Blessings of the Season by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. For 2-Part choir, piano accompaniment, tambourine and hand drum (2-Part Choir). Choral Octavo. Choral Octavo. Choral and Christmas. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.24073).
You might call it a "contemporary carol," and in fact, the lyrics are adapted from an old English carol. The fresh melody and crisp harmonies say "holidays" and the new words are just right for the caroling season, complete with a "fa-la-la" refrain. Add the optional hand drum and tambourine for a Celtic Christmas feel.