Lucie explains: "The Victorians wanted to make Christmas a cosy, family time, and they also wanted carols to have a moral message about behaving well, like Jesus did. With a lot of carols, the words and music weren't written at the same time.
For example, the tune for Ding Dong Merrily on High dates as far back as the mids, but the lyrics are from the s. In the same way, the tune for Good King Wenceslas is a very old medieval dance tune from the s, while the words were written in the s. Just as the songs used to bring people together many hundreds of years ago, singing carols at Christmas is still a popular activity to bring families and friends together over Christmas time.
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Many of us enjoy singing Christmas carols during the festive period. Find out more about where they came from below. Earlier in December, a choir sang Christmas carols during the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London.
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