Christmas caroling is not only fun but a tradition that many Americans love to do every year! However, do you know how caroling started and how old the tradition is? Neither did I so I decided to do a little investigative work on it. Here is what found!
-Caroling seems like it has been around for centuries, but it only dates back to the 19th century!
-Neighbors before that time did visit each other to bestow Christmas tidings, but it did not involve singing.
-While Christmas songs have been around for hundreds of years, the idea of going door-to-door singing Christmas songs didn't come together until Victorian England, when caroling was done for all holidays!
-Caroling became more popular when Christmas became more commercialized.
So while Christmas caroling seems like an age old tradition, it has only been around for a few hundred years! If you are going caroling this year, have fun!