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Quiz: Do you know your Christmas songs

10 November 2018


1. Put the following Christmas songs in order of age: ‘Joy to the World’, ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’, ‘Silent Night’.

2. Which famous Christmas song was the first song ever to be performed in space?

3. In 1906, ‘O Holy Night’ was the second piece of music ever to be performed where?

4. Bing Crosby’s version of which Christmas song became the highest selling single of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold?

5. Name the song, and complete the song lines for each of these carols:

a. ‘Christ by highest heaven adored: Christ, the ___ ___.’

b. ‘Angels we have heard on high; Sweetly singing over the ___.’

c. ‘The stars in the heavens looked down where He lay, the little Lord Jesus ___ ___ ___ ___.’

d. ‘Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain, ___

e. ‘Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation; Sing all ye citizens, of ___ ___.’


Answers 1. ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ (12th century), ‘Joy to the World’ (17th Century), ‘Silent Night’ (19th century). 2. Jingle Bells. 3. On radio. 4. White Christmas. 5a. Song: ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’, Lyrics: everlasting Lord. b. Song: ‘Angels We Have Heard On High (Gloria)’, Lyrics: ‘plains’. c. Song: ‘Away in a Manger’, Lyrics: ‘asleep on the hay’. d. Song: ‘We Three Kings’, Lyrics: ‘gold’. e. Song: ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, Lyrics: ‘heaven above’.


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