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Our library is full of crowd-pleasing, all-new arrangements of all of your holiday favorites and more. So let's get your setlist cooking.

Two parts traditional Christmas carols. One part ballads, one part jazzy fun. A half a tablespoon of secular favorites, and add an enormous dollop of exciting, sophisticated charm. Bake until smooth and refined, but playful. That's the recipe for Men Singing Carols!

Men Singing Carols have a fun, exciting songbook, with songs all custom-arranged for our group by our musical director, Greg. Even though we sing with only three voices, you'll be amazed at our tight harmonies and dense music. Your toes will tap along with our jazzy numbers, and your heart will leap with our achingly gorgeous ballads. This isn't your parents' Christmas caroling.

Take a journey through our set from sacred to secular to pop, from jazz to standard, from leaping, challenging vocal lines over a 3/4 jazz swing of "Happy Holiday" to smooth, flowing ballads like "The First Noel."

Key:
Signature Arrangement S "Standard"/traditional style Sacred song Happy (major key)
C Contemporary style Secular Christmas song Neutral key
J Jazz style Winter-themed song Minor key
Song Style Theme Mood Length
All I Want For Christmas Is You C J 3:40 We took Mariah Carey's modern holiday hit and turned into a charming three-part men's treatment!
And So It Goes C 2:54 Billy Joel once called "And So It Goes" his best work that is least appreciated; we appreciate this heartbreaking ballad quite a bit, and our three-part male version fills us with longing whenever we sing it.
Blue Christmas C S 2:45 While most people know "Blue Christmas" from Elvis Presley's 1957 LP, Elvis' Christmas Album, "Blue Christmas" had already reached #1 on Billboard's charts almost a decade earlier. Our fun version plays it straight, with barbershop-inspired harmonies.
Carol of the Bells C J 3:35 We swing the bells in our uptempo, jazzy version of this venerable classic, and even manage to include a lyrical homage to the original Ukrainian New Year's carol that"Carol of the Bells" is based on, "Shchedryk", which tells the story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of wealth that will come with the following spring.
Deck the Halls C J 2:06 CAROLING GENERAL'S WARNING: Be careful if you're decking the halls while listening to our version, as it's not safe to tap your feet and snap your fingers when climbing ladders whilst involved in said hall-decking.
For The Longest Time C 3:30
Frosty the Snowman C J 3:06 Our straight-ahead swing version of this kids' classic still tells the tale of the short-lived snowman, but does so in jazzy style. It'll get stuck in your head, but don't worry once it's gone -- it'll be "back again some day."
Girl of the North Country C 3:11 Bob Dylan wrote this song in Italy, though it's very heavily inspired by the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair". Our vigorous three-part version is loosely based on Sam Bush's superb cover of the song, and we've been told it's toe-tappingly catchy.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / We 3 Kings C 3:28 Inspired by the version popularized by the band Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLacchlan, this fun, upbeat arrangement gets toes tapping.
Happy Holiday C J 2:01 Rather than take inspiration from Bing Crosby's excellent performance of this classic in 1942's film Holiday Inn, we instead started from Peggy Lee's inventive jazz waltz version from 1965, and adapted it for three-part mens' voices for a fantastic good time.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas C S 2:22 Many people don't know that the original version of this song was considerably more depressing, but lyrical changes made it the classic we know today. Our arrangement is an adaptation of the stunning version performed by Celtic Woman.
Heavenly C J 1:44 Harry Connick Jr. composed and recorded "Heavenly" for his superb 1990 album, We Are In Love, and our musical director's been in love with said album from day one. We jumped at the chance to add this fun love story about the "man in the moon" to our repertoire.
Hey, Soul Sister C 3:37
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus C S 2:25 This #1 hit from the '50s gets a new lease on life in our humurously straight-laced barbershop-inspired version. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody C J 4:10
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year C S 2:36 A fun, uptempo version of this swingin' song for our men's trio.
Jingle Bell "Rock" C J 2:35 We mash up "One Note Samba" with "Jingle Bell Rock" in an attempt to decipher why Jingle Bell Rock does not, in fact, "rock."
Jingle Bells C J 3:31 One of the most well-known and beloved Christmas carols gets a toe-tapping new lease on life with our high-energy jazz version of "Jingle Bells!" We take a rhythmic journey through several different verses, and manage to fit in an homage to Barbra Streisand on the way, before bringin' it home.
Last Christmas C J 2:55 We took Wham!'s synthesizer-soaked holiday pop song -- which was voted one of the top five "overplayed" Christmas tunes of all time -- and turned it into a mid-tempo jazz song in three-part harmony.
Let It Snow C J 2:03 There are blizzards of notable covers of this song ranging from traditional to bebop to everything in between -- but our uptempo doo-wop-inspired version of "Let It Snow" definitely is easy-breezy. With the addition of a fun all-new bridge section written for the Men, we hope you bob your head along!
The Little Drummer Boy C J 3:18 What if, instead of just "pa rum pum pum"-ing, the little drummer boy looked up to Buddy Rich?
Little Saint Nick C 1:58 The Beach Boys' easy-breezy modern classic gets the men's trio treatment.
More Than Words C 4:10
Rainbow Connection C 3:20 Achingy beautiful, even when sung by Kermit the Frog, our stunning arrangement of this beautiful song features our Men in tight contemporary harmony.
Recipe For Love C J 2:40
Santa Claus Is Comin To Town C J 2:20 This ain't your daddy's Santa Claus. Our Santa is cooler than cool, hipper than hip, and he's got his iPod loaded up with Frankie, Tony, and more as he cruises on Christmas Eve.
Silent Night C S 3:47 Our haunting, hushed version of this sacred carol begins with a beautiful wordless verse, and is inspired by the mens' choir in Mannheim Steamroller's achingly gorgeous Stille Nacht.
This Christmas C J 3:11 Donny Hathaway's soul Christmas standard gets the trio treatment with our vocal adaptation. Featuring an all-new bridge written for our version, as well as a funky feel, "This Christmas" is sure to be a good one.
The Way You Look Tonight C J 3:21
We Wish You a Merry Christmas C J 3:32 In the early days of caroling, the wealthy members of the community would give Christmas treats like "figgy pudding" to carolers on Christmas Eve. Our version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is so fun, you won't want us to stop! New lyrics and music turn this repetitive carol into a cool soulful song.
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? C J 3:35 Recorded by dozens of artists, notably Ella Fitzgerald, The Orioles, and Harry Connick, Jr., this standard by Frank Loesser easily lent itself to a doo-wop-ish version that was inspired by Boys II Men's multi-platinum hit "In The Still of the Night". Here comes the jackpot question in advance.
White Christmas C S 2:08 The old standard. We couldn't bring ourselves to change what people expected of the former best-selling song of all time, so we stuck with a traditional, but still challenging, arrangement most people are familiar with.
Winter Wonderland C J 2:29 This holiday season favorite first reached the public consciousness thanks to Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra managing to fit it into the end of a recording session. It's a classic that manages to sound contemporary but hearkens back to an earlier era, all at once. Listen carefully to our version to see if you can identify the song we mashed it up with!

Building The Perfect Setlist

We love to work with our clients to build the perfect set list. Because we're available in half-hour increments, this means we can usually accomodate requests such as avoiding sacred songs for non-religious groups and etc. However, to avoid repeating songs if booked for a full hour, it's usually necessary for our Men to perform our full book (excluding specialty songs such as "Happy Birthday", unless appropriate, of course!)

That said, some events that have an audience that is coming & going can allow for repeats, and other scenarios exist as well. Why don't you get in touch with us today to see if there's something we can arrange for your event?