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Christmas Carols for Children

Updated on June 3, 2014

Christmas can't be far away, the marketing blitz has begun, festive music fills the air wave and the shopping malls, people organizing celebrations and there have been more than a few sightings of Santa.

There is so much that parents can do to prepare their children to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. There is not better way for children to spread a little Yuletide cheer than singing joyful Christmas songs like "Jingle Bells" at the top of their voice.

Christmas is a time of special music. There are songs of every kind for this time of the year. For those who see the magic of the Yuletide season most clearly through the eyes of children, there are plenty of great kids carols to go around.

Singing with kids make Christmas celebrations all the more enjoyable and lively.

Here are some of my favourites, come on gather around and sing some Christmas songs.


I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

For many years now, fathers have been dressing up in white beards and red suits around the Christmastime. It was Tommie Connor who wrote this little song in 1952 and he was lucky enough to have 12-year old Jimmy Boyd record it, in a version that sold nearly 2 million copies in the first year.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

In 1932 J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie wrote the words and music of this song but no music publisher was interested in the song because it was a "kiddie tune" and kiddie tunes were known to be uncommercial.

At the time Coots was writing special material for comedian Eddie Cantor, to whom he showed the song. But even Cantor was about to turn it down for his radio show, until his wife Ida persuaded him to give it a try - this was near Thanksgiving in 1934 and of course it was an instant hit. The radio audience went wild over the song.Since then there have been many recordings of the "Santa Claus is Coming to town" The popular version were the one recorded by Bing Cosby, The Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.

Sant Claus is Coming to Town
Sant Claus is Coming to Town

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started life as a poem created by Robert May. He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed by Department Stores at Christmas! This marketing ploy was a massive success and approximately 2.5 million Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer poems were given away in the first year of its publication!

In 1949 the singer Gene Autry introduced "Rudolph" at Madision Square Garden in New York City in 1949. He recorded a musical version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer composed by Johnny Marks.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

For most of us" Jingle Bells" has come to be synonymous with Christmas. James Pierpont wrote it in 1857 for a Thanksgiving program for the Boston Church, where he taught Sunday School.

He titled his song "The One Horse Open Sleigh" and made the rhythm so jaunty and the words so catchy that his 40 students learned it instanly. A friend of Pierpont's admiring the song, called it "merry little jingle" and helped give the tune the name by which we know it today. The children's first performance was such a success that they were asked to repeat it at Christmas time,

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

I have a few more favourites like Away In a Manger, Little Drummer Boy and Frosty the Snowman, but they are a bit long for young children to memorize. I have notice that some songs when sung by very young children during Christmas pageant or school program, they learn hand gestures and motions to go along with the chorus. I guess this is one way to get them enthusiastic about learning the song, as well as help them remember the words more easily.

I must admit that most Christmas songs that I knew now are songs that I have learned when I was a child, it just stay in you mind and in your hearts forever.

How about you what are you favourite Children's Christmas Carols?

Here are some Christmas songs from YouTube, I hope you enjoy them and Have a Merry Christmas !!!!


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Away In a Manger

Joy to the World

Joy to the World

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What Are Your All-Time Favourite Christmas Carols?

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    DON NADIE01 4 years ago

    I love¡¡¡ Christmas carols¡¡¡...

    We wish you a merry christmas

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    lilly 4 years ago

    At Christmas me and my family are going up to the mainland

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    tasia 4 years ago

    I LOVE TO SING

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    trisha and dawn 4 years ago

    so amazing i love it its so wonderful GREAT

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    Mary 4 years ago

    I like it very mach!!

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    Gracie 4 years ago

    I love the songs there so cool!!:)

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    gabriella 4 years ago

    im trying to find a christmas song to sing in chours

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    Anonymous 4 years ago

    I like DECK THE HALLS

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    sara 4 years ago

    Love it

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    sharon 4 years ago

    very useful , and i like very much

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    Kenny 5 years ago

    I love these songs . They were awesome.

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    Ja Lissa 5 years ago

    i love these song they rock!!!!!!!!!

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    alisha 5 years ago

    All the songs r g8 except away in manger

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    chloe 5 years ago

    really good songs wish i coud print and sing carols

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    Emma 5 years ago

    I think all your songs are

    Fantastic. The best one I like is

    Joy to the world .

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    latwannaallen 5 years ago

    i love christmas

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    me 5 years ago

    great songs very simple

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    epicurioua 5 years ago

    i love your carols

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    A person you dont know BUT TRUST ME THE PERSONS AWESOME! 5 years ago

    Thanks I love singing Christmas carols around the house FIVE STARS!

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    ^^happy 5 years ago

    very exciting

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    MART RAINIER YULAS 5 years ago

    I LOVE IT! ITS SO COOL!!!!

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    Tom 5 years ago

    enjoyed it.

