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Why God Rest You/Ye Merry Gentlemen?

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This is rousing version of the traditional carol is, according to Mark Israel , one of thousands to get the words wrong.

Christmas songs that do not mention Christmas?

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'picture print by Currier and Ives' mentioned in Sleigh Ride Several of the very best 'Christmas songs'  make no specific reference to the festival itself.

What is frankincense? And myrrh?

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Frankincense is a gum resin with a strong smell. It comes from the Boswellia tree.

Did Frank Sinatra record the first concept album?

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A concept album is a collection of songs are linked by a theme.