20 Christmas Carols written before the 1900s. [2022]

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  1. V Weeks says:

    I love this page. Great info on the carols. Though, I thought there might be more that reflected the pagan traditions from which the whole tradition sprang.

    • I was hoping to inspire you to do more research on your own, but you are right, any song that has to do with trees, or dancing around, or decorating the halls, will have a pre-Christian origin a.k.a “pagan” since most of them had a devotion to nature, trees, in particular, changing of seasons. Groups of neighbors would go “WassailingIn” around the neighborhood singing and drinking wishing good health to all. By the way, the word Carol is derived from an Old French activity of dancing in circles. Thank you for your comment .

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