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Friday, December 23, 2011

ESL Christmas More Christmas Songs and Quizzes

A lot of people like singing Christmas carols at this time of year. It is a wonderful thing to do in groups an d can be a lot of fun. Why don't you try a few after you watch some of these videos and do some of the quizzes.
Try to  decide if this first video is a surprise, or a planned event. Whatever it is, it should make you smile
Happy Holidays | Carlson School of Management

This second link will connect you to National Public Radio's Jingle Jam Christmas: Music for the Rest of Us.
In their introduction to their special  Jingle Jam Christmas  the people at NPR said,"Around the holidays, we like our traditions. We go home. We listen to the music that accompanies memories of childhood holiday celebrations, sitting fireside with family and enjoying the freedom of winter break. 

Occasionally, we take it too far and end up blasting songs that cross the fine line between cozy comfort and sickly sweetness. It's called schmaltz, people, and EverReady's got their limit. 

Sometimes on Christmas, people get dumped or lose their jobs, or spend the night in jail. So here's a mix of off-the-beaten-path holiday songs for those people, and for the rest of us."

I am including I5 Christmas song video quizzes from the wonderful ESL Video.Com site. Make sure you visit this site for other great video quizzes.

Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra    This is probably the single, most popular Christmas song ever, although it was originally written for Thanksgiving.
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer  Burl Ives    Who can name all of Santa's reindeer? Few probably can, but there’s one name that stands out among young and old: Rudolph, the reindeer that was at first ridiculed for his big, red nose, but later saves the day as he  leads Santa's sleigh through the fog.
Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms  
 Rockin Around the Christmas Tree    These were two of the first modern rock and roll Christmas songs ever written. They came out in the 1950's and are still played today.           All I Want For Christmas is You   One of the most recent additions to the list of holiday classics, this song was released in 1994 in Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album
White Christmas by Shania Twain and Michael Buble    The original song White Christmas sung by Bin g Crosby is not only one of the most popular Christmas songs ever, it is the best selling song of all time.
Silent Night Sarah Mclaughlin    This classic carol was actually originally written in German, but is now sung in over 44 languages

 Nine More Song Quizzes. Enjoy 
Baby It's Cold Outside
Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley
Christmas Lights Cold Play

Some Christmas Laughter? .
If you want a good laugh, go to the listening page and watch Mr. Bean's Christmas.
Go to the Music Page for more Christmas songs and a Christmas carol songbook with lyrics to many Christmas songs.

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