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Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – The Twelve Days of Christmas

Each of the twelve days of Christmas refers to the symbolism of religion. They are: True Love refers to God 2 Turtle Doves refers to…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – O Come All Ye Faithful

The text to the Carol O Come All Ye Faithful often known as by its Latin name Adeste Fideles was originally intended to be a…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells was written by a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating Thanksgiving at his Boston Sunday School.…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – O Little Town of Bethlehem

Following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Rector Phillips Broooks of Philadelphia wrote the words to O Little Town of Bethlehem in 1868 His inspiration…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – The First Noel

The First Noel is thought to be English and dates back to the sixteenth century. Originally thought to be French because of its spelling of…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – We Wish You A Merry …

We Wish You a Merry Christmas is believed to date back to the 16th century and reflects the tradition of carollers singing for wealthy members…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – O Holy Night

The words and lyrics of ‘O Holy Night’ were written by wine seller, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847. After he was asked by the…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Ding Dong Merrily on High

Ding Dong Merrily on High is reputed to be of French origin and was first published in the sixteenth century.  The words are by George Ratcliffe…

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Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

“Hark the herald angels sing”  was written by Charles Wesley in 1739, who requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Away in a Manger

Away in a manager was originally published in 1885 in a Lutheran Sunday school book giving rise to  the misconception that the lyrics  were actually…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – White Christmas

White Christmas is an Irving Berlin song written in 1942, reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. and is, without question, the most popular of all…

Our Favourite Christmas Carols & Songs – Good King Wenceslas

The words to the carol “Good King Wenceslas” were written by John Mason Neale and published in 1853, the music originates in Finland 300 years…

Gif or Jif? Funny Words We All Pronounce In Different …

After receiving a Lifetime Achievement Webby Award, GIF Creator, Steve Wilhite dropped a huge word-bomb on us, he tell us though many people pronounce GIF…

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