School’s Favourite Christmas Songs

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A survey to discover the popularity of Christmas songs has been carried out at a primary school in Lincolnshire. Young Journalists at Burgh School spoke to fellow pupils about their favourite festive song and the results may surprise you.

Coming up in 7th place is ‘Silent Night’; few will argue that is a very relaxing song and, of course, many people around the globe enjoy listening to it. However, for an extremely well-known carol, it picked up surprisingly few votes. ‘Silent Night’, written by Joseph Mohr, originates in Germany, where it’s known as ‘Stille Nacht’.

In 6th place is ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. This is a bright and cheerful song that many enjoy listening to but not, apparently, at Burgh School. It tied with ‘Winter Wonderland’, which is quite like ‘Silent Night’ because it is very calm and relaxing. (It is in many Christmas videos too.)

4th place is the cheerful and exciting song ‘Jingle Bells’. It is, of course, a worldwide favourite. This song is happy and makes lots of people dance to it. If you were unaware, the song is about the bells worn by reindeers.

Coming in 3rd place is ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. This song is about the Christmas countdown and also features in many books, videos, plays and shows.

2nd place goes to ‘All I want for Christmas’. This is a very jolly and happy song and truly deserves to be second overall. It’s popular because it’s so jolly!

Finally, 1st place is … ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’. This was a clear winner, pulling in 33% of the votes. When she was just thirteen years old, Brenda Lee recorded it way back in 1958 – so your grandparents may remember its release! It’s been a perennial festive favourite ever since.


What’s your favourite? Let us know by adding a comment below!


Kavya and Alyssa, Year 6

Burgh School



5 Responses to School’s Favourite Christmas Songs

  1. admin December 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    An interesting list, girls, but where is ‘O Come all ye Faithful’? It has lots of low notes, so suits tenors like me!

    YJA Editor

  2. Eryn December 8, 2017 at 7:12 am

    What a surprising list girls, my favorite Christmas song is Fairytale Of New York!

  3. Eden and Sophie-Jane December 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Great list of songs but where is number 5! You have not included 5th place!

  4. admin December 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

    See “It tied with ‘Winter Wonderland “, so in these circumstances you don’t have a fifth place. 🙂

  5. Sophie December 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Wow girls! This article was amazing, it’s quite interesting to know what peoples favourite songs are.


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