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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 24: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a popular secular sixteenth-century English carol from the West Country of England. The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition where wealthy people of the community gave Christmas treats to … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 23: Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont originally composed his song in 1850. A plaque commemorating the “birthplace” of “Jingle Bells” adorns the side of a building in Medford, Massachusetts. Pierpont wrote the song there, at the former Simpson Tavern, now 19 High Street … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 22: Twas the Night Before Christmas

What? It isn’t a carol? It should be. Come on I would like it if carolers came up and read this poem to me. Okay I’m almost out of songs and I’m getting desperate. I have 23-26 lined up along … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 21: What Child Is This?

“What Child Is This?” is a popular Christmas carol written in 1865. … [by] William Chatterton Dix (Wikipedia) As it is Christmas week. This would be a perfect carol. only 4 more days! 1. What child is this, who, laid … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 18, 19, 20: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In; O Christmas Tree ; O Come All Ye Faithful,

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In: “I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)” is a traditional and popular Christmas carol from England. A variant of its parent tune “Greensleeves”, the earliest printed version of “I Saw Three Ships” is … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdwn: December 16-17: Joy to the World; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Before I begin I would like to say this is post #100. Expect something that used to be common but has not been around for about a year to come back. Now to the carols. Joy to the World Joy! … Continue reading

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Christmas carol countdown: December 14 and 15: Go Tell It on the Mountain; Deck the Halls

Go Tell It on the Mountain “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual made by John W. Work in 1865. It was a nativity carol that is sung today. but not as often as some others. Not … Continue reading

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