Tuesday, 12 December 2017

YOUR CHRISTMAS MUSIC


A PRESENT FOR YOU
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In honour of our readers from all over the world, here are some Christmas songs from most of those countries, and a couple more. We love having you here. We have nearly 12,000 hits on the blog since last Christmas when we started. Thankyou!


Note, if there is anything untoward in the languages I do not understand, I am unable to know. 


This unusual but beautiful song from Russia, written from Mother Mary’s point of view has English language lyrics if you click on the title under the video:






Kristina Meganck: "Adoração dos Pastores", Portuguese Christmas Song :





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AH_kWFC3cIU


Portuguese Christmas cake


Latin America






You can’t get more American than Jazz and White Christmas, a very smooth arrangement:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p6mvjnhwrEs



Christmas in Finland






Polish 

Mazowsze - 1992 - Kolęda Bóg się rodzi - PDTV (Mazovia - 1992 - Christmas carols are born - PDTV) :





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xlEhlNNJd9A



A Polish Nativity play.


Creative Commons - Himmeli Weinachten Strohstern


African Children’s Choir -Do you hear what I hear?






Korean Pop (k-pop) Lonely Christmas:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qCPFK61Yu3M



Boney M. was a German vocal group created by “ German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany the four original members of the group's official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maisie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from  Aruba. “ -Wikipedia . The film clip was set in Russia at a time when very few Westerners saw the country. The song reached no. 1 on the UK charts in 1978. 


Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord - Boney M :





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hxm1FlLSfe4



Christmas in Vietnam by Helen’s recipes





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_mpc37sRXZY



Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) - Alex Boye' ft. Genesis Choir :





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a0mT-zNxRMw



A Rawandan Christmas:


link to Rawandan Christmas



Friar Alessandro - Adeste Fideles (O Come all Ye Faithful) the video is set in Bethlehem: 





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_z_bE6b-WiA



Indonesian traditional band performing Christmas and New Year songs in Singapore:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0vt1gfWWA




Oh Holy Night in the original French and English, performed in Vienna by a pair of Italians:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8



In Spain: Gloria in excelsis Deo





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zhhYIZJj6rk



For the deaf, and anyone, 

Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pRhjWdr-LAA



Public domain



Stille Nacht (silent night) from Germany:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yv4SeeMhL4



Sung in Thai and English , คริสต์มาสเป็นเวลา - Christmas is a Time to Love cover by Jannine Weigel (พลอยชมพู) :





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ07e70YHjw



Kings College Cambridge, England - The Holly and the Ivy:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l7eHtDtZ7hs



Belly dancing from Canada! :





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vBVAUE41XHA



French traditional carol






Champs Élysées Paris in December by Andreas Saebjoernsen



The Bell song from Ukraine:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gUrcutYBx1o


Americans Dolly Parton and gospel singers belt out Go Tell it on the Mountain:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3nPFUh4j2OM



Joyful Christmas song from India:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zTvMH38tILk



Joy to the World from Ireland:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmIddF7DfQ



Moscow Ballet- Russian Dance from The Nutcracker, a ballet traditionally performed at Christmas:





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E-9pDVj2ejw





John Lennon and Yoko Ono - “Merry Christmas/War is over”, from Britain and Japan:





Christmas in Tokyo:

Public Domain by Kure.


Australian language carol (you might have to look up some of the words! )









Please comment below.

4 comments:

Rina said...

What an extraordinary labour of love! And I do mean labour -- this was a lot of work. Such a great gift to us. A brilliant selection. I'll be listening bit by bit over the season. Thank you, and a merry and blessed Christmas to you and everyone. To those who don't celebrate Christmas, peace and happiness over the season.

Running on empty said...

Thankyou, Rina, and a blessed Christmas to you too!

Badger said...

Well,well, well,,, Bless your cotton socks,,, good on yer Sheila,,, that is the best Christmas present I have had in years, music, your hard work and the thought behind it is more precious then you will ever know,, thank you from the bottom of my heart. May you and your family find peace and love in your soul and have a beautiful Christmas and new year, the nostalgia, love, pride, friendship, grace, happiness and sadness are all there, pray for those less fortunate then ourselves and think of them and bless everybody,, merry Christmas to you all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsYnhVITf9E&index=38&list=PLauDZIzYAZ7XhfjNAr6Eg9v9PtT5guOfj

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGyeuCEAyWU&index=25&list=PLauDZIzYAZ7XhfjNAr6Eg9v9PtT5guOfj

KEthical Politics said...

Such a nice blog.....I will listen to each song while making dinner. Thank you....Merry Christmas to all.