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The holiday season has come upon us and during this time of the year, some of us sing Christmas carols, as well as sing or hum the song, “We wish you a Merry Christmas”. This song is synonymous with the Christmas and festive season. You will probably hear this song blaring from shopping malls and hubs, eager reveller’s phones as their ringtone and down many streets, especially as December 25th approaches and the New Year. This blogger would like to explore the fact that certain versions of “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and a number of other Christmas carols are “copyright free” as they are considered to be works in the public domain.