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Christmas Songs Made in America: Favorite Holiday Melodies and the Stories of Their Origins

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Exploring the origins of 50 American Christmas songs from the Civil War to present day, the husband-and-wife writing team presents a treasury of stories to celebrate the season's heartfelt cheer. Two-color art.
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Exploring the origins of 50 American Christmas songs from the Civil War to present day, the husband-and-wife writing team presents a treasury of stories to celebrate the season's heartfelt cheer. Two-color art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581820461
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 7.39 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
I Celebrating the Season
Caroling, Caroling 4
A Holly Jolly Christmas 8
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas 10
Jingle Bells 13
A Marshmallow World 16
Sleigh Ride 18
Winter Wonderland 21
II Hearth and Home
Blue Christmas 26
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 28
I'll Be Home for Christmas 31
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 33
Pretty Paper 35
There's No Christmas Like a Home Christmas 38
III The Holy Season
Away in a Manger 42
Do You Hear What I Hear 46
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 48
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 51
The Little Drummer Boy 58
O Little Town of Bethlehem 62
There's a Song in the Air 68
We Three Kings of Orient Are 71
IV Put on Your Dancing Shoes
The Christmas Waltz 80
Jingle-Bell Rock 82
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree 83
V Santa Claus and Friends
Here Comes Santa Claus 89
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 92
Old Toy Trains 94
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 97
Santa Baby 101
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 104
Up on the Housetop 106
VI Songs from Film and Broadway
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 109
Silver Bells 112
Toyland 116
We Need a Little Christmas 120
White Christmas 123
VII Spirituals
As Joseph Was A-Walking 134
Go Tell It on the Mountain 136
I Wonder as I Wander 138
Mary Had a Baby 140
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow 142
VIII Whimsical Songs
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth 145
The Chipmunk Song 149
Frosty the Snow Man 151
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 154
Suggestions for Further Reading 156
Acknowledgments 159
Index 162
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