Christmas carols were songs associated with Christmas. Those who sang Christmas carols were referred to as carol singers. Examples of Christmas carols were "Deck the Halls", "O Come, All Ye Faithful", "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen", "Silent Night", (PROSE: The Gift) "The Coventry Carol", "The Boar's Head Carol", (PROSE: Mirth, or Walking Spirits) "Ding Dong Merrily on High", (TV: A Christmas Carol) "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" (TV: The Unquiet Dead) and "The Twelve Days of Christmas". (PROSE: The Sommerton Fetch)


In 1818, Austria saw the first performance of "Silent Night". The Fourth Doctor took Leela to see the performance. (PROSE: Christmas Every Day)

On Christmas Eve 1851, a group of children were singing "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" when the Tenth Doctor arrived in London, just before his encounter with the Cybermen. (TV: The Next Doctor)

On Christmas Eve 1869, carol singers sang "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" in Cardiff. (TV: The Unquiet Dead)

On Christmas Day 1903, Jamie McCrimmon played "The Boar's Head Carol" on the bagpipes in Antarctica, while the Second Doctor, Zoe Heriot and William Cuthbertson sang along. He had tried to play "The Coventry Carol", but Zoe did not like it. (PROSE: Mirth, or Walking Spirits)

On Christmas Day 1914, the First Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor witnessed the British and German armies sing "Silent Night" in their respective language during the Christmas truce. (TV: Twice Upon a Time)

"Silent Night" played as the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa entered the Green Dragon pub. (AUDIO: Plague of the Daleks)

In 1993, carol singers sang "The Twelve Days of Christmas" in Shrewsbury. (PROSE: The Sommerton Fetch)

On Christmas Eve 2006, a group of robotic Santas played "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" before they attacked Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith on Earth. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

On Christmas Eve 2007, the robot Santas played "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" just before abducting Donna Noble in a taxi. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

On Christmas Eve 2009, "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" was playing before Wilfred Mott entered a church commemorating "the Sainted Physician" where he first met the woman. It was also played by a brass band shortly before the Tenth Doctor regenerated. (TV: The End of Time)

Opening her door at Christmas, Amy Pond threatened to use a water pistol against potential carol singers only to be reunited with the Eleventh Doctor. (TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)

Carol singers sang "Deck the Halls", "O Come, All Ye Faithful", "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" and "Silent Night" outside Maisie Johnson's house. (PROSE: The Gift)

On Puxatornee in 3090, Professor Capra sang a version of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" to himself. (AUDIO: Flip-Flop)

On a Christmas Day in the late 44th century, the Eleventh Doctor heard "Ding Dong Merrily on High" playing from a speaker in Sardicktown while talking to Amy Pond. When Amy asked what it was and he replied "a Christmas carol", he was reminded of A Christmas Carol, and an idea was formed as to how he was to convince Kazran Sardick to save a crashing starliner. Soon after, passengers on a starliner crashing into Sardicktown sang "Silent Night". Amy Pond, a passenger of the ship, projected the singers as holograms to Kazran Sardick to convince him to save them. He was unconvinced, and walked through the holograms, breaking the connection, after two verses. (TV: A Christmas Carol)

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