Deck the Halls originally had nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, and as with so many songs written in the 17th century, Nos Galan, as it was called, was all about celebrating winter and the new year. And love, as you can see from this excerpt of the original Welsh lyrics: Oh! How soft my fair one’s bosom.

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I'm Dr Kate Paine, an Australian musician, educator, and writer living in Meilen, Switzerland,


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