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a cappella version:
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There are many kinds of Christmas carol; “It Was My Father’s Custom” falls squarely into the “party song” category. It’s about throwing caution to the wind, lighting the “massive yule log,” and celebrating with abandon. The choir sings a catchy, folk-music inspired tune three times, each time gaining energy, singing faster and faster, until finally arriving at a joyful coda and huge ringing high notes. The whole thing is an ecstatic celebration of the Christmas season that refuses to be reined in.