It’s not that I dislike carolers per se, although I think that at some level I regard their interruption of my evenings as on a par with door-to-door salesmen. Rather, I’m getting increasingly narked by the fact that the carolers that we get round here only seem to know one carol: Silent Night. It has reached the point when I feel pleased if they’re singing Away in a Manger instead, and that’s an asinine ditty without compare.
Whatever happened to all of the interesting carols? Where is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen or Good Christian Men Rejoice? Whither The Holly and the Ivy? Most of all, why does noone seem to know (let alone sing) the Coventry Carol?