Carols: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

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Name your favourite Christmas carol.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.
Now to the Lord sing praises

All ye within this place,

And with true love and brotherhood

Each other now embrace.

This holy tide of Christmas

All others doth deface.

Does this carol conjure up involuntary images of carollers in the snows? Do you suddenly have the violent urge to

  • put a log on the fire, even if you have gas heat?
  • run to the kitchen for a plate of treats to pass around?
  • tighten your scarf and try to hit the high notes?

This is the quintessential street-corner carol for most English speakers.

What's your favourite carol, pagan or otherwise? Want to share?

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