world’s most widely known
Xmas carol is ”Silent Night”, which is sung in many
languages all over most of the globe. The song originates from
Austria, but enjoyed great recognition as early as the First
World War, when soldiers on each side of the frontline laid down
their weapons on Christmas Eve and sung the carol, “Silent
Night”, across no man’s land.
Come, All Ye Faithful”, the traditional Christmas carol, is
said to have a very long history, but it most likely originated
from the 1700’s and was written by John Francis Wade (1711 –
explanation for the term, “Christmas carol”, originates
from England. According to this English story, a young girl
named Carol got lost in the streets of London on a cold winter
night. In an attempt to find her, her friends went from house to
house similar to the way carol singers do during Christmas.
After this episode, the term “Christmas carol” supposedly became
explanation for the term "carol" is that the word comes
from the Greek dance, “Choraulein”, which is accompanied by
flutes. Later, the Frenchmen replaced the flutes with singing
and named it, “caroller”, which means, “to dance around in a
tradition of singing carols is said be traced back to the
monk, St. Francis of Assisi. He introduced the singing of
carols in church ceremonies.