Music and Caroling…

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Caroling, caroling, now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling thru the snow
Christmas bells are ringing

Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sad of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing


Christmas music is a genre which is normally performed during the time period leading up to, and sometimes shortly past, Christmas. Christmas songs frequently are the focus of holiday themes directly taken from Christmas, but occasionally they have no content addressing the holiday, and instead focus on the winter season as a whole. There is a set of songs that are played continuously during the Christmas season. Since this list is relatively short, you tend to hear each song about 700 times over the course of the few weeks leading up to Christmas.

Songs which are traditional, even some without a specific religious context, are often called Christmas carols.The word carol came from a Greek dance called a choraulein, which was accompanied by flute music. The tradition of Christmas caroling has been around in North America for close to 200 years. Every year, groups of choirs, children in Boy and Girl Scouts, families, friends and neighbors get together to sing the spirit of Christmas and spread the Christmas joy. Caroling is usually informal. No elaborate costumes, no decorations, just the voices singing (some trying harder than others) the spirit of the holidays with songs many people have heard throughout their lives. Singing Christmas carols helps to spread the Christmas cheer.

2 Comments

  1. Avatar Christmas Farley said:

    I think we should plan a caroling session when everyone is home… Fa La La La La… La La La La!!!

    December 11, 2006
  2. Avatar Erin said:

    I miss the carolign we used to do. It was always cold, but so much fun!

    December 8, 2006

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