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CHRISTMAS: SONGS / CAROLS

(Updated on 22/11/2016)

 







 

 

 

RESOURCES :

 

  • When Christmas carols were banned
    "During the Puritans’ rule of England, celebrating on 25 December was forbidden.
    Singing yuletide songs then was a political act, writes Clemency Burton-Hill."

    (BBC)

 

  • Christmas music
    Christmas hit singles / Christmas carols /
    Christmas Songs Introduced in Theatre, Television and Film...

    (Wikipedia)

 

 

KARAOKE :

 

 

 

  • Merry Xmas (WAR IS OVER) by John Lennon (lyrics007.com)
    " And so this is Xmas
    For weak and for strong
    For rich and the poor ones
    The world is so wrong
    And so happy Xmas
    For black and for white
    For yellow and red ones
    Let's stop all the fight"

    - KARAOKE (YouTube)
    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

 

 

SONGS with ACTIVITIES :

 

  • Santa, Santa, high in the sky - a song
    "In the United Kingdom children write letters to Santa, or Father Christmas.
    On Christmas Eve (December 24th), Santa travels with his sleigh and reindeer and takes presents to the children while they are asleep.
    Listen to a song about Santa."

    + Activity
    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

 

 

  • "White Christmas" musical lesson
    "This lesson is based on a special mp3 mix [5 Mo- 5’25"] of 9 different interpretations of the same song "White Christmas " (Irving Berlin 1942)
    by various artists, of various epoques and various styles..."

    (absolutenglish.free.fr)
  • The 12 days of Christmas
    "Listen to this traditional Xmas carol and play the game.
    Why don't you rewrite this song using items from your Xmas list?"

    Activity created by Renée Maufroid

 

 

  • Santa, Santa, high in the sky - a song with an animation (British Council)
    + Activités pour 6ème SEGPA envoyées par Sonia Périno
    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
    avec des flashcards à la fin de la préparation.
  • A song by Judy Pancoast "The House on Xmas Street"
    "Listen to the song, pay particular attention to the lyrics.
    Now off to the game!"

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

  • The snowman - with an animation
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

  • Santa's Secret Village
    "Read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color"
    (northpole.com)

 

 

LISTEN! or WATCH! 

 

 

 

 

  • Santa, Where Are You? - a song
    "It's Christmas Eve. Where is Santa? Use this simple holiday song to welcome Santa to your party or classroom, while practicing prepositions of place."

    (YouTube)

     

 

  • I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - Text + Audio
    "Music fills the air. Colorful lights shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. These are all Christmas traditions.
    Another tradition is snow. In many places, a blanket of clean white snow covers the ground on Christmas Day, making it a "White Christmas."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Santa baby by Marilyn Monroe
    (YouTube)
    + The LYRICS :
    "Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me
    Been an awful good girl
    Santa baby,so hurry down the chimney tonight..."

    (metrolyrics.com)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holiday Dinner Party
    "Don't forget what your guests can or can't eat this Holiday Season."
    (YouTube)

 

  • Merry Christmas Exclamation Point (Jon Lajoie) - a song (YouTube)
    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
    "You know Christmas is about spending time
    With friends and family
    but just because you're not in one of those
    two categories
    Doesn't mean that I won't still do something special for you
    Because Christmas is about giving, so here's what I'll do..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I'm gonna spend my Christmas with a Dalek (YouTube)
    "From the 1960's cd "Who is Doctor who." Sung by The Go Go's"
    + LYRICS :
    "I'm gonna spend my Christmas with a Dalek, 
    And hug him under the mistletoe 
    And if he's very nice 
    I'll feed him sugar spice 
    And hang Christmas stocking from his big left toe..."

    (lyricsplayground.com)

 

  • CeeLo Green "All I Need Is Love (ft. The Muppets)"  - "Cee Lo parties with Santa and the Muppets." (YouTube)
    + LYRICS :
    "I used to be sad
    Even my friends can't make me laugh
    I used to be lost
    Don't even know where I belong
    But then you came along
    Like A happy song
    Sprinkled my world with happy thoughts..."

    (lyricsmode.com)

 

  • Krispy Kreme - Christmas (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "First thing on my list go figure
    Its a brand new John Cena action figure...
    Christmas Christmas come check out my wish list
    Have I been a good boy that's none of your business
    I just want some good toys can I get a witness..."

    (rapgenius.com)

     

 

 

 

 

  • Video: The Beatbox Nativity (YouTube)
    "A vicar has become an internet hit after posting a video on YouTube of himself rapping the story of the Nativity."
    + LINKS (englishblog.com)

 

  • Train - Shake up Christmas (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "Once upon a time in a town like this
    A little girl made a great big wish
    To fill the world full of happiness
    And be on Santa's magic list..."

