Christmas and music are interlinked. Can you think of a single christmas where you didn’t sing a carol, hymn, or hummed a christmas related song (Wham, Mariah Carey etc)??

For most of us, Christmas is a wonderful time that is only heightened by the music we associate with it- whether that be Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’, a christmas jingle or a classical piece.

Classic fm have listed their  ’20 best pieces of classical Christmas music’ as:

1. Prokofiev – Troika

2. Mendelssohn – Hark The Herald Angels Sing

3. Whitacre – Little Tree

4. Britten – A Ceremony of Carols

5. Bach – Christmas Oratorio

6. André Rieu

7. Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker

8. The Holly and the Ivy

9. Hely-Hutchinson – Symphony of Carols

10. Berlioz – L’Enfance du Christ

11. The John Rutter Christmas Album

12. Karl Jenkins – A Celebration of Christmas

13. Tchaikovsky – Christmas waltz

14. Elgar – A Christmas Greeting

15. Vivaldi – Winter

16. Gruber – Silent Night

17. In the Bleak Midwinter

18. Saint-Saëns – Oratorio de Noël


19. I Saw Three Ships

20. Handel – The Messiah



Do you agree?

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