Best Christmas carol: 'Silent Night' or 'O Holy Night'? | The Tylt
Best Christmas carol: 'Silent Night' or 'O Holy Night'?
"Silent Night" is America's most-recorded Christmas carol. Of the top 10 highest-selling Christmas albums of all time, no less than seven feature the song. It's like the best religious lullaby of all time.
But according to Joseph Peterson, "O Holy Night" is the GOAT. Unlike "Silent Night," this bombastic song lends itself well to R&B interpretations, which is why Jennifer Hudson, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin have done such gorgeous renditions of it.
"In the annals of Christmas music, one song stands out. In the holiday canon, it is the carol of carols. It’s also the benchmark of aspiring vocalists, and the end all of so many singers."