Posted by: the daily messenger | September 13, 2017

The 25 Days of Xmas Part 8: Xmas Carols


As a Christian, it would be important to know the origins of something that claims to be associated with Christ, and that is caroling.  Let’s see what we can find out:

A Christmas carol (also called a noël) is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, and which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season. Christmas carols may be regarded as a subset of the broader category of Christmas music.

In England and other countries, such as Poland (koleda), Romania (colinde) and Bulgaria (koledari), there is a tradition of Christmas caroling (earlier known as wassailing), in which groups of singers travel from house to house, singing carols, for which they are often rewarded with gifts, money, mince pies, or a glass of an appropriate beverage.

Ref: Miles, Clement, Christmas customs and traditions, Courier Dover Publications, 1976



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