I love this time of year when we're approaching Thanksgiving. This is the time of year when my family hauls out all of our Christmas CDs and begins celebrating our favorite Christmas carols. Have you ever wondered about the history of your favorite carols, such as Silent Night, Joy to the World, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, and O Little Town of Bethlehem?
In the Sounds of Christmas booklet by Pam Griffin, you can read about these and other carols with stories and historical notes.
Pam Griffin delves into the history of how Christmas Carols came to be. I want to share a small excerpt:
Some of the first carolers were known as Waits, or night watchmen, who patrolled the streets guarding against fires. They sang to pass the night hours. During the Christmas season, they added folk carols to their repertoire to entertain the citizens. Christmas caroling had been created.
The Sounds of Christmas is available from Cedar Fort for just $2.99. This would make an excellent neighbor gift or something special to mail with your Christmas cards.
What is your favorite Christmas carol?