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What is a Christmas carol?

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February 10, 2013 4:29PM

A Christmas carol is a lyric on the theme of Christmas or the winter season in general and which are traditionally sung in the pre-Christmas period. It is melodious and enriched with religious fervor. Nowadays even people belonging to other communities enjoy Christmas carols being sung .

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens whose bi-Centenary is being celebrated this year globally. The book was written and published in early Victorian Era Britain, a period when there was both strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions and an initiation of new practices such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. The humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales seem to be the inspiration for Dickens to have written the book.