Christmas songs: Music from Wales/the UK – Shakin’ Stevens

Shakin’ Stevens is a Welsh rock and roll singer. Here’s one of my favourite christmas songs: “Merry Chrsitmas Everyone“:

Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your visits, comments and suggestions! ;-)

Christmas Songs: Music from Kenya – Kenyan Boys Choir

The Kenyan Boys Choir is one of the most popular african male voice choirs, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Listen to their version of “O Holy Night”:

Christmas Songs: Music from France – concentration musique de l’école Massé

Noel des enfants du Monde is a french christmas songs. Listen to this version of the school choir from Massé:

Christmas Songs: Music from Mexico – Coro y Orquesta Ecos en el Desierto

Coro y Orquesta Ecos en el Desierto are a mexican orchestra from Torreón. Listen to their great version of “Venid, fieles todos”:

Christmas Songs: Music from Brazil – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

Sergio Mendes is a brazilian composer, pianist and arangeur from Rio de Janeiro. He also formed up the group Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66. Listen to their song “The Christmas Song”:

Christmas Songs: Music from Ghana – Efya, Eazzy & OJ Blaq

Efya, Eazzy and OJ Blaq are all musicians from Ghana. Listen to their version of the christmas classic “We wish you a very christmas”:

Music from the UK – Fynnjan

Listen to the song “The Spirit of Christmas” by 11-year-old UK boy called Fynnjan with Aspergers Syndrome. It’s raising money to help special educational needs provision in mainstream schools for children with autism and Aspergers – primarily through the National Autistic Society and Nordoff Robbins music therapy. I’m very impressed of this!

Thanks for this suggestion Paul!

Music from the US – The Pentatonix

Pentatonix is a five-member a cappella group. consisting of Mitch Grassi (tenor), Scott Hoying (baritone), Avi Kaplan (bass), Kirstie Maldonado (mezzo-soprano) and Kevin Olusola (beatbox), originally from Arlington, Texas, USA.

Each year they publish at least one christmas song cover , this one is a new one from 2013 “Little Drummer Boy ” do you know the stoy behind ??

Little Drummer Boy (“The Little Drummer”) is an American Christmas song. It tells the story of a poor boy who can not afford it  to make a gift to the newborn Jesus  and thus plays with the consent of the Virgin Mary for him on his drum. Miraculously, the newborn seems to understand and smiles at him gratefully.

Christmas Songs: Music from the UK – Jona Lewie

Jona Lewie(born 1947) is a british pop musician from Southampton. I was listening to his song “Stop The Cavalry” while my driving lesson today, and it’s one of my favourite messages for christmas ;)

Have a merry christmas too! Enjoy the time with your family and your friends.

Christmas Songs: Music from the US – James Apollo

James Apollo, born in 1984, is an US-american singer from Arkansas. Listen to his nice christmas song “Ho Ho, Ho Hum”: