Grab the kids, a thermos full of hot cocoa, some blankets and hit the town tonight and check our the BEST COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN MODESTO – Here’s the list, map and preview of the house – Sing some carols while you’re out there, and be sure to stay warm though, the weather is changing on us!
Have you ever wondered where did the tradition of going around in the freezing cold singing songs on friend’s doorsteps began. Turns out early Christians took this once pagan tradition over. Carols (the word originally meant “to dance around something”) were first sung in Europe, they were pagan songs, sung at Winter Solstice (December 21 this year) as people danced around stone circles. The Roman Catholic church ordered a song called the “Angel’s Hymm” be sung in about 129 A.D. Read more on the history here.