Christmas Carols Deconstructed

We love our good old Christmas carols. But how old are they really?(Photo: MrDoS (Flickr))
We love our good old Christmas carols. But how old are they really?(Photo: MrDoS (Flickr))

‘Tis the season for Fa-la-la-ing and Jingle Bells-ing, for croaking out, in other words, those oh-so-traditional Christmas carols.

But how far back do these carols – and the tradition of singing Christmas carols in general – actually go?

In some instances at least,  not all that far, according to a story on Britain’s  Telegraph.co.uk Web site.

Read more: O come all ye tone-deaf – if only once a year (Telegraph)

And while you’re reading, be sure to have yourself a very merry Christmas!

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