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Christmas Music & stories websites

Posted by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM
BJ
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Singing is a fun way to introduce a foreign language. This website offers dozens of holiday songs and carols in English, Spanish, Latin, French, Italian, and German.

http://www.worldwidechristmas.com/songs/

 

 

by on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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by BJ on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:10 PM

 

*A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement Moore - This is also known as The Night Before Christmas. Written in 1822, this is the poem that named Santa's 8 reindeer including, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen.

http://storynory.com/2006/12/17/a-visit-from-st-nicholas/

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by BJ on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM

*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - "This is the classic tale of what comes to those whose hearts are hard. In a series of ghostly visits, Scrooge visits his happy past, sees the difficulties of the present, views a bleak future, and in the end amends his mean ways." (Summary written by Kristen McQuillin)

http://librivox.org/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens/

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by BJ on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM

*Good King Wenceslas - Listen to the Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas and the story behind the song.

http://storynory.com/2010/12/13/king-wenceslas/

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by BJ on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:12 PM

 

*The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry - This short story is about a young couple who are very much in love and also very poor. For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results.

http://librivox.org/the-gift-of-the-magi-by-o-henry/

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by BJ on Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM

*The Elves and the Shoemaker - This traditional fairy tale is a short story about a Christmas gift. A poor shoemaker receives some unexpected help just when he needs it most.

http://storynory.com/2007/12/16/the-elves-and-the-shoemaker/

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