Christmas songs and carols are one aspect of the winter holiday season that never fail to lift the spirits - and require no baking, no tree stands, and no extension cords. The following pages will help you find funny and cute, pop and rock, german and spanish Christmas song lyrics and your favorite Xmas carols.
Xmas carols were first sung in Europe 1000 of years ago, but these were not Cristmas carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year) celebrations as people danced round stone circles. Before carol singing in public became popular, there were sometimes official carol singers called 'Waits'. These were bands of people led by important local leaders who had the only power in the towns and villages to take money from the public. They were called 'Waits' because they only sang on Christmas Eve. As religious observances in the England and United States were closely linked the popularity of Xmas songs grew in both countries in the 19 th century. Many holiday season traditions are relatively recent such as Santa Claus and reindeer and bare no relation to Christmas carols lyrics.