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Christmas Carols

Another Christmas tradition loved by everyone is Christmas carolling, whether it be spreading the festive cheer by knocking on neighbours doors and singing on the doorstep or just singing around the fire with family, carols are very popular.

The first Christmas based carol we know of is dated back to fourth century Rome, however Christmas carols in English first appeared in 1426. It was written by a chaplain called John Awdlay from Shropshire and lists 25 “caroles of Cristemas”.

So clear your throat and get practising the lyrics to ‘Silent Night’, for traditions sake!

 

 

 

Image credit:  Jason A. Howie

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