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And the winner of the 8th Annual CPR Classical Christmas Carol Countdown is...

"O Holy Night" has once again reclaimed its top spot as Colorado's favorite Christmas Carol. And it wasn't even close. 

Making it back into the Top 10, "In the Bleak Midwinter" appears in the No. 8 spot. And for only the second time ever, Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" is counted among the Top 50 Christmas carols in Colorado. 

Scroll down for the results, and join me in counting down Colorado's 50 favorite Christmas carols of 2016 on CPR Classical at the following times:

  • Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18 at noon
  • Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. on CPR News
  • Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25 at noon

Thanks for voting, and special thanks this year to Young Voices of Colorado. Many members of this youth choir shared their thoughts, memories, and their own favorite Christmas carols with us. 

For more seasonal music from CPR Classical, check out our 2016 holiday programming schedule.

TITLE 2016 RANKING 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
O Holy Night 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Carol of the Bells 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 13
O Come, O Come Emmanuel 3 3 3 3 4 8 8  
Silent Night 4 4 5 4 3 15 2 8
O come all ye faithful 5 5 9 9 7 9 6 10
Joy to the world 6 11 11 8 19   36 9
Hark! The herald angels sing 7 8 15 11 5 20 23 22
In the Bleak Midwinter 8 13 7 14 8 3 16 5
Angels we have heard on high 9 6 10 7 16 34 19 43
The First Noel 10 19 24 22 28 28   26
Holly & the Ivy 11 9 19 18 9 13 15 7
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 12 7 6 5 11 7 18 2
What Child is This? 13 10 4 6 6 6 4 6
White Christmas 14 22 17 13 31   27  
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 15 12 18 10 21 14 5 30
Little Drummer Boy 16 16 13 12 14 12   14
Still, Still, Still 17 14 8 19 13 19 28 3
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella 18 25 20 19 25 17 26 12
Coventry Carol 19 23 12 16 29 10 7  
Good King Wenceslas 20 17 21 24 12 4 12 36
Wexford Carol 21 20 14 30 36   24  
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 22 15 23 20 17 31 11 19
Away in a manger 23 29 28 27 18     20
We Three Kings 24 21 26 17 20 44   16
I'll Be Home for Christmas 25 27 22 21 27      
Once in Royal David's City 26 18 16 15 15 5 9 4
The Christmas Song 27 28 29 23 22 45 22  
Deck the Halls 28 30 30 28 32   25 25
O Little Town of Bethlehem 29 24 25 25 10   14 18
Ding Dong Merrily on High 30 26 27 29 24 22 33  
I Wonder as I Wander 31   36 39 35 33 10 32
Jesu Bambino 32 31 32 45     37 13
Go Tell It on the Mountain 33 36   33   40 32  
Huron Carol 34 32 33 36 37 30   31
Mary Did You Know 35 38            
Of the Father's love begotten 36 35 49 46 23     27
Silver Bells 37 41 44 35 38 41 29 40
Do You Hear What I Hear? 38 45 31 32 33 39 17  
For Unto Us a Child is Born 39     48   32    
The Friendly Beasts 40         29    
Hallelujah Chorus 41   40 47 39 11    
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 42     41     30  
I Saw Three Ships 43 39         13 23
Masters in this Hall 44 50 46          
Patapan 45   50 44   37    
Sleigh Ride 46     31        
What Sweeter Music 47 33 37       44 15
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 48 34   40     46  
He is born, the Divine Christ Child 49              
Fum, Fum, Fum 50         43    
L'enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell   37           34
Noel Nouvelet   40 47 42 26 27    
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree   42       26 43  
Gabriel's Message   43 34          
The Donkey and the Dove   44 48 49 47      
Sussex Carol   46     42   - 29
Sans Day Carol (arr. by John Rutter)   47           38
Break Forth O Beautious Heavenly Light   48       47    
Riu, Riu, Chiu   49   37 30 21    
I wish you Christmas     35         41
Twelve Days of Christmas     38     16    
Angels from the Realms of Glory     39       38  
Il est né le divin enfant     41     24 20  
In dulci jubilo     42          
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring     43   45 25   21
Mary's Boy Child     45   40 48   28
Wassail Song       34   38   17
Let All Mortal Flesh       38        
Gaudette       43        
Christmas Time is Here       50 48      
A Child is Born in Bethlehem         46      
Allon, gay bergeres               37
Amahl & the Night Visitors               44
Bethlehem Down             50  
Candlelight Carol           23    
Candlelight Carol             41  
D'ou viens tu Bergere?               47
Good Christian Men Rejoice             31  
Hacia Belen va un borrico               42
Here We Come a Wassailing         34      
Hodie               35
Hush-a-bye, Little Jesus         49      
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly           36 34  
Jolly Old St. Nicholas             42  
Joseph dearest           42    
Lute-Book Lullaby             49  
Magnum Mysterium           50    
My Dancing Day           35    
Myn Lyking           46 40  
O Tannenbaum         41   35  
See amid the winter's snow               45
Shepherd's Pipe               48
Sicilian Bagpiper's Carol             47  
Star Carol         43 18    
Sweet Little Jesus Boy               33
Tambourine Noel         50 49    
The Holy City             48  
The Lamb               49
This Endris Night               24
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day             39  
Up on the Housetop         44      
We Wish You a Merry Christmas             45  
What Cheer?               50
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance?               39
Winter Wonderland             21  
Zu Bethlehem geboren               46