A Christmas is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season.
A Christmas carol (also called a noël, from the French word meaning “Christmas”) is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, and which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season.Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles (The word carol originally meant to dance to something). The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around the 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.
It’s not that I am a Scrooge or anything but I hate Christmas music. I didn’t always feel this way, mind you, but somehow over the years I have developed this loathing for Jingle Bells and all other manner of holiday musical cheer. Seems to me that immediately the day after Thanksgiving– out comes the Christmas music.
Christmas music filled the air. I thought I was going to hurl. I tried to be patient but it was driving me batty. I actually walked out of KB Toys to avoid another verse of, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
So imagine my surprise when I read that listening to the sounds of the season can actually promote learning, physical fitness and family bonding, according to the Parents as Teachers National Center.
why we are hearing christmas songs:
- Play holiday music in your car and sing along with your child. Also, share stories about holiday songs that are special to you.
- Play holiday music at home and let the sounds fill your whole house. Make the memories even more lasting by diffusing some holiday essential oils from Melaleuca.com.
- To help your kids develop a sense of rhythm and order, encourage them to get up and move to the beat of the music.
- Give your kids scarves, ribbons or bells that they can shake or twirl while dancing.
- When parents get up and dance, act silly and have fun with their kids, emotional bonding is strengthened.
- Using music in your home creates a positive atmosphere which in turn helps learning.