On Monday, December 2nd, DigiTrax Entertainment treated its loyal Karaoke Cloud subscribers to an early Christmas treat, a 15-song bundle comprised of many of the worlds most beloved Christmas songs. With Christmas only weeks away we figured we’d take some time to shed a little light on these holiday classics in an attempt to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
Kicking off our list is one of the most well-known Christmas carols of all time, Away In A Manger. First published in 1884, credit for the song’s creation was originally given to Martin Luther, Catholic priest and the central figure in what would later be known as the Protestant Reformation. While it has never been officially proven either way, the fact that no evidence of the song has been found in any of Luther’s works has led many to believe that its attribution to the German religious icon was a marketing ploy by the Universalist Publishing House in Boston, Massachusetts, the company originally responsible for publishing the hymn in its earliest form.
Regardless of the carol’s origins, there is no doubt that Away In A Manger is one of the world’s most beloved and influential Christmas hymns. In a 1996 Gallup Poll it tied with “O Come All Ye Faithful” as the second most popular Christmas carol in all of Britain. The song has become such a mainstay of Christian orthodoxy that it has had a tremendous influence on the way many Christians view the birth of Jesus. This is an uncanny achievement considering many of the aspects of the event as mentioned in the song are found nowhere in the Bible.
You can enjoy Away In A Manger and all 14 of our other recently released Christmas/holiday songs with Karaoke Cloud or KaraokeOnVEVO. Also, be sure to check out the free Sing-N-Share mobile app to take the celebration anywhere.