The results are in: 2014 Carol Countdown

December 17, 2014
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While the top three remained unchanged from last year's poll, a few carols grew in popularity.

"Still, Still, Still" finished in The top 10 for the first time since 2009. "In the Bleak Midwinter" surged to No. 7 and "The Wexford Carol" made its strongest showing ever, at No. 14.

Join me in counting down Colorado's 50 favorite Christmas carols of 2014 on CPR Classical at the following times:

  • Wednesday Dec. 17, 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday Dec. 20, 3-6 p.m.
  • Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, noon-3 p.m.

Check out the full results, and see whether your favorite carol has climbed the charts or slipped in popularity over the past few years:

TITLE2014 RANKING20132012201120102009
O Holy Night112111
Carol of the Bells2212313
O Come, O Come Emmanuel33488 
What Child is This?466646
Silent Night5431528
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming65117182
In the Bleak Midwinter71483165
Still, Still, Still8191319283
O come all ye faithful9979610
Angels we have heard on high10716341943
Joy to the world11819 369
Coventry Carol121629107 
Little Drummer Boy13121412 14
Wexford Carol143036 24 
Hark! The herald angels sing15115202322
Once in Royal David's City161515594
White Christmas171331 27 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen18102114530
Holly & the Ivy1918913157
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella201925172612
Good King Wenceslas21241241236
I'll Be Home for Christmas222127   
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear232017311119
The First Noel24222828 26
O Little Town of Bethlehem252510 1418
We Three Kings26172044 16
Ding Dong Merrily on High2729242233 
Away in a manger282718  20
The Christmas Song2923224522 
Deck the Halls302832 2525
Do You Hear What I Hear?3132333917 
Jesu Bambino3245  3713
Huron Carol33363730 31
Gabriel's Message34     
I wish you Christmas35    41
I Wonder as I Wander363935331032
What Sweeter Music37   4415
Twelve Days of Christmas38  16  
Angels from the Realms of Glory39   38 
Hallelujah Chorus40473911  
Il est né le divin enfant41  2420 
In dulci jubilo42     
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring43 4525 21
Silver Bells443538412940
Mary's Boy Child45 4048 28
Masters in this Hall46     
Noel Nouvelet47422627  
The Donkey and the Dove484947   
Of the Father's love begotten494623 -27
Patapan5044 37  
A Child is Born in Bethlehem  46   
Allon, gay bergeres     37
Amahl & the Night Visitors     44
Bethlehem Down    50 
Break Forth O Beautious Heavenly Light   47  
Candlelight Carol   23  
Candlelight Carol    41 
Christmas Time is Here 5048   
D'ou viens tu Bergere?     47
For Unto Us a Child is Born 48 32  
Fum Fum Fum   43  
Gaudette 43    
Go Tell It on the Mountain 33 4032 
Good Christian Men Rejoice    31 
Hacia Belen va un borrico     42
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 40  46 
Here We Come a Wassailing  34   
Hodie     35
Hush-a-bye, Little Jesus  49   
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 41  30 
I Saw Three Ships    1323
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly   3634 
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree   2643 
Jolly Old St. Nicholas    42 
Joseph dearest   42  
L'enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell     34
Let All Mortal Flesh 38    
Lute-Book Lullaby    49 
Magnum Mysterium   50  
My Dancing Day   35  
Myn Lyking   4640 
O Tannenbaum  41 35 
Riu, Riu, Chiu 373021  
Sans Day Carol (arr. by John Rutter)     38
See amid the winter's snow     45
Shepherd's Pipe     48
Sicilian Bagpiper's Carol    47 
Sleigh Ride 31    
Star Carol  4318  
Sussex Carol  42 -29
Sweet Little Jesus Boy     33
Tambourine Noel  5049  
The Friendly Beasts   29  
The Holy City    48 
The Lamb     49
This Endris Night     24
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day    39 
Up on the Housetop  44   
Wassail Song 34 38 17
We Wish You a Merry Christmas    45 
What Cheer?     50
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance?     39
Winter Wonderland    21 
Zu Bethlehem geboren     46

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