London, Nov 28 : In The Bleak Midwinter has topped a new poll of the 'Best Christmas Carol'.
The song came out top in the BBC Music magazine's poll of the world's leading choirmasters and choral experts.
The list was voted for by 51 directors of music in the UK and US, reports BBC.
well-known carols Silent Night, Ding Dong Merrily on High and Once in Royal David's City.
Pearsall's 1837 arrangement of In Dulci Jubilo and Herbert Howells' A Spotless Rose landed the second and third spot resectively.
'Bethlehem Down' came fourth and Lully, Lulla rounded off the top five.
The top ten 'Best Christmas Carols' are:
1. In the Bleak Midwinter
2. In Dulci Jubilo
3. A Spotless Rose
4. Bethlehem Down
5. Lully, Lulla
6. Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day
7. There is No Rose
8. O Come All Ye Faithful
9. Of the Father's Heart Begotten
10. What Sweeter Music