I love Christmas carols. Nothing puts me in the mood more than a good rendition of, "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing." Add a choir and a pipe organ and I am humbled. Modern artists have a whole array of "modern" music, and Mariah Carey has made a career out of redefining pop Christmas, and is now unofficially the "Queen of Christmas." http://www.mtv.com/news/2958778/mariah-carey-is-the-queen-of-christmas/
And we have to admit, "All I Want for Christmas is You" is a pretty catchy tune.
From history we get a new Christmas carol with an interesting back story. George Butterworth composed "Crown Winter With Green" prior to his deployment with the British Army to The Battle of the Somme, on the Western Front in World War I. He was killed in action, and as a commander said of him, "A brilliant musician in times of peace, and an equally brilliant soldier in times of stress."
This new carol was recently discovered, and we finally have a song that has not been played a million times. You can read more about Mr. Butterworth here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Butterworth and the recent discovery here, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-found-long-lost-christmas-song-180961465/
You can hear the carol in the latter link.
Mr. Butterworth, We thank you for your service and your musicianship.