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Christmas Words

The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ's Mass, which is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes maesse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. "Cristes" is from Greek Christos and "maesse" is from Latin missa. In Greek, the letter X is the first letter of Christ, and it, or the similar Roman letter X, has been used as an abbreviation for Christ since the mid-16th century. Therefore, Xmas is used as an abbreviation for Christmas.

Xmas Carols Words

The traditional Christmas carol words consist of the religious customs and rites prevalent during the times where religious sects and communities practiced age-old religious traditions during the Christmas season. The traditional Christmas carol tunes and words were first performed by French practitioners of the Christian faith during the time when Christianity was banned to be practiced within the confines of most countries, especially during the holiday season.

The French practitioners mixed in the Christian faith with the Pagan rituals when it comes to performing the traditional Christmas carol words and tunes. This religious group then became known as carolers, and the age-old tradition of caroling then took form from these ancient ritualistic customs.