspiring! Hope to see you soon, my friend!


You might find one in the mountaintops!!! Here in Newnan we only has one white Christmas, and that was just a couple of years ago! Thanks so much.


Nov 29, 2013 11:05 PM