Christmas Songs – Music associated with Christmas is believed to have its origins in 4th-century Rome. … In the 16th century, various Christmas carols still sung to this very day, including “The 12 Days of Christmas”, “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”, and “O Christmas Tree”, first thought to have emerged.
Carols were first sung thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs rather than Christmas songs, sung at the Winter Solstice festivities as people danced round stone circles. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around 22nd December. The word Carol really means to sing and dance! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.
Nowadays the Christmas song is also sung by pop stars as well as the more traditional choir.
In the run up to Xmas, we tend to get bombarded by the usual suspects of tunes and this can prove to be too much for even the most festive of ears…….
So, here is an hour long mix I did of festive tunes that you may not have heard of, or at least these versions of them,
I have also written a short blog on Christmas Party Games which depending on the restrictions relating to Covid, we may or may not be able to participate in at least a few of them