Christmas songs are the Christian songs sung around Christmastime, traditionally December. In the United States they begin playing on the radio the day after Thanksgiving. Many Christmas songs are hymns meant to be sung in church while others are popular songs played at concerts and on the radio. The most popular Christmas hymns are frequently turned into concert or radio pieces to introduce new elements into the composition. For example there are many different forms of “Silent Night.” Many of the most popular Christmas hymns have more than one tune or set of lyrics. The topics of Christmas songs are generally centered on Jesus’ birth, such as “O Holy Night,” or the activities that surround Christmas celebrations.
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