Every year we get to hear those same tired old songs that we all know the words to. However, some of these songs are better than others. Take Good King Wenceslas. It’s a fun song, but no one knows anything past the first verse. Joy to the World is nice but it’s melody is hard to sing very well and it’s always smashing when a singer can really pull it off. Silent Night has it easier in that sense because it’s a simple melody line but that does make it a bit bland.
Have you ever Decked your Halls? How about put on gay apparel? If you’re gay, all clothing is gay apparel. These songs were written several years ago and different words had very different meanings, but let’s face it, these songs could use an update. Someone just needs to write new carols.
O come O Come Emmanuel ranks first because it’s written in a minor key. That’s fun because it has just enough of a different sound to stand out on your favorite holiday music station. It’s usually sung with a very somber tone. Away in a Manger is nice, simple and to the point. However, that brings us to the most annoying of all Christmas carols.
And On The 13th Day of Christmas…
The 12 Days of Christmas. This bane of all Christmas existence, the song we dread to start hearing. The melody is boring and you have to sing it over and over and over yet again. It’s just the worst. The list rounds out with some other fun carols including another in a minor key that hardly anyone knows the words too. Christmas carols are just tough. They are, it’s hard to write a good Christmas song, which is probably why we’re still singing the first verses to these usual suspects.
Rouges Music Desk Christmas Desk Rankings:
- O come O Come Emmanuel
- Good King Wenceslas
- Joy to the World
- Silent Night
- Deck the Halls
- Away in a Manger
- The First Noel
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
- We Three King’s of Orient Are
- 12 Days of Xmas