History Through Christmas Carols!

Quick! How many of these can you answer?

Which well-known carol was originally written by a Boston Sunday school teacher as a Thanksgiving song?

Which carol was originally a print ad?

Which carol was written at the last minute when the church organ broke and they needed a song that could be sung with a guitar?

Which carol was written about the kindly Duke of Bohemia?

Which carol is based on a poem by a Unitarian minister?

Which carol is based on something shepherds would shout on Christmas Day?

Head over to How Stuff Works for history lessons behind these and lots more holiday songs. 🙂

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