Decorations, twinkling lights, festive sweaters; these all do a great job when it comes to helping us enter the mood of the holiday season. But there’s nothing more beautiful than Christmas music with which to kick start the celebration – especially when that music belongs to a group as lovely and as talented as Pentatonix.
The award-winning a Capella quintet is famous for their precious and heartfelt renditions of Christmas songs, and every year, they manage to surprise their fans with new performances that perfectly convey the magic of the season.
One of their most popular Christmas songs is “The First Noel,” a song that many of us have made a habit out of playing in our homes during this time of the year. As you may already know by now, “The First Noel” is a traditional classical English Christmas carol most likely from the early modern period, although possibly earlier.
In fact, Noel actually means Christmas. Another fascinating fact about the song is that its current form was first published in Carols Ancient and Modern (1823). It’s mind-boggling that the song didn’t get lost somewhere in time, and we’re happy it didn’t. Otherwise, Pentatonix wouldn’t have been able to record such a precious version of it.

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