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    kacy 5 years ago

    good songs but wish come and join the celebration was there

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    jordyn 7 years old 5 years ago

    thease are wouldful songs.

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    john paul 5 years ago

    ito ang hinahanap ko kasi nangangailangan kami ng kanta pampasko na english kasi yung kinakarolingan namin gusto english

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    keely 5 years ago

    i loved the songs i sang the to my family last christmas my singing is coming on very good.

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    Mikayla just welcomed Nick to Ravenskye City! 5 years ago

    THEY ARE LOVEY SONGS.

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    rinky 5 years ago

    Awesome!!!

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    Christmas 5 years ago

    Christmas is my favorite holiday ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    sarah 5 years ago

    there are lovely carols.thank you for sharing.Its fun

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    Rachel 5 years ago

    I like the carols too

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    ashlie and antionette 5 years ago

    we love the songs that are here . we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year 2012

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    Alayna 5 years ago

    good website!!!

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    chloe 5 years ago

    really good to lean and happy christmas. thank you very much

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    chloe barwell 5 years ago

    i like thease song they are christmas rock songs:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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    Romano Arnesto 5 years ago from Philippines

    What a lovely collection of Christmas songs! Thanks for sharing MM!

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    mimi 5 years ago

    I love it very much. it is exactly what i want to find for my kids. good job man!!

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    Lauren Kelley 5 years ago

    I love this web-site! I'ts so cool!!!

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    Xmas girl 5 years ago

    @cheyenne

    I used to go to that church until i had to move because of my hubby's job

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    jake 5 years ago

    i love yuor songs

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    joshua22883 5 years ago

    loveALL THEE SONGS FELIZ NAVIDAD COOL DECK THE HALLS EVERYTHING IS AWSOME

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    Piper 5 years ago

    I Love singing it is my passion so this site is really cool beacause christmas is my favorite holiday of the year!

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    kaya 5 years ago

    Christmas is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    cheyenne 5 years ago

    i am singing all these songs at my church my church is called trinity assembly it is in florida

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    Darrel Mott 5 years ago

    I love this carols cose in the school, I´ve got a exam, and I must sing a carol

    THANKS!!!!

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    jm 5 years ago

    Dear people I love silent night because it talks about the lord

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    Briana126 5 years ago

    I really loved Deck The Halls.

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    Bharati 5 years ago

    i was searching carols for my children and i liked all very much. i wish some more carols next time.

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    Nancy 5 years ago

    I love, i love your songs very much. Joy to the world my sunday school kids really enjoy it.

    happy christmas to all

    blessings

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    JESSICA 5 years ago

    THE BEST SONG WAS FELIZ NAVIDAD

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    Martina Demanuele 5 years ago

    I like all the songs and most are Silet Night because I need to sing it and Joy To The World because I am a drumer and I need to know the words by heart GREAT JOD :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!P.S I AM MALTESE

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    lee 5 years ago

    i love it lol

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    kaylat 5 years ago

    christmas is great

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    Akshita is a Nightmare Slayer! 5 years ago

    besssssst songgsss

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    Ashleigh 5 years ago

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    kane 5 years ago

    i love all of tham because they are brilliant songs like jingle bells and deck the halls

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    Tiffany 5 years ago

    I like your songs.

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    Rachel 5 years ago

    good songs

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    ashley 5 years ago

    I love those songs even the one called I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus and it actually there dads all the time in a white beard and dressed up in Santa clauses suit he wears every Christmas. Those song are cool awesome Margery fun to sing

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    Darcey 5 years ago

    These are really christmasy songs nice and peaceful and a nix mix of rock and sweet I say this website is the most sucsecful and brillant childrens carols website well done

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry christmas and a happy new year!

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    Katie 5 years ago

    This music touches my heart...."away in a manger no crib for a bed the lit... sorry have to go and Merry christmas everyone!

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    Darcey 5 years ago

    That was so soft and beautiful lovely for practising for services.Another good thing is that there soft and sweet songs and rock carols so its a very peacful mix and to everybody who is reading this I wish you a merry christmas

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    LUCY ANN 5 years ago

    I LIKE THE SONGS BECAUSE AT SCHOOL WE HAVE A CHOIR AND IM IN IT WE SING RUDOLF THE RED NOSE REINDEER AND JINGLE BELLS ROCK BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY PUT THE FIRST BIT OF RUDOLF BECAUSE I DONT KNOW IT SO I HAVE TO LEARN IT I KNOW THE START YOU KNOW DASHER AND DANCER BUT, I DO NOT KNOW THE REST

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    Bernadette 5 years ago

    My 3 year-old son listens to it and said that it was a beautiful music.

