The surprising story of Christmas carols

Join historian Lucy Worsley on a journey to discover the stories behind some of our favorite Christmas songs and the history of carol singing.

Lucy quickly discovers that the origins of these festive carols suggest there’s more than meets the eye. From pagan fertility rituals and French renaissance jigs to a hymn for peace during World War One, learn more about the history of holiday traditions in this festive treat from the BBC.

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