This was our holiday program! We played all sorts of holiday tunes though they were, admittedly, mostly Christmas songs. We heard electronic toy songs, beloved classics, a whole bunch of songs destined to become classics and played songs about how much we love our cat. “Hi Kitty” is a member our family too! In fact, we’re off to find her a super new catnip mouse quite shortly.
I think 2011 might be the year of the kids’ music digital holiday download. It seems like almost EVERYTHING we received for holiday airplay this year was released digital only. The cool thing about that is that it’s super easy for you, dear listener, to snag some last minute holiday tunes for your family. Check out the links in the playlist:
- Spike Jones– “The Night Before Christmas Song”- Let’s Sing A Song of Christmas
- Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips– “Robot for X-Mas”- v/a Kris Kindie
- Twink– “Daisy Doodle”- Itsy Bits and Bubbles
- Esquivel– “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”- Merry Christmas From The Space Age Bachelor Pad
- Tom Glazer– “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”- …Sings Honk, Hiss, Tweet, GGGGG, and Other Children’s Favorites
- Billy Kelly– “That’s How You Know It’s Christmas”- Dear Santa Claus
- Flannery Brothers– “Holiday Lights”- v/a Kris Kindie
- The Re-Bops– “Hot Cocoa”- Mother Goose’s Never Ending Tea Party
- The Jimmies– “Nogturne in C Minor”- Mama Said Nog You Out
- Todd McHatton– “In Your Stocking”- Christmas Songs
- Brett Campbell– “Arthur the Christmas Cat”- v/a Kris Kindie
- Salteens- “I Love My Cat”- Kid Songs
- The Jingle Cats– “Waltz of the Flowers”- Meowy Christmas
- Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke– “Angels We Have Heard On High”- …Sing Songs of Christmas Cheer
- Sufjan Stevens– “The Friendly Beasts”- v/a See You On The Moon!
- Lori Henriques– “Away In A Manger Lullaby in 4/4”- Playing For Christmas
- Ella Fitzgerald– “The Secret of Christmas”- Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
It should be noted that the new album from Twink is not a holiday album at all, but it certainly is fun to hear Mike Langlie play with toys- kind of in the same way it is for me to hear Kid-O play on Christmas morning… so there you go. Be sure to check out the super coloring sheets and paper toys available for download at his site.
Happiest holidays, folks! Whether you are a cat person or a dog person, no matter what you choose to celebrate or not celebrate, Sarah, Kid-O and I wish you all the best. -Amberly