It is believed the date for Christmas was chosen in the 4th century by the Church due to the popularity of various ancient winter festivals around that time (less agricultural work needs to be done during the winter so people had more free time), in the hopes of replacing those festivals and encouraging the spread of Christianity through celebration.The first Christmas celebrations were just a simple mass, but over time Christmas grew in popularity overtaking many of the other cultural holidays throughout the world.
By the twelfth century, Chistmas carols evolved into songs.
Several centuries later "wassailers" would go from house to house singing them.
During the middle ages Christmas caroling was popular, but was dance focused, with a lead singer and a ring of dancers that provided the chorus.
The tradition of singing carols in church did not start until the late 1800s.
A little known fact about Christmas is that from 1647-1660, England's Puritan rulers passed a law that made Christmas illegal (although pro-Christmas rioting broke out in protest).
And, in Colonial America, the Puritans of New England outlawed Christmas in Boston from 1659 to 1681.
Santa is getting ready for Christmas, have a chat with Santa on his tea break. Santa enjoys a chat with people from around the world.
Write using your best spelling to make sure Santa understands.
Dickens took Christmas away from the community/church based celebration and made it into a family-centered festival of generosity (family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games, and a festive generosity of spirit).