Christmas Carols

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Simon Rogers
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Christmas Carols

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:50 pm

There is a programme on BBC4 tonight at 7pm until 8pm titled:
"The Truth About Chrismas Carols "
"Howard Goodall looks at the turbulent history of festive hymns. "
My favourite Christmas Carol has to be Hark the Herald.
I always try to tune in for Carols from Kings every year as nearly always the last carol is Hark the Herald.
Your favourite Christmas Carols?

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:32 pm

Hmmm, does Fairytale Of New York count?
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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:34 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Hmmm, does Fairytale Of New York count?
Not in this list. There will be a separate Topic coming soon for Christmas pop songs

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:46 pm

O Little Town of Bethlehem is my favourite, I think.

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by John McKenna » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:53 pm

To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by John Upham » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:09 pm

Here are my favourite Christmas Carols :


If you can name them all you may win several free pgn files. :D

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:20 pm

I think John Swain was at University with one of these. Perhaps he'll confirm?

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:51 pm

I remember one year Cathy Forbes played at the Blackpool Chess Congress and our local paper thought it was Carol Vorderman instead
I suppose the footballers Andy Carroll and Karel Poborsky don't count.

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:16 pm

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by John Upham » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:22 pm

I'm disappointed by the lack of Carol identification. Are they that difficult Simon ?
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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:25 pm

John Upham wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:22 pm
I'm disappointed by the lack of Carol identification. Are they that difficult Simon ?
Not my strength. I did spot Carol Smiley.
Is Carol Kirkwood or Lewis Carol there?

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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by John Upham » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:36 pm

I'll leave it for 12 hours or so and see if anyone else can ID them.
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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by John Clarke » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:59 pm

Should have had Karol Wojtyła in there, surely?
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Re: Christmas Carols

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:47 pm

There is also Carol Decker.

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