Christmas in song
Our shifting conceptions about Christmas and the changes in our Christmas traditions are also reflected in the Christmas carols that we sing. Traditionally, the songs have conveyed the events of the nativity story, featured Christmas trees and Santa’s little helpers and painted images of snowy yuletide scenes. They have also been used to mock and criticise the stress, gluttony and commercialism associated with the season of goodwill and to seek the true spirit and feel of Christmas. At the Christmas event in Hakasalmi Villa, audiences will be invited to explore the many faces of Christmas through song. Helsinki City Museum Curator Jere Jäppinen will be on hand to discuss the history of our Christmas traditions, while Professor Emeritus Reijo Pajamo will share some of the stories behind our most familiar Christmas carols. Free admission.