Here Are Our 5 Favorite Versions of "The First Noel"

The First Noel

"The First Nowell," modernised as "The First Noel (or Noël)," is a traditional English Christmas carol with Cornish origins, most likely from the early modern period, although possibly earlier. The word "noel" itself comes from the French word meaning "Christmas" or "birth," and the song is thought to have French origins.

It's believed that "The First Noel" dates back to the 17th or 18th century, possibly originating in France or England. The melody is traditional, and the lyrics have evolved over time. The song tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the announcement of this joyous event to the shepherds by angels.

While its precise beginnings are somewhat ambiguous, "The First Noel" has become a beloved and classic Christmas carol, enjoyed and sung in various cultures and languages around the world during the holiday season. Its timeless message of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ resonates with many people across different traditions.

Here are 5 of our favorite versions:

1. Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle:

2. Pentatonix:

3. Melvin Crispell III: 

4. Whitney Houston:

5. Maverick City Music:



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