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No Christmas Without Music
Music is everywhere at Christmas
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without music now would it? From the traditional Christmas carols sung in schools, churches, and in all the Malls and shops, everywhere, to those children’s favorites, “Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer”, “The Christmas Alphabet” and “When Santa got stuck up the chimney” to romantic and well-loved songs such as, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “White Christmas” and the more modern songs, including all those published specifically at Christmas time to take advantage of the Christmas market.
The Very Best Christmas Songs
From traditional to contemporary, all the Christmas music you hear has just a single goal – to spark that happy Christmas spirit in every heart. Can you imagine getting ready for Christmas without Christmas music in the background? It complements the smell of cookies, the Christmas tree, puddings and that spicy cinnamon smell on the pot pourri.
Here are what we consider some of the best Christmas songs ever released. Just listening to them elicits a spirit of happiness and joy with the world.
Some of the most famous Christmas songs include “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” By Al Martino, “White Christmas” By Dean Martin and “Walking In The Air” By Aled Jones from the animated film “The Snowman”, another Christmas favorite.
There are of course, many favorite hymns for this season, including “Silent Night”, a hymn included by most Churches during the Christmas season, along with “The First Noel”, Hark The Herald Angels Sing” and the children’s favorite, “Away In A Manger”.
A more recent Christmas song can be heard in this Youtube video from Leigh Haggerwood and the Florin Street Band, a great Victorian themed video. After all, the Victorians were great enthusiasts for Christmas and it was said to be Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, who introduced the Christmas tree. , with its wonderful Victorian Christmas street scene and great music.
Many people take their favorite Christmas albums in with them to work, even if only on the last day before Christmas and the selection of music chosen by work colleagues can be truly breathtaking, from Brenda Lee, “Rocking around the Christmas Tree”, to Carrie Underwood’s “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, giving you a whole new view of the boss or that grumpy person down the corridor. Of course, there are some businesses where music cannot be played, at least in the public areas but for many people, an MP3 player, with ear phones is a great way of getting into the Christmas spirit, especially if the office party starts at the end of the working day.
You can find lots of Christmas music for free on Youtube, especially for children and it often includes cartoons or graphics to keep them amused, although there can also be adverts and sometimes poor internet connections can spoil the fun.
As a Gift
Music is a great gift at Christmas, or at any time and if you do not know the person’s musical tastes, you can always give a gift card, so they can buy or download their favorite music or perhaps even buy themselves an ipod or MP3 player to listen to any music collections they already have.