We’ve Tallied The Votes! And The Winner Of The 2015 Carol Countdown Is …

December 12, 2015
Image: Carol Countdown

Traditionally, "O Holy Night" has come out on top, but it's been unseated by "Carol of the Bells."

"Carol of the Bells" won by just one vote -- a good reminder that every vote counts.

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" moved up to No. 5, while "Still, Still, Still" moved completely out of the Top 10. All the results are below in the final tally for 2015.

Join me in counting down Colorado's 50 favorite Christmas carols of 2015 on CPR Classical at the following times:

  • Saturday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 20 at noon
  • Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. on CPR News
  • Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 at noon 

Thanks for voting! 

TITLE2015 RANKING201420132012201120102009
Carol of the Bells12212313
O Holy Night2112111
O Come, O Come Emmanuel333488 
Silent Night45431528
O come all ye faithful59979610
Angels we have heard on high610716341943
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming765117182
Hark! The herald angels sing815115202322
Holly & the Ivy91918913157
What Child is This?10466646
Joy to the world1111819 369
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen1218102114530
In the Bleak Midwinter1371483165
Still, Still, Still148191319283
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear15232017311119
Little Drummer Boy1613121412 14
Good King Wenceslas1721241241236
Once in Royal David's City18161515594
The First Noel1924222828 26
Wexford Carol20143036 24 
We Three Kings2126172044 16
White Christmas22171331 27 
Coventry Carol23121629107 
O Little Town of Bethlehem24252510 1418
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella25201925172612
Ding Dong Merrily on High262729242233 
I'll Be Home for Christmas27222127   
The Christmas Song282923224522 
Away in a Manger29282718  20
Deck the Halls30302832 2525
Jesu Bambino313245  3713
Huron Carol3233363730 31
What Sweeter Music3337   4415
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas34 40  46 
Of the Father's love begotten35494623  27
Go Tell It on the Mountain36 33 4032 
L'enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell37     34
Mary Did You Know38      
I Saw Three Ships39    1323
Noel Nouvelet4047422627  
Silver Bells41443538412940
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree42   2643 
Gabriel's Message4334     
The Donkey and the Dove44484947   
Do You Hear What I Hear?453132333917 
Sussex Carol46  42 -29
Sans Day Carol (arr. by John Rutter)47     38
Break Forth O Beautious Heavenly Light48   47  
Riu, Riu, Chiu49 373021  
Masters in this Hall5046     
I wish you Christmas 35    41
I Wonder as I Wander 363935331032
Twelve Days of Christmas 38  16  
Angels from the Realms of Glory 39   38 
Hallelujah Chorus 40473911  
Il est né le divin enfant 41  2420 
In dulci jubilo 42     
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring 43 4525 21
Mary's Boy Child 45 4048 28
Patapan 5044 37  
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 
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    
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   
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day  41  30 
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly    3634 
Jolly Old St. Nicholas     42 
Joseph dearest    42  
Let All Mortal Flesh  38    
Lute-Book Lullaby     49 
Magnum Mysterium    50  
My Dancing Day    35  
Myn Lyking    4640 
O Tannenbaum   41 35 
See amid the winter's snow      45
Shepherd's Pipe      48
Sicilian Bagpiper's Carol     47 
Sleigh Ride  31    
Star Carol   4318  
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