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The History of Christmas
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or "Christ's Mass." Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. The secular nature of Christmas was officially acknowledged in 1870 when the United States Congress made it a federal holiday.

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A Christmas carol is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, and which is traditionally sung on Christmas ...

www.whychristmas.com/customs/carols_history.shtml

The history of Christmas Carols. How Christmas Carols started and what they mean and represent in the customs of Christmas.

mentalfloss.com/article/60596/origins-10-popular-christmas-carols

Dec 16, 2014 ... The legend behind one of the most popular Christmas carols in the world plays out as a sort of Christmas miracle. The story goes that Father ...

www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Holidays/holiday-songs/christmas-carols-the-history-and-origin.html

Even the skeptics cannot deny that the Christmas season is different from all the others. No matter what style of music a person may choose to enjoy the rest of ...

www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas/videos/history-of-the-christmas-carol

Get the facts on the tradition of Christmas carols, and find out how.

www.incourage.me/2013/12/history-of-christmas-carols.html

Dec 6, 2013 ... A few months ago, I wrote about some of the most-loved hymns in Church history and the back stories that made them the classics they remain ...

content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1949049,00.html

Dec 21, 2009 ... Christmas carols today carry cozy connotations of ancient traditions as old as ... of carol in its origins has actually nothing to do with Christmas," ...

www.historyextra.com/feature/christmas-songs-history-oldest-ones-are-best

Dec 19, 2016 ... Christmas carols were mostly a Victorian tradition along with trees, ... was first published in the December 2007 issue of BBC History Magazine.

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161220-the-surprising-origins-of-famous-christmas-carols

Dec 20, 2016 ... The Christmas carol service was invented in Truro in 1880 by a chap called Edward WhiteBenson. The story goes that on Christmas Eve ...