Quantity: 10 available
Running time 51:13 "Not an album you will feel compelled to store away after the holidays." The Boston GlobeWinner: Parents Choice Classic Audio AwardWinner: American Library Association Notable Children's RecordingThis beautiful, frisky, and sweetly melodic recording focuses on that mystical time when Christian celebration mingled with the older pagan rituals of winter solstice. Spanning centuries and cultures, from England to Finland, Wales to Ireland, Cornwall to Early America, it is chocked with cheerful visiting songs that brought neighbors together, jolly old ballads, and tender carols with which families have huddled in song for countless generations. Among the 23 selections are "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen," "The Wexford Carol," "I Saw Three Ships," "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks," "The First Nowell," "Brightest and Best," and "Green Grow'th the Holly."