About An Advent Carols Countdown

an advent carols countdown

Get in the Christmas spirit with this unique collection of the most beloved Christmas carols, from the warmly nostalgic to the majestically solemn and uplifting. The book features one carol for each day from December first to Christmas Eve and presents both the lyrics and the fascinating stories and interest-ing facts behind the creation of the songs. Each entry deepens our understanding of the music and enhances our appreciation of why these songs are culturally important and dearly treasured.

Sharing everything from popular, familiar carols to lesser-known but cherished hymns, author Michael D. Young combines his musical expertise with information specific to each song.

An Advent Carols Countdown is a beautiful gift book for the whole family to enjoy along with the music of the holidays. Each entry also features a QR code that will link to an audio or video performance of the carol performed by the choir most associated with Christmas, the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir.

My review

There isn’t much I don’t love about Christmas. But one of my absolute favorite things is the music. I loved looking through this book and getting to see stories behind some of my favorite Christmas Carols. And I can’t wait for the Christmas season to share it with my family. One carol at a time.

This little book is set up kind of like those chocolate Advent calendars. You know the kind with the chocolate that are just okay. Each day in the month of December has a carol. The author includes a brief history about the carol and a QR code to scan to watch a musical performance of the carol. I loved that the words for the carols are included. Some of these carols, like The Holly and the Ivy, I’ve never really even heard the words, just the tune.

This is one of those books I will use each and every year! Such a great idea.

I was sent a copy of An Advent Carols Countdown as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

Amazon (affiliate link) Deseret Book

What to read after An Advent Carols Countdown (affiliate links)

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