The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

My Festival CD

On the Carol Services page, I mentioned that one could create one's own Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by using the following resources:

Readings for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (the text and recordings of the lessons and prayers).

Plus MP3s of Christmas hymns and carols may be found at:

As a "proof of concept," I created my own Festival CD. In order to keep it within a size that would fit on a single CD, only a single hymn preceded the service (the processional); each Lesson was followed by a single hymn or carol. The Bidding Prayer and Blessing was followed by two carols.

As I was unable to locate a recording of "Once In Royal David's City," the traditional processional, so I substituted another processional: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." Other substitutions of a like nature to those used at King's College were made. The resulting CD contained the following tracks:

Please consider this to be just an example, not a recommendation.


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