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Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols
Whether to greet Christmas carols reverberate in the air, and mark the beginning of the holiday season. It is said that Saint. Francis of Assisi introduced carols into church services, in the 12th century and since then, they have become an integral part of Christmas celebrations. Generally, the lyrics of the songs are based on the various themes of Christmas. In some places, carols are also known as Noel and it is traditionally sung, before Christmas. The beauty of carols is such that, whether you are humming it at home or joining in your family and friends at the church, the lyrics will never cease to amaze you.

Christmas Carol

The word ‘Carol’ is derived from the French word ‘Caroller’, which means dancing around in a circle. So, when we talk about carols, it is not just the songs but music and dance is also included, while singing them. There was a time in England, when singing of these merry songs, were banned in churches. However, it was during the Victorian era, the carols and many other Christmas tradition, become popular. As compared to the earlier times, the carols sang during this time consisted of merry and joyful themes. In many parts of the world, carols are a tradition that everyone loves to follow.

According to legends, the idea of singing the carols came from the songs, which the angels sang when they met the shepherds to give the news of the birth of Christ. This is the reason, why carolers tell the story about the birth of Christ, in their songs. Some of the carols are very old, while some of them have originated pretty recently.

Christmas Carol Lyrics

Finding the lyrics of your favorite carol, should not be a tough task. If you are a regular carol singer, it goes without saying that you will know the lyrics by-heart. The web is a good place to start with, if you are looking fore the lyrics of any of the Christmas songs. The lyrics can also be found in some magazines, newspapers and books. Some people even prefer to write down the lyrics of their favorite carols, in their personal journals.

Christmas Carol Songs

If you have kids at home, a good way to keep them occupied would be through the carol songs. Kids love to stay busy and get involved, with doing things which they love. So, if you teach them some of the songs, you can encourage them to share it with everyone by singing it during the church service. There are some popular carols, which the kids will love to sing. All you have to do is get hold of the lyrics and teach them, how to sing the hymns properly. Some of the carols, which kids can sing include: Jingle Bells, Here comes Santa Claus and the 12 days of Christmas among other songs.

List of Traditional Christmas Carols

  1. Glad Tidings
  2. The First Noel
  3. Wexford Carol
  4. White Christmas
  5. The Wassail Song
  6. Carol of the Bells
  7. Glorious Yuletide
  8. Boar's Head Carol
  9. The Christmas Song
  10. Adam Lay Ybounden
  11. Wonder of the Story
  12. Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
  13. Give Heed My Heart
  14. Glory be to God on High
  15. Go tell it to the Mountain
  16. Good Christian Men Rejoice
  17. Good King Wenceslas
  18. Gentle Mary laid her child
  19. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  20. I Saw Three Ships
  21. In a manger, laid so lowly
  1. In a lowly manger sleeping
  2. In the bleak midwinter
  3. Infant holy, infant lowly
  4. The Holly and the Ivy
  5. To us a Child of Royal Birth
  6. Unto Us A Boy Is Born
  7. We Three Kings of Orient are
  8. While Shepherds Watched
  9. Who is He in yonder stall?
  10. When Wise Men came seeking
  11. The Gloucestershire Wassail
  12. Wise may bring their learning
  13. Angels We Have Heard on High
  14. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  15. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  16. Gather round the Christmas tree
  17. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  18. From lands that see the sun arise
  19. When Christ was born in Bethlehem
  20. When from the East the Wise Men came
  21. If I Get Home on Christmas Day

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Summary Of A Carol By Charles Dickens

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