The Results Are In: Here Are Colorado’s Favorite Christmas Carols For 2016

December 10, 2016
Photo: Carol Countdown feature image 2015

"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.

TITLE2016 RANKING2015201420132012201120102009
O Holy Night12112111
Carol of the Bells212212313
O Come, O Come Emmanuel3333488 
Silent Night445431528
O come all ye faithful559979610
Joy to the world61111819 369
Hark! The herald angels sing7815115202322
In the Bleak Midwinter81371483165
Angels we have heard on high9610716341943
The First Noel101924222828 26
Holly & the Ivy1191918913157
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming12765117182
What Child is This?1310466646
White Christmas1422171331 27 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen151218102114530
Little Drummer Boy161613121412 14
Still, Still, Still17148191319283
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella1825201925172612
Coventry Carol1923121629107 
Good King Wenceslas201721241241236
Wexford Carol2120143036 24 
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear2215232017311119
Away in a manger2329282718  20
We Three Kings242126172044 16
I'll Be Home for Christmas2527222127   
Once in Royal David's City2618161515594
The Christmas Song27282923224522 
Deck the Halls2830302832 2525
O Little Town of Bethlehem2924252510 1418
Ding Dong Merrily on High30262729242233 
I Wonder as I Wander31 363935331032
Jesu Bambino32313245  3713
Go Tell It on the Mountain3336 33 4032 
Huron Carol343233363730 31
Mary Did You Know3538      
Of the Father's love begotten3635494623  27
Silver Bells3741443538412940
Do You Hear What I Hear?38453132333917 
For Unto Us a Child is Born39  48 32  
The Friendly Beasts40    29  
Hallelujah Chorus41 40473911  
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day42  41  30 
I Saw Three Ships4339    1323
Masters in this Hall445046     
Patapan45 5044 37  
Sleigh Ride46  31    
What Sweeter Music473337   4415
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas4834 40  46 
He is born, the Divine Christ Child49       
Fum, Fum, Fum50    43  
L'enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell 37     34
Noel Nouvelet 4047422627  
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree 42   2643 
Gabriel's Message 4334     
The Donkey and the Dove 44484947   
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 373021  
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  2420 
In dulci jubilo  42     
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  43 4525 21
Mary's Boy Child  45 4048 28
Wassail Song   34 38 17
Let All Mortal Flesh   38    
Gaudette   43    
Christmas Time is Here   5048   
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     3634 
Jolly Old St. Nicholas      42 
Joseph dearest     42  
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 
Star Carol    4318  
Sweet Little Jesus Boy       33
Tambourine Noel    5049  
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

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