A brief history of Christmas Songs

Here’s a blog post to get you into the Holiday spirit! Happy December 1st!

Every wonder how celebrity Christmas songs got their start? Well have I got the answer! 

Joe Szxzechowski from the Wilmington Music Examiner is writing a two part article that chronicles the history of Christmas music. According to Szxzechowski Christmas music falls into two categories: “Jesus Christ” and “Santa Claus” tunes. Some of the most popular carols go back hundreds of years, such as “O’ Come All Ye Faithful” originally a latin carol called “Adeste Fideles” from the 13th Century. “Hark! The Herald”& “Joy to the World” have their origins in 1700s, and other classics like “Deck the Halls” in 1800s. Christmas songs only really increased in their popularity in the late 20th Century.

Szxzechowski will publish part two of his article next week talking more about carols and songs from 1930s to the present.

Read his original article here


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