History of a song – Ding Dong Merrily On High

History of a song – Ding Dong Merrily On High

Next in my History of a Song series is Ding Dong Merrily On High. An orchestral version of this song plays on a Christmas TV show that I like, so off I went to learn more about it. It turns out that this is song is similar to Greensleeves aka What Child Is This?, in...
1979 Disney’s Merry Christmas Songs album TV commercial

1979 Disney’s Merry Christmas Songs album TV commercial

To wrap up this string of Disney-themed Christmas prompts, I thought I’d share this 1979 TV commercial for Walt Disney Studios Merry Christmas Songs. You could get the double album along with a separate storybook album of Dickens’ Christmas Carol for only...
Disney Yule Log Video

Disney Yule Log Video

If you ever wonder what music I listen to while I’m writing CM365 prompts, it’s usually this Disney Yule Log video. The fireplace is pretty, but the 27-minute soundtrack is SO beautiful and uplifting that this is one of my go-tos for music to listen to...
History of a song – Christmas Island

History of a song – Christmas Island

How’d ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? How’d ya like to spend the holiday away across the sea? Summer weather has me singing Christmas Island, and I’d thought I’d like to learn more about the history of this song. The song has a...
Can’t Wait For Christmas podcast

Can’t Wait For Christmas podcast

A reader told me about this cute podcast called Can’t Wait For Christmas. A new episode is published on the 25th of each month, and it’s really fun! They discuss Christmas history, trivia, movies, music, and gift ideas each month. Each episode is around...
Sleep Headphones

Sleep Headphones

Make a very small investment in a pair of sleep headphones. (Affiliate links ahead!) They currently start around $18. You can fall asleep to meditations or peaceful music. The ones I personally use are here. I have used these for years and I really like them.  My kids...