    (azlyrics.com)



  • Christmas Songs - with AUDIO or VIDEO
    (xmasfun.com)
  • I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
    Only a hippopotamus will do
    Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
    I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy"

    (lyricsmode.com)

     

 

 

  • Wikileaks Christmas Song 2010
    "Dan and Dan blow the whistle with their Wikileaks Christmas Song 2010.
    Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Worried about freedom of speech?
    Why not combine the two! Are they really going to expose all those Christmas lies?"

    (YouTube)

 

  • The Night Santa Went Crazy by Weird Al Yankovic (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "Wo, The night Santa went crazy
    The night Saint Nick went insane
    Realized he'd been gettin' the wrong deal
    Somethin' finally must've snapped in his brain"

    (sing365.com)

 

  • Christmas Morning Blues by Sonny Boy Williamson
    "Santa Claus, can I get you to understand?
    Now said I want you to bring my baby one of these radios
    And two or three of them little 'lectric fans"

    (metrolyrics.com)

    Listen to the song. (YouTube)



  • The Christmas Can-Can + AUDIO (sncmusic.com)
    "Christmas, Christmas time is here
    And Christmas songs you love to hear.
    Thoughts of joy and hope and cheer
    But mostly shopping, shopping, shopping!"


    + the VIDEO with the singers or with an animation (link.brightcove.com)

 

  • What's This? - Fall Out Boy or HERE (a little different) or KARAOKE (with the lyrics)
    "What's this? 
    They're hanging mistletoe, they kiss 
    Why that looks so unique, inspired 
    They're gathering around to hear a story 
    Roasting chestnuts on a fire..."

    (YouTube)

     

  • Coldplay - Christmas Lights (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on.
    Those Christmas lights, light up the street.
    Maybe they'll bring her back to me.
    Then all my troubles will be gone,
    Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on..."

    (lyricsmode.com)


 

  • Thanks for Christmas by XTC
    "Thank you for the winter friendliness that's snowing down,
    All around the world...
    Children's eyes shine clearer now,
    As they decorate the trees,
    All across the seven seas."

    (sing365.com)
    Listen to the song. (YouTube)

 

  • Christmas Is A-Coming - Lead Belly
    LYRICS + AUDIO
    "Santa Claus comes on Christmas on a Christmas Day 
    Children run and tell their pappy on a Christmas Day...
    Little children get so happy on a Christmas Day"
     
    (dusttodigital.bandcamp.com)
  • Shrek - 12 days of Christmas
    "Uses clips from Shrek to illustrate the song."

    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS:
    "On the first day of Christmas 
    My true love gave to me 
    A fire-breathing dragon just for me 
    Yeah..."

    (stlyrics.com)



  • The Who - Christmas
    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "Did you ever see the faces of the children
    They get so excited.
    Waking up on christmas morning
    Hours before the winter suns ignited...
    Peeping round the door
    to see what parcels are for free
    In curiosity."

    (sing365.com)

 

  • Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town  by Frank Sinatra
    "He's making his list, checking it twice
    gonna find out if youre naughty or nice"

    (elyrics.net)

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)



  • Muppet Christmas Carol - Scrooge WITH the LYRICS
    (YouTube)

     

  • 12 Pains of Christmas - sung by Bob Rivers
    A parody of "The twelve days of Christmas"
    "The fourth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me
    Sending Christmas cards
    Hangovers
    Rigging up the lights
    And finding a Christmas tree..."

    (links2love.com)

  • Christmas in the Caribbean - sung by Jimmy Buffett
    "Lights are blowing in the palm trees
    Stockings hanging from the mast
    Santa riding on a dolphin"

    (lyricsfreak.com)
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)


  • Six White Boomers - Australian Christmas Carol sung by Rolf Harris (YouTube)
    - the LYRICS :
    "Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kanga-roo
    Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo
    Mummy, where's my mummy, they've taken her a-way
    We'll help you find your mummy son, hop on the sleigh..."

    (stlyrics.com)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Last Christmas by Human Nature / George Michael :
    "Last Christmas I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special...
    Once bitten and twice shy
    I keep my distance but you still catch my eye"

    (azlyrics.com)


 

 

 

  • Please Come Home for Christmas by Eagles :
    "Bells will be ringing this sad sad New Years
    Oh what a Christmas to have the blues
    My baby's gone I have no friends
    To wish me greetings once again
    Cries will be singing Silent Night
    Christmas carols by candlelight"

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

  • Santa Baby by Jhene / The Beatles / Macy Gray / Madonna... :
    "Come and trim my Christmas tree,
    With some decorations bought at Tiffany's,
    I really do believe in you...
    Hurry down the chimney tonight"

    (stlyrics.com)
    - the VIDEO with Kylie Minogue (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

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