Beloved carol “Silent Night” has topped this year’s Classic FM poll for the UK’s favourite carol of 2014 – taking over from the number one of the last two years “O Holy Night”. “Silent Night” was famously sung in the WWI trenches at Christmas 1914. The centenary of that event has certainly had an impact in “Silent Night” moving back to the top of the festive poll.

For our list of 50+ carols and lyrics, click here.

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There are few better ways to keep the festive spirit going beyond the big day  than to read some Christmas stories as a family. Why not check out our original stories.

And remember, our countdown calendar may end on Christmas Day but you can still visit the page that will take you through to January 6 with ideas for each day – click here. Also check out our New Year page as thoughts turn to the next big celebration.