During this fascinating program, you'll learn the difference between a Christmas Carol and a Christmas Song and examine who wrote the lyrics and melodies, why they were written, and what they really mean. Using audio and video clips, we will discover which Christmas carols and songs are forms of worship, educational tools, secular entertainment, forms of protest, political commentary, or outright marketing gimmicks. The artists whose recordings transformed Christmas carols and songs into Billboard hits will also be featured.
Barbara J. Barrett embraces her lifelong love of history as a History Edutainment Speaker, following a successful career in organized medicine. She especially enjoys sharing the history of architecture, automobiles, music, and sports with other inquiring minds.