Music Monday – Carol of the Bells

One of my favorite holiday songs of all time is Carol of the Bells.  It’s an absolutely beautiful song that can’t help but get you in the holiday spirit.  The first time I heard it this year, I was actually in the mall getting some holiday shopping done.  I stopped mid-walk to listen to the song in its entirety, and take in the festive feeling that came with it.  For today’s Music Monday, I have chosen a special arrangement of this classic piece, written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson & Al van der Beek.  These musicians combined Carol of the Bells and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, two songs that capture the excitement and essence of the Christmas season, to bring you an outstanding masterpiece.  Performed solely on the cello, here is Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos), ironically by ThePianoGuys.

What’s your favorite holiday song?  Let me know in the comments below.