Carol, England (U.K.)
“We wish you a Merry Christmas” is a 16th-century English folk song and Christmas carol from the West Country of England.
According to an old English tradition richer people in several communities treated the carolers with figgy puddings on Christmas Eve.
This is quite often the last carol sung on Christmas Eve, because it mentions the coming of the New Year, so carolers wish the best for all the celebrations during this Season’s Holidays.
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“We wish you a Merry Christmas” Sing-Along Video with lyrics
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Singing Bell is a comprehensive collection of Christmas Carols and Children's songs.
It was created to provide teaching material to anyone giving music lessons to children or adults, that is music teachers and parents. It was also conceived for anyone who would like to live the Christmas spirit or the spirit of childhood.
Singing Bell offers free nursery rhymes and other free songs for children from all over the globe, as well as nursery rhyme lyrics. Popular songs like "London Bridge is falling down", "Old MacDonald had a farm", "Rain, rain, go away", "Itsy-Bitsy spider" and, of course, "The Wheels on the bus". Great hits also include "La Cucaracha" (with original English lyrics for children), "Auld Lang Syne" and "Mexican Hat Dance" (also with original English lyrics for kids).
Its Christmas music section includes popular carols from Europe, like Britain's "We wish you a Merry Christmas" and "Deck the halls", "Petit Papa Noel" from France, Italy's "Tu scendi dalle stelle" and Spanish carols like "Fum Fum Fum" and "Los peces en el rio".
It also makes a collection of carols from North America ("Jingle Bells", "Santa Claus is coming to town"), but also popular South American carols like "Huachi Torito". Even more, it includes famous Christmas songs like "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer", "White Christmas", and many others.
The musical piece presented above is titled "We wish you a Merry Christmas" and is one of Singing Bell's Christmas Carol Sing-Along.
All songs are offered for free mp3 download in their instrumental version. You can also download their music score in jpg, their lyrics and teaching ideas for singing in class or in a choir. The very same material might also be used simply as a karaoke version where anyone can sing along these Christmas Carols and children songs.