Christmas is that time of the year when celebrations are in the full swing. There are several ways in which people express their joy and happiness. Christmas songs are one popular mode to mark the jubilation. There are several Christmas carols, which are doing the rounds for ages.
What are Christmas songs
Christmas songs are songs especially composed for the occasion of Christmas. The lyrics of these songs generally describe the moment of joy. The compositions set the mood for the gala atmosphere. There are songs, which beautifully imparts life to the winter season. They even contain praises for the almighty. These songs are based on tunes, which are very easy to sing. These songs are generally sung in chorus so the phrases of the songs are also composed accordingly. These Christmas songs are sung at religious gatherings as well as during the feast and the party. But there are many Christmas songs, which are not necessarily religious in nature but are included in the list because of their nature of enhancing the moment of pleasure.
Roots of these songs
The origination of these songs dates back to the thirteenth century. The
Christmas songs were basically communal in nature but in the due course of time these songs have emerged as a popular choice among everyone. These songs previously were sung to mark various other occasions like the harvest tide but later on they have been included in the program of the church. This is the time from when these songs are specifically attached to the Christmas. There are many songs which are related to Christmas but are not religious in nature are also being included in the list of the official songs for the Christmas. Thus with the passing time the nature and the variety of the Christmas songs have also changed.
Types of Christmas songs
The Christmas songs have been categorized into two general categories. The first category of songs is the Christian songs. The Christian songs are the traditionally sung Christmas songs with strong religious messages. These songs are generally composed in the praise of the almighty. The churches have accepted these songs as the official songs and conduct them as a part of their religious activity. These songs are often accompanied by scriptures from the Bible. These scriptures are read before during or after the songs are sung. The next category of songs is the secular Christmas songs. Previously these songs were not being recognized as a Christmas songs but later on they are included as the Christmas song. The secular Christmas songs describe the moments of joy and passion during the time of Christmas. These songs try to portray the winter season in the most beautiful manner. These songs can be sung individually as well as in the chorus. The music of these compositions consists of heavy instruments and is intend to cheer up the crowd.
There are many Christmas songs, which has been a chartbusters from ages. The songs chosen in a particular occasion is based on the social structure of that particular area. These Christmas songs are as such that their sense of joy and happiness is not confined to the time of the Christmas but can be cherished all throughout the year.