Staff Note: Notes from the Music Staff is a series of posts discussing what the library offers music fans. From our widely varied collection of music CDs to our nonfiction and fiction books covering all aspects of music, we've got something for everyone and we want to share our love of music with you!
Now that local radio stations have been playing Christmas songs for weeks now, many people may be wondering just where some of these classic songs originated. We shared that “Jingle Bells” was originally composed for the Thanksgiving season in a previous Music Notes post, but many of the most popular Christmas songs have their own histories.
Listed below are the stories behind some of our favorite Christmas songs.