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The Holiday Song That Isn’t Posted by on Dec 16, 2021

The best holiday songs have the ability to evoke a time, place, and feel. They are also often nostalgic, making you yearn for something you may only wish that you had experienced but never did. This is the case with Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson’s upbeat orchestral tune heard everywhere this time of year. Few of…

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Posted by on Dec 17, 2020

Sometimes a song comes along that everyone learns the words to just because the song is so much fun to sing. Even when the song is about the meanest, worst being on the planet. One of the most enduring tales of Christmas is the book and cartoon film, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

Who knew that a Christmas song nearly 75 years old could be controversial? And yet, in this era of political correctness, when what we say and how we say it is more carefully scrutinized than ever, we have had a minor uproar in the US over a song our grandparents loved. The song is “Baby…

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Songs of the Season – The Christmas Song Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

Of all the songs of the holiday season which belong in The Great American Songbook, one is unique for not being known by its actual title. When jazz singer/songwriter Mel Tormé composed The Christmas Song, he could not have imagined that its opening line would be mistaken for the song title. And yet, far more…

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Christmas Karaoke Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

Christmas Karaoke

Listening to music is a great way to learn a language. It also teaches us about the culture of a country or region. With Christmas fast approaching, there are Christmas carols playing all around the world. If you’re an ESL learner, these traditional songs can provide a fun and entertaining way for you to practice…

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