The lyrics of carols, and origins of the most popular Christmas
carols are included on this site, together with additional non
carols sections dedicated to Christmas songs with music like the
ever popular "White Christmas"
song and traditional Christmas poems & video of
"Twas the night
writer - Clement Clarke Moore.
Christmas carols are based on
Christian lyrics and relate, in the
main, to the Nativity. Christmas
carols were introduced in to church
services by St Francis of Assisi in
the 12th century.
As for the
word carols, "carol" is a derivative of the French
word caroller, the interpretation of which means
dancing around in a circle. Carol and carols,
eventually came to mean not only to dance but
included music and lyrics - hence Christmas Caroling.
The joyous themes for many
were banned in
England by the
and many of the
and songs were
lost for all
carols were only
again during the
when they again
and merry themes
in their carol
opposed to the
found in hymns.
carols grew in
in the 19th
Many Christmas traditions
are relatively recent such as Santa Claus and reindeer and bear
no relation to Christmas carols. We have reflected this in the unusual and beautiful
Victorian Angel Pictures
we have included for your pleasure and enjoyment.
Today Christmas songs and carols are also fast becoming a
Merry Christmas and enjoy singing the wonderful words and lyrics to the Christmas carols
& Christmas songs featured on this Christmas
carols and songs website. Enjoy browsing our
Christmas carols list and Happy Christmas caroling
Christmas Sheet Music!