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Thread #158777   Message #3759118
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Dec-15 - 04:03 PM
Thread Name: Disappearing Carols
Subject: RE: Disappearing Carols
I think "Adeste Fideles" may be better-known in the United States. Bing Crosby recorded it.

I've always thought of "Hail, Smiling Morn" as a secular carol. It's one that can be sung by a caroling group, and it carries no particular ideology, agenda, or seasonal connotation.