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Christmas Traditions Around the World! Learning about how each different culture celebrates this joyous holiday
Christmas International - A place to discuss international Christmas customs
101 SantaClaus.com. Santa Claus Greetings, Santa Claus Ecards, Free Christmas Greetings From 101Santa-Claus.Com
A Vintage Christmas. Cool stuff here, including a Christmas resolution tree and two pages of antique cards! Also, send a note to Santa.
All About Christmas. The fine art of surviving Christmas is easy! Plan a great holiday party. Pick the perfect Christmas tree. Give perfect gifts. Save time and money. Actually enjoy the holidays this year! All About Christmas will show you the way.
Audrey's Christmas Page, featuring Christmas music, coloring pages, crafts, skits and plays, worksheets and recipes. A great resource during the Christmas break for moms, dads and others caring for kids!
Bad Dog Blues: Christmas. Great description of a musical area that I know nothing of: Christmas Blues Songs.
Baker, Christopher R. Online Christmas Songbook. Good source, with excellent links. Glad to see this excellent resource back on line (January 16, 2005)
Bramley, Rev. Henry Ramsden and Sir John Stainer, eds., Christmas Carols New and Old (London: Novello Ewer & Co., ca. 1871). A scanned copy can be found at Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol, a site that features information and activities relating to "A Christmas Carol." Visitors can learn about the story, send holiday cards, play games and even ask Scrooge a yes or no question.
ChoralNet. The Internet Center For Choral Music. Recommended!
Chris Hill’s Christmas Carols and Songs A recommended site, one of the largest on the Internet. Chris' site contains many carols that you will not find here. Also check out her A Christmastime Celebration site, plus her main site, Home and Holidays.
The Christmas Archives contains a large amount of Christmas-related information.
Christmas Carol Guide. A Christmas carols site which has lyrics, ring tones and some desktop wallpaper. Check it out.
Christmas Carols and Christmas Songs -- plus associated sites featuring recipes, quotations and jokes.
Christmas Carols for Rabid Fans, football fans should enjoy this site (if their teams are Green Bay, Denver, Chicago, or Pittsburgh).
Christmas Carols in Esperanto: Gene Keyes, "Yuletide Carols / Jula Karolaro."
Ronald M. Clancy, The Christmas Classics series promises to be an excellent series.
Christmas Humor, including carols, poems, stories and other resources.
Christmas Jokes.co.uk Take a care here; some readers may find some content objectionable, although there is also other good stuff.
Christmas Magazine. Great resource for Christmas, including entertaining, boutique, magazine, spirit, decorating and e-cards. Both in English and German.
Christmas Music Box A good source for non-English carols (plus English translations)
Christmas Music Lovers. Terrific little site; well organized. Worth the time to visit.
Comedy Bytes! Christmas Funnies An assortment of Christmas humor.
Egan, Bill. Bill Egan's CHRISTMAS WORLD, Great place to visit, especially for International Christmas customs, as well as links to his and others' "Silent Night" sites, including Silent Night Museum and Silent Night -- The Original Sheet Music. Recommended.
Free Christmas Cards Online Free Christmas e-greetings for all your holiday card needs.
Free Christmas Carol Sheet Music. Free sheet music for Christmas Carols in PDF (Acrobat) format, including 4-part (SATB) settings and lead sheets, plus lyrics and MIDI files. All of it free! Excellent!
Garden, John and Aylwen, Earthly Delights: Xmas Carols A serious look at the dance of caroling. Recommended.
Guide to Secret Santa It's Christmas time, yay eggnog! So here's a guide on how to do a Secret Santa. If you're not familiar with the concept, they go over the rules as well as few hints, tips and ideas for Secret Santa gifts.
Gutteridge, Chris, The Waits Website. A wealth of information concerning these English musicians. Excellent.
Homes and Holidays Family and Fun. Chris Hill's highly regarded, family-friendly site, including "My Holiday Place." Hundreds of Christmas stories, poems and Carols. On the web since 1996. Recommended.
International Lyrics Playground. Excellent source for carols, with over 460 offerings. Recommended.
J's Magic Free Christmas Graphics Galleries. Numerous free graphics, animations, poetry, and Christmas stories.
Virtual Sheet Music's Christmas Carol Collections. Some free Christmas sheet music files, plus Christmas Sheet Music collections in PDF file format as well as audio MIDI, Mp3 files and Mp3 music accompaniment files. Most collections also include Interactive Sheet Music for online playback, transposition and more.
La Christmas. A Valuable Christmas Directory and Information Resource.
The Laffatorium Christmas humor, including carols.
"Messiah" Page from the Antipas, includes an appreciation and explanation of "Messiah" together with lyrics and MIDI files. Excellent resource.
