The responsive radar to Christmas songs depends on the association,”When the brain makes these associations with something very positive and pleasurable, the rewards system is being activated [which triggers] a number of chemicals including dopamine.”
Today we think of Christmas Carols as songs we sing with family around the Christmas Tree or a warm fire during the Christmas season. We may also think of them as songs sung by a cheerful group of people strolling through town spreading the Christmas cheer.
The popularity of singing Christmas Carols as we know it today were originated in the mid-1800’s during the Victorian era. The publication led to the revival of singing publically at Christmas and also inspired the tradition of “caroling” from home to home spreading the Christmas cheer.