Waiting for Christmas to Come

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Carols date from thousands of years, first sung in Europe, they began as pagan songs to celebrate Winter Solstice, which takes place on December 22nd. The word “Carol” means dance or sing a song of praise and joy, and they used to be sung during all four seasons, but the only one that survived was on Christmas. This pagan tradition was taken over by Christians, therefore modified to Christian songs instead of pagan.

Written on 2009, the original song from Johnny Reid and Thom Hardwell, “Waiting for Christmas to Come” is about the wonderful time of Christmas, a time to give and how our inner child is always waiting for this season. We can’t help but to feel the classic warmth in our hearts caused by being gathered with the people we love the most.

Carols are one of the most important traditions of this season, even more when only the Christmas Carols have survived through the years. At Learnex we try to keep these traditions alive by singing different Christmas Carols and explaining the history and lyrics behind them.

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Vocabulary:

  • Tradition: The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.
  • Take over: An act of assuming control of something.
  • Inner: Situated inside or further in; internal.
  • Warmth: Moderate and comfortable heat.
  • Season: Each of the four divisions of the year.

Recommendations:

If you want to know more about Christmas Carols, check the classic book “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and its different adaptations through the years.

Questionnaire:

  • Why are Christmas Carols important?
 

Welcome to this activity created by Learning Advisor Mr. Jorge Antonio Vázquez Valdés from Reforma Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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