What would be your guess if I asked you to name the oldest Christmas carol?
Not “Silent Night.”
Not “Away In a Manger.”
And definitely not “The Little Drummer Boy.”
In fact, it’s a song you likely have never heard!
First, Christians have celebrated Christmas since at least 375 A.D., when the Church first recognized December 25 as Christmas Day. They sang hymns – not carols. What’s the difference? Hymns are more solemn and have a religious message.
According to NPR, the first Christmas hymn was likely “Jesus Refulsit Omnium” (“Jesus, Light of All the Nations”), written by St. Hilary of Poitier in the 4th century. It’s not as catchy of a tune as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, but is still a beautiful piece of music. You can hear it on YouTube, yourself.
It’s nice to know that even though something is really, really old… it still can sound fresh and beautiful.
At Money & Clarity, we have a knack for giving you proven advice that has survived the test of time and will continue to stay relevant. We can shed light on your own situation and cause you to view your finances in unexpected ways.
If you haven’t spoken with us yet, the first step is to call for a no-obligation 15-minute call. We’ll then determine if you’re a good fit for what we do. Give us the opportunity to sing and show you that when it comes to financial planning, we know how to hit all the right notes.
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Nikki Earley, CFP®