The Legend of Christmas Carols
Not all songs that we sing at Christmas are carols. Most songs sung in church or by church choirs are actually hymms. Centuries ago, a carol was a group dance accompanied by a joyful song. Gradually it came to mean the song itself. A carol became a happy melody that anyone could sing. Caroling still means songs of joy but more than that, it means singing the beautiful songs about the most joyous news that men have ever heard.