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What is a Carol?

3 December 15Christmas

When you do, it is all the more reason to come to Carols on the Lawn (Saturday 12 December) and our Christmas Services!

‘Carol’ came into English in the 14th century from an Old French word meaning ‘joyful song’. In fact, it meant a song so bright and joyful that you could dance to it. Originally, and up until about the 16th century, lots of different songs were called carols. But over more recent centuries, it slowly became more specialised, and today only songs that celebrate Christmas are called carols.

From Kel Richards Christmas Wordwatch

Songs about Jesus – what could possibly be more ‘bright and joyful that you could dance to it’?!

YBIC, Andrew

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