(The following Yuletide quiz is based on the wonderful book "The Carols of Christmas" by David McLaughlan.) Match the clue with the name of the carol.
1. According to tradition, the lyrics to this carol were written by"watchmen, paid extra by the local burghers to guard the town over the Christmas period".
2. Sometimes called "Cradle Song", this carol made its debut in America with the publication, in 1885, of a Lutheran Sunday school book.
3. At the end of the Civil War, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the words to this carol after the death of his wife, and after receiving news of his son's injury in battle.
4. This carol has angels touching their "harps of gold".
5. Assisting in a Christmas service in the Holy Land in 1865, Rector Phillips Brooks of Philadelphia was inspired to write this poem that a church organist set to music.
6. In its first public appearance, it was sung in German with a guitar accompaniment.
7. According to one, perhaps apocryphal, theory, "Bethlehem" in this carol was a code word for England.
8. This carol is "only sung at Christmas because it mentions Saint Stephen's feast, which falls on December 26".
9. "Originally the hymn began, 'Hark! how all the welkin rings Glory to the King of Kings'."
10. "A French soldier in the Franco-Prussian war leapt from his trench on Christmas Eve 1871, stood, unarmed, in no-man's land and serenaded the enemy with this carol.
11. The words to this carol were written by a Scottish insurance clerk in 1865.
12. In this carol the name of a tree is probably a corruption of the French word "perdrix", pronounced "perdree".
13. The third word of this carol likely comes from the ancient Gaulish term "neu helle".
14. The poet who wrote the words to this carol was parodied in "Alice in Wonderland".
15. The author of this carol delivered the eulogy at President Grant's funeral in 1885.
___ Away in a Manger
___God Rest Thee Merry, Gentelmen
___Good King Wenseslas
___Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
___It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
___I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
___Joy to the World
___O Come All Ye Faithful
___O Holy Night
___O Little Town of Bethlehem
___The First Noel
___The Twelve Days of Christmas
___We Three Kings of Orient Are
___What Child Is This?
Answer: 2; 1; 8; 9; 4; 3; 14; 7; 10; 5; 6; 13; 12; 15; 11.