Christmas Carols

No time during the year is more perilous for the progressive church musician than Advent and Christmas! People really want to sing the songs of their childhood — after all, Christmas is all about trying to relive our childhoods, isn’t it? — and yet, those old carols are full of language and images that we would never use during the rest of the year. What to do? One solution is to try some new carols, or at least new words to old carol tunes. Make some new memories…