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Medieval Christmas Songs

As the years and decades pass by, times change swiftly and it isn't long before everything has been outdated. As we look back far into the past into the Medieval times, we see that the world was a very different place. Although Christmas seems like a very different holiday today, many carols are still recognized from many centuries ago.

During the Medieval era in England, carollers were seen very often throughout the streets. This is because at this time, Christmas carolling was banned in churches due to the ruckus that these people would cause during the church service. These carollers would sing and dance in a circle, causing them to be dismissed into the streets.

The Christmas carols that were sung during this time are definitely the lesser known carols of today, but some are still known throughout the world. "Carol Of The Bells(The Ukrainian Bell Carol)" originated in the Ukraine in the 19th century under the Ukrainian name "Shchedryk", which means bountiful. Another example is the 15th century English carol, "The Coventry Carol", which is one of the oldest unchanged carols in existence. Other Medieval Christmas songs include, "Good King Wenceslas", "Tempus Adest Floridum", "The Holly And The Ivy" and "Ave Maria".