Name that Christmas carol

To celebrate the holiday season I’ve compiled a list of 25 Christmas carol acronyms. I realize similar lists are floating around, but this was a fun way for me to get into the spirit of the Christmas season.

My guess is that most people have heard of all of these carols, so with enough effort, you should be able to get them all. Next week I’ll post a second list of much more obscure titles for the advanced carolers. It’s probably easiest to print out this post (I created a print stylesheet so it should look decent) so you can write the answers down as you figure them out. I’ll post the answers this Friday.

Instructions: Identify the Christmas carol from the first letter of each word in the title. For example, the first one, JB is Jingle Bells. The second one should be pretty straightforward as well. Good luck!

  1. JB
  2. SN
  3. WSWTF
  4. TFN
  5. JTTW
  6. OLTOB
  7. DTH
  10. GKW
  11. OCAYF
  12. WTKOOA
  13. JOSN
  14. AIAM
  15. OCT
  17. WCIT
  18. HTHAS
  19. GRYMG
  20. OHN
  21. ISTS
  22. WWYAMC
  23. HWCAC
  24. GTIOTM
  25. OCOCI

Update: The answers have been posted.


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  1. are there any plans to post the answers or make them available?

    Comment by whaleman on December 14, 2006 @ 6:14 am
  2. Yup, that’s why I wrote, “I’ll post the answers this Friday.” :)

    Comment by dan on December 14, 2006 @ 6:18 am
  3. oops missed that part. I read that you had a more advanced list and missed it.

    Comment by whaleman on December 14, 2006 @ 8:04 am
  4. I’ve worked on this for the past 2 days. I can’t figure out the last 3 and I give up! Can’t wait to see the answers. I think I’ll pass on the more obscure list. :)

    Comment by katie on December 14, 2006 @ 8:35 pm
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  6. […] It’s the same as the previous (and far more tame) name that Christmas carol except that some people haven’t heard of any of these carols. […]

  7. does any one know what OHNTSABS could be – school quiz!!

    Comment by sue on December 4, 2007 @ 7:37 am
  8. Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining

    Comment by dan on December 4, 2007 @ 10:26 am

    Comment by HEW on November 30, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
  10. @HEW WITA is Walking in the Air

    I’m not sure about UTUACIB.

    Comment by Dan on November 30, 2008 @ 3:03 pm
  11. Going crazy looking for this Christmas Carol with the letters LGFASR or IBHFTH ? Can anyone please help….I think the IBHFTH is I be home for the Holidays but still cannot find anything with the song starting with LGFASR ?? Please help me….its a fun work contest…and I want to find them all … I found all but these last 2 of 50….thanks so much….

    Comment by angela on December 6, 2010 @ 5:07 pm
  12. IBHFTH is I’ll be home for Christmas. I think it is a misprint.


    Comment by Kenn on December 16, 2010 @ 11:01 am
  13. @Kenn No misprint, it’s I’ll Be Home for the Holidays

    Comment by Dan on December 16, 2010 @ 11:33 am
  14. wat about JOSN

    Comment by daneen on December 12, 2011 @ 6:35 pm
  15. Check out the answers (linked at the bottom of the post).

    Comment by Dan on December 12, 2011 @ 8:31 pm
  16. whats_ldb and awhhoh

    Comment by nick molongony on December 21, 2011 @ 4:34 pm
  17. I’m doing a similar quiz, any ideas for the following:
    C L
    C C
    S C
    P O P

    Comment by duufers28 on December 6, 2012 @ 2:25 pm
  18. Can anyone tell me a christmas carol or song with WSGSUTC

    Comment by sarah on December 10, 2015 @ 1:38 pm
  19. @sarah When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney

    Comment by Dan on December 10, 2015 @ 1:55 pm
  20. SSDitDAC

    Comment by Lindsey on November 28, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

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