100% CHRISTMAS SONGSCarols Have Rhythm? I'm Supposed To Make Accented Syllables Syncopic & Overextend Nearly Gratuitous Syntax Angela Brett, noting that the rhythm in many Christmas carols is terrible... some unstressed syllables are ludicrously elongated while others are omitted. Even seasoned churchgoers hesitate at some lines, wondering just how to fit the words into the tune. As some words are replaced by more modern versions the rhythm is screwed up even more, and the difficulty is made worse by the fact that different parishes offer slightly different modernisations to fit into the same tune.
Time:Special Occasions:Christmas