Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 35: A Closer Look at 3 Christmas Carols


Welcome to a festive edition of Busy Kids Love Music Podcast: Episode #35 – A Closer Look at 3 Christmas Carols! As the holiday season approaches, there’s nothing quite like the joyous melodies of Christmas carols to set the festive spirit aglow. In today’s episode, we unwrap the stories behind three timeless classics: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” and “Joy to the World.” Join me on this musical journey as we delve into the origins, evolutions, and fascinating tales that make these carols cherished staples of the season.

Discover the rich tapestry of collaboration that weaves through the decades, shaping the versions of these carols we now hold dear. From lyricists to composers, each iteration carries the mark of artistic minds coming together to create the timeless tunes that have become an integral part of our holiday traditions.

Explore the captivating history of “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and its transformation into a show-stopper for the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. Uncover the power of this carol as it transcends cultural boundaries, becoming a symbol of resilience and celebration.

Prepare to be intrigued as we unravel the surprising story behind one of these carols—a song not originally intended for Christmas at all. The revelation of its unexpected journey to becoming a festive favorite adds an extra layer of charm to its enduring appeal.

Tune in to Episode #35 of Busy Kids Love Music Podcast for a closer look at the enchanting stories behind “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” and “Joy to the World.” From collaborative efforts to unexpected twists of fate, each carol has a unique tale waiting to be discovered.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Busy Kids Play Christmas Music

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Lex Allen)

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Joy to the World

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 35

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with 11 performances of these 3 Christmas Carols.  Check it out here.

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