Origin of popular Christmas song: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
By Guardian Exclusive
24 December 2020 | 5:00 am
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a traditional English Christmas carol of unknown origin that is believed to date from the 16th century. It was sung by children in Victorian times as they went about performing carols door to door on Christmas Eve, hoping for sweet rewards.
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