♬The Music Minute♬
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Freegal, the free music website has many artists and styles of Christmas music to choose from. Freegal gives you 5 free downloads per week and 3 hours of free music listening (streaming) without commercials.
For vocal music that you can sing to try Henry Mancini: A Merry Mancini Christmas: “Winter Wonderland”, “Silver Bells”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Silent Night”, “Away in a Manger”, “The First Noel”, “Star of Wonder”, “We Three Kings”, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Deck the Halls”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “O Holy Night”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”.
Or try the clear simple voice of John Denver and his guitar on “What Child Is This”, “Away in a Manger”, and “O Holy Night” from Rocky Mountain Christmas.
For those of you with a new baby this Christmas: “Baby’s First Christmas” sung by Connie Francis on Sing-Along with the Very Best of Christmas Music or Barbara Streisand’s “The Best Gift” found on A Christmas Album. Or “A Baby Just Like You” written and sung by John Denver about his adopted boy Zachary from the album Rocky Mountain Christmas.
Freegal has many children’s Christmas albums and music:
From The Caroleers: Santa’s Vintage Xmas & Holiday Playlist: “Gonna Hang Up My Stocking”- a song abut hanging your stocking up and filling it with your dreams and Santa Claus making them come true. “The Weatherman’s Christmas Prayer” from Vintage Christmas Party-a song about a California weatherman who is getting harassed because he is predicting snow on Christmas Day. “Who’s That Up on the Roof?”-a funny song about a cynical girl wondering if it’s really Santa Claus on her roof since she knows it’s Daddy downstairs kissing Mom-found on Funny Christmas Songs. “The North Pole Express” is a jazzy little song from Christmas Records From the Attic: Records From the Past. “The Day Before the Night Before Christmas”-a song about how children try to be good before Christmas from the album Christmas Blast From the Past Edition.
Children always like the tiny singing voices of The Chipmunks. Freegal has their Christmas songs: “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Up On the Housetop”, “Silver Bells”, “Jingle Bells”, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “Frosty The Snowman”, “White Christmas”, and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” from Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Collection 1959-1961. And their most famous “Christmas Don’t Be Late” also called “The Chipmunk Song” found on various albums such as Christmas Don’t Be Late...Santa Claus Is Coming to Town: 101 Christmas Hits.
Other Christmas vermin include The Nutty Squirrels singing “Nutty Noel”, or the Happy Hamsters singing “Frosty the Snowman”.
Then there is the song “Silent Night” or “Stille Nacht”, an old favorite with a lot of history. It started in Austria when Joseph Mohr wrote a poem and decided to turn it into a carol to be sung by the congregation of his church. He had two problems: the church organ was broken and he needed music. So, the church organist Franz Gruber wrote music for guitar and transformed the poem into the gentle beloved classic it is today.
And later in history, during World War I, something happened many people considered a Christmas miracle. On Christmas Eve night as the soldiers hunkered cold in the trenches, someone started singing a Christmas carol, some say it was "Silent Night". Soon they were all singing Christmas carols and coming up out of the trenches and began celebrating Christmas with each other. All soldiers called a spontaneous truce. They exchanged “presents” with what little they had.
You can enjoy this simple yet beautiful song sung by John Denver found on Rocky Mountain Christmas, Bing Crosby from Christmas Don’t Be Late...101 Christmas Hits, or Harry Belafonte from The Best Christmas Music for Kids.
Don’t forget you can make your own playlist on the Freegal website. And we wish you peace and happiness and Merry Christmas!