The best Christmas carols & holiday acappella songs, finely tuned.

The New York Holiday Singers boast the most impressive, professional-grade songs in the business. It took us a decade's worth of work across annual 11-week rehearsal periods to put them all together. And we can't wait to share the holiday cheer with you.

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Jazz, Contemporary & Traditional Christmas Carols, Holiday Favorites, and Songs

Beautiful, traditional Christmas carol standards, but with an interesting harmonic flair? Ballads in beautiful, four-part acappella harmony with dramatic and soaring peaks? Uptempo foot-tapping jazz-influenced classics? Simplified versions for sing-a-long purposes? Check, check, check. Our carols and songs run the gamut from all of the above - classical to swinging, dramatic & subtle to brassy & fun.

Almost every song and carol we have in our songbook was custom-arranged for our ensembles — which makes for a fresh and one-of-a-kind musical experience you simply can't get anywhere else. And, believe us, your guests will notice. Besides embodying the seasonal spirit, our arrangements are musically gratifying as well! The New York Holiday Singers' music is just a cut above any "caroling" you've ever heard.

What Makes Our Music Different?

Signature versions of classics & new favorites for a New York sound.

We love traditional Christmas carols. In fact, some of the familiar versions you know and love are in our songbook! But when we started the Singers, we knew we wanted it to be a group that updated many classics into something new and exciting — something that not only listeners would love, but would also be fulfilling for professional singers to perform.

And, the best way to compare the "standard" versions of songs to our exciting contemporary versions is by hearing them! We picked just two songs to give you a sense of what we do to enhance holiday favorites. Click each song version to compare.

And, we also perform more traditional version of many songs, as well!

The New York Holiday Singers Songbook

Carefully curated since our formation in 2011 and updated every year, the New York Holiday Singers songbook is a one-of-a-kind collection of custom, professional-level music arranged specifically for our group. Our library is large and varied, spanning about two hours and forty-five minutes of music. It's split across contemporary, jazz, and "standard"/traditional versions, full-length songs or shorter carols, and a variety of styles and keys.

Our Categories: Performance, Contemporary, and Caroling
When we started the Singers, we put our own unique, contemporary musical twists on favorites you knew and loved. We called these our Contemporary Book. But, we also had some familiar favorites with our own musical flair, which we called our Caroling Book.

As our songbook grew over the years, we added a number of even more challenging, exciting songs. These are songs that are more appropriate in scenarios where our Singers performing onstage or otherwise to an audience. They're not usually songs we recommend for typical caroling or sing-'n-stroll situations, and in 2022 we categorized these as our Performance Book.
Angels We Have Heard On High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In A Manger
Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabelle
Carol Of The Bells
Carol of the Bells (Traditional Version)
Caroling, Caroling
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Christmastime Is Here
The Christmas Waltz
Deck the Halls
Deck The Halls (Traditional)
Ding! Dong! Merrily On High
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Feliz Navidad
The First Noel
Frosty, The Snow Man
Frosty, The Snow Man (Singalong Version)
Gloucestershire Wassail
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Have a Very Merry Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
(Have A) Holly Jolly Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells (Singalong Version)
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Let It Snow!
The Little Drummer Boy
Mi Y'Malel
My Favorite Things
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Pure Imagination
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Runaway Rudolph
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Silent Night
Silent Night (Traditional)
Silver Bells
Sleigh Ride
This Christmas
Up On The House-Top
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Singalong)
When You Wish Upon a Star
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

* Animated Virtual Videos

We offer a selection of fun, animated virtual song videos that we created during our 2020 pandemic season. We can assemble these into virtual "setlists" along with the option of streaming to your event, an MC, a precorded greeting, custom titles, and more. Please contact us for information! Note: animated virtual videos require a minimum lead time of 48 hours per song to prepare.