One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The singing of carols, especially by groups going from door to door at Christmas with the object of raising money.
- ‘On Christmas Eve, the children can feed the local reindeer on the village green, then there's a torchlit parade and carol-singing.’
- ‘The Grove will be closed off to traffic, and crowds traditionally take to the streets for the carol-singing and lights switch-on.’
- ‘Likewise, its carol-singing is held in its 350-year-old wine cellars, fuelled by roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.’
- ‘Bonfire Night tends to start in late October now, while Christmas carol-singing starts on November 6.’
- ‘There was carol-singing, magic show and the clowns were also there to make them laugh.’
- ‘If only church services would adopt such tactics: carol-singing would be so much more fun.’
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