Reasons Carols Cannot Be Left Out During Christmas Holiday

“White Christmas”, the song that makes you want to listen to when it snows

“White Christmas” depicts the scene of Christmas with snow falling heavily. This song was very popular among soldiers during World War II as the warm voice of Bing Crosby and its heartfelt lyrics remind listeners of memories of the happy times in their hometown. Released in 1942, ‘White Christmas” has been remade more than 100 million times around the world 

Reasons people sing carols

Jingle Bell Rock

Carols are primarily sung during the Christmas season, some people may think carols are all about Christianity or the Bible. However, classic carols, such as “Jingle Bells”, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, focus more on the excitement of Christmas rather than religious content. To others, carols are songs to celebrate the Christmas holiday. However, for Christians, singing carols is a way to announce the birth of Jesus on December 25th. 

Carols help you have a comfortable and peaceful night

One of the representative carols derived from hymns is “Silent Night”. Against the backdrop of the nighttime, the song is considered a lullaby and music for the prenatal period. Unlike typical carols with lively and cheerful melodies, “Silent Night” gives off a calm and silent atmosphere and provides a sense of reverence. The original lyricist of the song wrote it hoping that everyone could sing it together in a peaceful manner to welcome Christmas.

St. Nicholas

During World War I, this carol not only conveyed people’s yearning for peace but also helped those in conflict to understand each other. Later on, the song was credited for bringing peace during the Napoleonic Wars. In 2011, it was listed in UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity representing Austria.

The power to deliver happiness

Analyzing 78 carols and 200 Christmas hit songs, Professor Joe Bennett produced the song “Love’s Not Just For Christmas” to make people feel happier and offer a new option for those who might find traditional Christmas songs boring.

Silent Night- Holy Night

During the Covid-19 period when people around the world could not celebrate Christmas like they had done every year, Korean singer Jo Su-mi uploaded a carol medley titled “Little Christmas Concert 2020” on YouTube. Indeed, Carols have the power to convey warmth and excitement even in moments when people can’t be together with their loved ones

Source: Daum

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