Music is a huge part of Christmas for me. It just wouldn’t be as magical without all the carols. It would take an entire page to list all my favorite versions of all my favorite Christmas songs, but Carol of the Bells is near the top.
According to Wikipedia:
“Carol of the Bells” is a popular Christmas carol composed by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914 with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. The song is based on a Ukrainian folk chant called “Shchedryk“. Wilhousky’s lyrics are copyrighted, although the original musical composition is not.
It was not originally intended to be a Christmas carol, but has become a holiday favorite, with dozens of variations. I love them all!
I hope you enjoy this fun video featuring the extraordinarily talented cellist from The Piano Guys, Steven Sharp Nelson, playing his version of Carol of the Bells.