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    poppy 5 years ago

    i love away in a manger

    I KNEW IT OFF BY HEART WHEN I WAS ONLY 4YRS OLD

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    lillie 5 years ago

    all the songs help me practise for a chrismas play at school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    latecia 5 years ago

    i luv FELIZ NAVIDAD i really luv and i mean luv every song, i hope every one has a great christmas santa will be coming soon by people. sincerely

    latecia blanca beltran.

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    temari11 5 years ago

    this is a really good website

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    Lily Rahman 5 years ago

    I luv all ov dem buh OH COME YE ALL FAITHFUL is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    meganquinn12 5 years ago

    these are the best christmas carols

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    Carmen and Carlos Pastor Garcia 5 years ago

    I am from Spain and i was looking for some christmas carols and i found this web with my brother Carlos, this songs are fantastic but we were thinking why dont you put jingle bell rock as a video and we have two more songs that we sing in our school that you could write and put videos, one of them is LET ALL THE PEOPLE REJOICE and the other one is, WE HAVE FOUND HIM by by

    from Carmen and Carlos Pastor Garcia.

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    xavier 5 years ago

    i love these , there awsome

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    Casey Hunt 5 years ago

    these are great songs my class loved them.

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    the awesome one 5 years ago

    i luv all the awesome songs especially i saw mommy kissing santa clause that was my fav. luved it. plus it is almost christmas. can't wait!

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    angelina 5 years ago

    I like the christmas carols i like i saw mommy kissing santa claus, santa claus is coming to town,rudolph the red nose reindeer,jingle bells,jingle bell rock

    ,we wish you a merry christmas,and twleve days of christmas.

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    emily 5 years ago

    i love santa claus is comimg to town

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    sarah 5 years ago

    that is a lovely christmas night song with loads of relaxing

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    unknown 5 years ago

    cool

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    ellie lewis 5 years ago

    I LOVE ALL THE SONGS I CAN`T STOP SINGING THEM

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    aiden 5 years ago

    i love jingel bells

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    aiden 5 years ago

    very good

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    Madina123 5 years ago

    i like these carols we sing some at school

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    Kimberley 5 years ago

    I lile it if you would be able to put on Little Star and I t was on a starry night when the hills were bright.Hope you have a nice xmas everybody.Next week on Monday it is Halloween.Thanks for my advice and you advice too.

    Your sincerely

    Kimberley.

    xxx

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    kesha 6 years ago

    i love jingle bells

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    LEXE 6 years ago

    ALL THESE CHRISTMAS SONGS MAKE ME CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    nithya 6 years ago

    i love these songs

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    hero christian navarro 6 years ago

    ang ganda more learnings......

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    Supriyo Mallick 6 years ago

    Thanks for the nice carols

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    annabel 6 years ago

    can you guys make new songs like midnight and we three kings and starlight all those new songs if you dont know

    where to get it just come to montpelier primary school

    it is at w5 2qt ealing brodway at london and when you come to the reception ask for miss Goodals and you can make millions because our schoolis going to give you millions IF you get those congs we asked for

    LOVE ANNABEL 5EH MISS HAYWARDS CLASS

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    MM Del Rosario 6 years ago from NSW, Australia

    Thank you very much for all your comments. Over the years I have compiled Christmas carols for kids and I have added more You Tube videos, so you can sing along. Enjoy and have fun in singing the carols. Thanks for visiting and I hope you will come back next year. Have a Blessed Christmas.

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    grace 6 years ago

    Ilove cristmas song and my birthday

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    Christmaslover2346 6 years ago

    i love carols. thanks for the great songs. my fav. is i saw mommy kissing santa claus.

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    ivelisse 6 years ago

    i love these carols

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    Tinuke 6 years ago

    I love the songs and how they where composed,they sound beautiful and made someone to know that the Lord,Jesus Christ came to life on earth,to save me and you from Sins.

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    Kaityn 6 years ago

    Wow thanx for all those christmas carols and videos they were awsome i mostly come to this web site to look at the christmas carols

    thanx again

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    Sharon 6 years ago

    What a wonderful collection of Christmas songs!

    Would love to find a Kris Kringle song for preschoolers if anyone has one out there.

    God bless you!

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    Himani Gupta 7 years ago

    I love all the Cristmas Carols because they bring a spirit of joy to us about Christmas but from my side the best carol which I like is Jingle Bells.

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    Iman 7 years ago

    i love them so much i can't stop singing

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    SamiAnne 7 years ago

    I was wondering why i was getting so many views on my twelve days of Christmas video on you-tube from hub.com. While my hub pages showed i was getting no views. the views are coming from you site. And it is a nice! you did a wonderful job. you must get tons of views a day.

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    Madison 7 years ago

    Christmas is the best time of the year for me because I get to spend time with my family and listen to christmas music withmy family! The songs are great for the kids to listen to because they learn about Jesus. the music got me into the mood toread the bible sing about JESUS!