^Liza, no need to ask for forgiveness; you've done nothing wrong. I should ask instead for forgiveness because I pounced on you for asking legitimate questions.
However, I still stand by my assertions that the singing of Western carols, which overtly have religious significance have become so secularlized and playful which is not appropriate in any church setting, pre-Liturgy, post-Liturgy, during Liturgy, etc. Besides, this is the time that people should be listening and/or praying the post communion prayers for themselves before they leave and there should be silence! Of course, it doesn't help when most of the congregation was so poorly catechized and doesn't understand the value of prayer, both before and after, the Eucharist, but that is a discussion for another time.