Mistletunes. "The ho-ho-home of a rock 'n roll Christmas." Includes Reggae, Soul/R&B, Rap, Blues, Punk, Surfin' Xmas, Topical, Novelties and 'Eras."
Molloy, Andrew, Santa's Net -- plus traditions and recipes. Check out whether you are on the "Good or Bad" list.
The Music Shoppe Includes original compositions and MP3 files of Christmas arrangements.
Office for Christmas Songs. Looking for a song that you can't find here? Try the Office for Christmas Songs at the Styrian Center for Folk Musik, located in Graz, Austria. Several languages are supported. Just send in your request; they have an extensive index of their collection, which includes over 6,000 songs.
Rivers, Bob. Bob Rivers’ Twisted Tunes Website. Click on The Vault to hear the songs and see many of the lyrics.
Santa Claus FUN, Phone Calls, Letters and Games!! Personalized LIVE calls from Santa (conversation recorded on CD), letters from Santa (that smell like cookies!), plus tons more cool Santa fun for 2004 - even a Reindeer Cam!!!!!
Santa Land. Taking you back to an era of Holiday Traditions we remember as Children. Send a letter to Santa, read holiday stories, Find Christmas carols, lyrics, and arts and crafts. Find Christmas recipes and care for that holiday plant Santa gave you. Track Santa on Christmas Eve.
Santa’s Favourites: Carols and Songs Plus other Christmas resources.
Santa's Postbag. Visit this fun site to write to Santa, Christmas craft projects, decorations you can make, recipes, gifts to make, articles, music, quizzes, puzzles, history and much more.
Smith, Joshua, Christmas-Carols.net A number of carols, including some not found on this site.
Suguiyama Kohji, MIDI Files of Christmas Carols, especially valuable for Korean and Japanese language versions of carols, plus the MIDI files.
Sweatshop Christmas Carols by "MSN", 1998
The Wassail Page!!!! The Web's Wassail Epicenter!!, a source for many wassail songs you'll find here. Also has pages discussing the history of wassail, recipes of wassails, literary text allusions to wassail, and more. Recommended.
Withe and Stone "Pre-Raphaelite" holiday and other music by sung and performed by Jan and John Corbin Goldsberry on period instruments...including free MP3 (full length; no 30-second snippets).
YuleLoveIt. World's Largest Collection of Christmas graphics!
Active Bible Church of God & Student Christian University Bible Association, which contains excerpts from Clement A. Miles, Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan (T. Fisher Unwin, 2nd Edition, 1912) on the following topics:
ChristmasFinest.com. Christmas links, forums, and newsfeeds. They also feature a Christmas Site of the Week. This site was so honored in September, 2007.. Links to sites for kids. "The Internet offers a vast collection of Christmas-themed sites, but a great many of them really aren't worth your time. Look to these sites and pages for holiday fun. All are kid-tested and parent-approved."
Christmas Freebees, from The Free Site. Programs, screen savers, and lots of other "freebees" related to Christmas.
Christian Lyrics - Your source for all your Christian music lyric needs.
Christian Web Hosting Truepath Christian Web Hosting provides reliable and easy-to-use web hosting in a Christian-centered environment.
Choral Public Domain Library. Fabulous collection of choral music ... in the public domain. If you're looking for choral music, check out this site.
Corporate Entertainment Event Management - A specialist directory for people looking for Corporate Entertainment, Team Building and Event Management in the UK
Cyber Faith - Catholic Resources for People of Faith. Formerly CatholicNet. MIDI files have disappeared as of January 30, 2002.
HappyChristmas.com. Lots of Christmas-related resources at this colorful site.
J. Ashley Hall - Free Choral Music Arrangements. Free choral arrangements, including various SATB/TTBB Christmas pieces (e.g., Away in a Manger, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Gabriel’s Message, O Holy Night, etc.). While some settings are a capella, others include piano, violin, cello, flute, and guitar."
Lovely Christmas. is a magical time of year for both adults and children. Our advice will help you enjoy every moment of it.
MELOmag Magazine :: Creative Art Form From Around The Globe
Sunny's Celebrations, especially for her Christmas recipes and multi-lingual banners.
All Holiday Treasures. Wide array of Christmas lights, décor and unique gifts.
The Antique Christmas Lights Museum. Marvelous site containing information about the development of electric Christmas lighting in America during the 1900-1950 time period, the years this collector considers to be the Golden Age of electric Christmas lighting.
Artificial Christmas Trees. A huge selection of unlit and prelit Christmas trees and Christmas decorations.
Artificial Christmas Trees. Balsam Hill’s mission is to present the highest quality artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands to our customers.
Bronners. Home to over 50,000 gifts and trims for all seasons and reasons, Bronners advertises itself as the world's largest Christmas store.
