Can you name that tune? Each line below is a clue to a well-known yuletide song. You’ll have to decode some lofty language to come up with the carols, so if you’re ready… get humming!

1. Listen to the celestial messengers produce some harmonious sounds.

2. Embellish the interior passageways.

3. Twelve o’clock on a clement night witnessed its arrival.

4. The Christmas preceding all others.

5. Small municipality in Judea south of Jerusalem.

6. Omnipotent supreme being who elicits respite in distinguished males.

7. Nocturnal time span of unbroken quietness.

8. Obese personification fabricated of compressed mounds of minute crystals.

9. Tintinnabulation of vacillating pendulums in inverted, metallic resonant cups.

10. In awe of eventide characterized by religiosity.

[from the December 06 issue of Reader’s Digest I perused in my aunts’ bathroom when I stayed over in their house in Queens over Christmas Eve]

Answers: 1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing; 2. Deck the Halls; 3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; 4. The First noel; 5. O Little Town of Bethlehem; 6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 7. Silent Night; 8. Frosty the Snowman; 9. Jingle Bells; 10. O Holy Night.