Advent Calendar for 2011 Christmas Music
Christmas Music is a fun topic since the family has always been somewhat musical.
Guitar players, harmonica's, accordion, squeeze box, piano, trumpet, drums and a few
family bands in the back ground.
My Dad and Aunt could sing duo for many songs. My Uncle shared and so we had great singing feasts.
Christmas meant Bing Crosby and old Church Hymn's from the various church backgrounds of the family.
Dominately, Baptist and Catholic and others mixed in.
As children we were always singing in the chorale at school, having done solo's back then.
I remember when Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer song came out, seems it was near end or end of the war. Other songs " I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", Grandma got run over by a Raindeer, twisted but cute.
Favorite songs: Silent Night, White Christmas, O Come all ye Faithful, It came upon a Midnight Clear,
Away in the Manger, and the list goes on. I think we should listen to more Christmas music sooner in the fall. It changes peoples moods.
Our children used to gather with the neighbor's and carol on our block. We parents of course went with them. I do not think but maybe a couple of the Grandchildren have done that. But they have all sang in chorus's before. Some have been in plays and sang and they all have a decent voice to excellent voice.