Cape Girardeau, MO -- I bet you know a Christmas Carol or two, but did you know caroing is one of the oldest Christmas Traditions?
Year after year families, churches, and school children get together and celebrate with Christmas Carols.
Heartland choir directors say it's that connection that keeps caroling alive.
Kiesling says songs trigger memories of the magic of the season. "It's Because of the whole child aspect of the holiday season," said Kiesling. "When children hear the songs they get excited about Christmas coming and Santa Claus and all that good stuff."
The songs are more than just words. As the children lean lyrics, they are learning history.
Kiesling says the songs never go out of style.
"It's the only real season of the year where you can pull out old songs and they're still modern and in style."
Art DeWeese directs this Paducah Tilgman all boys choir, "Prime Rib".
His groups is always in high demand.