Amazing! Over A Thousand People Performed This Christmas Carol, And It Has An Emotional Effect That Might Leave You Teary
It's Christmas, a time for the heart-touching carols that often leave ours heart beating faster and clamoring for more.
It's time to light the candles and sing our favorite hymns, right before going home and eating with our loved ones!
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Looking back, how did carol singing become a Christmas tradition? Some may say it has always been that way, but here's how it all begun.
The beginning of Christmas carols
Carols did not beging as Christmas songs but rather as pagan songs. Unbelievable, right? Well, it's true. Carols were sung during the winter solstice celebrations as people danced around stone circles.
The first Christians converted this pagan ritual into a Christmas tradition and replaced the pagan songs with Christians ones.
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In 129, a Roman bishop called for the singing of Angel's Hymn during a Christmas service in Rome, and since then it has become a tradition for Christmas songs to be sung all around the world during the festive season.
Although this tradition has faced various tribulations, from the language the carols were composed in to being criticized when Puritans were in power, it has triumphed.
Angels we have heard on high
This hymn is a very popular Christmas carol. However, a group of over a thousand people have come together to break a record.
They posted their version of the famous Carol on Youtube, and their rendition is moving and inspires a new appreciation for the Christmas spirit.
The mass choir was all dressed in white and holding candles. The song began with a pianist and cellist playing the first chords, then two men standing in front of a fireplace started singing.
In the background, people came together acting out a nativity play, and they were all smiles reading from the Bible.
The climax of the song hit when baby Jesus was presented, and the two lead singers used their strong voices to express the emotion contained in the lyrics.
It even brought one of the Wise Men to tears. Everyone bowed down to baby Jesus, and the rendition came to a powerful ending.
They all glowed with lights, which were used to form an image of Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus.
Christmas spirit is born
The video, which has gotten over 19 million views, has had people all over the world naming it the best version they have heard.
Comments show how the song moved them to tears and enabled them to appreciate the Christmas period more.
This performance indeed echoes the meaning of Christmas. Happy holidays, everyone!