Why do Christmas carolers walk around the
According to this
In the Middle Ages in England and France, carols were dances accompanied by
singing. In the French Midi, for example, the "carol" was a kind of round dance.
In time, the word "carol" changed its meaning, referring only to certain kinds
of songs. The Anglo-Saxon tradition favoured gathering together small choirs on
the village green to sing carols and Christmas songs for the pleasure of
passers-by. A number of currently very popular American Christmas carols come
directly from France and England.
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