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Your Classical Christmas Favorites

You ranked your favorite holiday tunes. Now, we’ve tallied the results to create YourClassical Christmas Favorites, a two-hour holiday special highlighting the top carols based on your votes. Listen now, with hosts Tom Crann and Valerie Kahler.

Enjoy some behind-the-scenes videos with Tom and Valerie and explore the results by category below.

Behind the scenes

Dr. Tom is in! Tom and Valerie have fun producing the YourClassical Christmas Favorites radio special — if only Val could read Tom's prescription-like writing.

Tom shares a touching Christmas memory with Valerie.

When it comes to the best version of a Christmas song, why is the answer always Ella?


Here is how the carols ranked in each category, based on your votes. We then crunched the numbers further to get the overall rankings. Listen to the special to hear the top 40 results.

Winter Weather Advisory
1. “In the Bleak Midwinter”
2. “White Christmas”
3. “Good King Wenceslas”
4. “Winter Wonderland”
5. “Let It Snow!”

Christmas Bells
1. “Carol of the Bells”
2. “Ding Dong Merrily on High”
3. “Sleigh Ride”
4. “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
5. “Jingle Bells”

Childhood Magic
1. “Christmastime Is Here”
2. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
3. “Frosty the Snowman”
4. “Up on the Housetop”
5. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

1. “Silent Night”
2. “Coventry Carol”
3. “Still, Still, Still”
4. “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
5. “Away in a Manger”

Ageless Classics
1. “O Holy Night”
2. “O Come All Ye Faithful”
3. “Joy to the World”
4. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
5. “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”

Mysterious Wonder
1. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
2. “What Child Is This?”
3. “O Magnum Mysterium”
4. “I Wonder as I Wander”
5. “Of the Father's Love Begotten”

Hearth and Home
1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
2. “The Christmas Song”
3. “I'll Be Home for Christmas”
4. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
5. “(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays”

1. “The Holly and the Ivy”
2. “Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming”
3. “O Christmas Tree”
4. “Deck the Halls”
5. “A Holly Jolly Christmas”

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