Undoubtedly, Christmas is one of the most popular festival celebrated around the globe. Christmas music combines a variety of music which we normally hear around the Christmas season, or just days before the actual holiday. Though, we all are more happy about staying home and celebrating this festival season, Christmas music does not emphasize on our holiday mood. Many themes used in Christmas music relates to the winter season and the folklore surrounding the festival of Christmas.
These days we see many albums that come up just before the festival is about to begin, to give us that feeling of Christmas music. However, in early times chants, litanies, hymns were intended for use during the church proceedings. And in the 13th century under the influence of Francis of Assisi, the trend of Christmas carols written in vernacular language became popular. Carols were initially performed with a flute music, combined with circle dances. However, in the Middle ages, carols were turned into songs with religious topics, to give it a feeling of Christmas music.