Can you identify the Christmas carols from just the first few notes?

23 December 2019, 15:12 | Updated: 23 December 2019, 15:55

Can you identify the Christmas carol from the opening phrase?
Can you identify the Christmas carol from the opening phrase? Picture: Getty/Carols for Choirs

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Name these famous Christmas carols from just their opening phrase...

Can you identify ‘Once in Royal’ from the first few notes, or are you a rookie caroller?

If you and your Carols for Choirs book are inseparable at this time of year, or if you’ve spent the best part of the last few weeks blasting out descants in a candlelit church, you’ll ace this quiz.

(Next, why not try and beat the quizmaster at our carol lyrics quiz?)