Who wrote the carols? And why do we feel compelled to sing them on the front porch of a total stranger's home?
The root of the word "carol" lies not in song, but in dance. In Old French, "carole" means "kind of dance.
Like many other Christmas traditions, caroling is also thought to have its roots in the pre-Christian celebration of the Festival of Yule, when Northern Europeans would come together to sing and dance to honor the Winter Solstice. As carols evolved into a Christian tradition, they became hymns, having little relation to any type of dance.
In the next section, we'll look at the history of caroling and why it's sometimes called "wassailing. How to Make a Christmas Wreath.
Christmas Pictures. With very little effort, even a small group of people can have a positive impact on their fellow citizens during a time that can be tough on a lot of us. Most of us know that how fun and rewarding it can be, but maybe not how exactly to get a caroling team together.
Here are my tips for assembling a Christmas caroling group. You may never get all of your neighbors home on the same night, but there are definitely those evenings when most folks will stay in, like Christmas Eve or even the night of the 23rd.
Otherwise, you may find yourselves singing to a lot of empty houses. But why not recruit more singers?
You may not be able to get every singer to every rehearsal; just do your best. So these get-togethers should be easy, simply a chance to bring your sound together. The skin that covers them is thin and delicate. Tumblers of chai tea, which is full of anti-inflammatory power to keep vocal swelling down, are a fun option.
A Christmas carol is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, and which is traditionally sung on Christmas. This list of Christmas carols is organized by country, language or culture of origin. Originally, a "Christmas carol" referred to a piece of vocal music in carol form.
Never forget that your primary focus is spreading good cheer and good will to your community. Keep calm, and carol on.
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