QotD: Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

The holidays are in full effect, so tell us: What's your favorite holiday song? Bonus points if you share it with us!

I Love love love Christmas.  So, of course, I love Christmas Music.  I think a few years ago I posted my Favorite song as "Oh Holy Night"  but I have to admit this year, thinking about it, it's really different.  I'm enamored with  "Go tell it on the Mountain"  

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy li–ght
Refrain

The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed our Savior's bi–rth.
Refrain

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas mo–rn.
Refrain


Interestingly this song, considered a "christian Spiritual song"  Has had many positions beyond the Holiday season.  It was used by Fannie Lou Hamer, during the 1960's Civil Rights Movement in America. Because of the style of the song multple lyrics have been added or subtracted to suit the needs of the singers.

SO bonus points, 2 Versions!  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

The Blind Boys of Alabama

And Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Bpob Marley’s Go tell it on the Mountain

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4 thoughts on “QotD: Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

  1. That's a great song! My favorite(s) are "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Ding Dong Merrily On HIgh" – I grew up going to church and some of the traditional Christmas hymns are tied hand in hand with the season even though I am not at all close with the church anymore.

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