Candle Making: A How to Guide for Beautiful & Fragrant Candles - A visitor reports “My daughter also found a great Christmas craft project that I thought would be fun for you and your visitors.” Thanks for writing, Joan!
Christmas at Buy Costumes. The Christmas pages at the Buy Costumes web site has an extensive selection of Christmas and Holiday-related costumes varying from inexpensive children's costumes to expensive adult costumes, and plenty of decorations and party supplies, too!
Christmas At The Zoo. Great decorations and a huge selection of stuffed animals. Located in the Pearl district of Portland, Oregon.
Christmas Decorations. SuperWholesaler.com has a large selection of wholesale products for retail stores, school fundraisers, ebay drop shipping, home parties, flea markets, mall kiosks, office parties, weddings and more. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Christmas Decorations Store. Christmas decorations store offers traditional Christmas ornaments, gifts, stars, accessories, wreaths, garland, cards, gold Christmas ornaments and more shopping along with Christmas gifts.
Christmas Lights. Endless selection of Christmas lights. Choose wattage and string length, as well as color, brightness, LED lights and more.
Christmas Lights Etc. offers a wide range of Christmas lights from LED to mini and icicle lights to bush lights. If you are looking for artificial Christmas trees, we also have you covered. Our pre-lit trees come in a variety of sizes perfect for your decorating needs.
Christmas Tree World, one of the UK's leading suppliers of artificial Christmas Trees in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes to suit every home (with free UK Mainland Delivery & 10 Year Warranty with every tree).
Christmas Ornaments - The Christmas People - Online retailer of fine Christmas decorations, ornaments, stockings and Christmas party supplies.
Christmas Tree Farms at Gardens.Com. Find a Christmas Tree Farm in your area at this site, which includes a US map and list of Christmas Tree Farms by state.
Christmas Tree Storage. Store artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and ornaments safely for years of use.
Christmas Wreaths and Christmas Centerpieces - Fresh Maine Balsam Fir. Buy Christmas wreaths and Christmas centerpieces online, hand-crafted using fresh Maine balsam fir, shipped directly from the Maine woods to your door.
Commercial Christmas Decorations. A large selection of home and commercial Christmas decorations including giant trees, wreaths, garlands, and figures, outdoor Christmas decorations, and much more.
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Denver Illuminations. Denver's Premier Lighting Specialists, including Christmas Light Installation, Wedding and Event Lighting services.
Downtown Decorations, Inc. has the most comprehensive selection of commercial holiday decorations in the country. Our products are featured by hundreds of clients throughout North America and are often seen at the nation’s finest shopping centers, colleges and universities, municipalities, and event venues.
Holiday Ornaments. Choose from 1,600 personalized holiday ornaments and personalized collectibles.
Holly & Ivy, Ltd. Home & garden decor, collectables, gifts and Christmas year round. Located at 416 S. McLoughlin Blvd., Oregon City, Oregon.
Holy Land Cellular Wallpapers, Backgrounds, and Video Clips - Christian-themed mobile backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards and video clips made for your cellular phone.
For Happy Seasons. We offer Christmas decors and displays for the lowest prices. Shop our Christmas online catalog and save 10-35%. Our online store is your one-stop shop for Christmas home decorations.
LED Description - Find a large selection of LED Christmas lights and holiday decor.
LED Christmas Lights Guide. LED Christmas lights in a huge selection, with more sizes and options.
My Christmas - The Christmas Tree Specialists. Online Christmas Decorations - Whimsical, fun and fabulous Christmas decorations and trees. On-line and now in their Melbourne store!
Nativity Sets. NativitySets.com is a premier online retailer of nativity sets in the world. You’ll find the largest selection of nativity sets at great prices! Cool stuff here! Check it out.
Ornaments & More! Meaningful and fun ways to have your Christmas tree tell “The Story of Your Family’s Life” with unique personalized ornaments. FREE personalization of the name of the recipient and year, and we take our personalization to another level with ideas that will create a truly customized, cherished keepsake, all free of charge.
Outdoor LED Christmas Lights. Leading online Christmas retailer in the UK offering the largest range of decorations, Xmas trees and outdoor Christmas lights.
Outdoor Nativity Scene. NativitySceneOutdoor.com offers an outdoor nativity scene with unique artistic design. Built to last with easy assembly and storage. You need to see this nativity set!
Permabloom. Find or create the perfect decoration for your home or gifts for family and friends with Christmas ribbon and artificial Christmas flowers for holiday decorating. They feature a variety of Christmas decorations including Christmas wreaths, ribbons, butterflies and arrangements.
Pre Lit Artificial Christmas Tree, Xmas Trees. Christmas tree shop offering artificial Christmas trees.
Real Christmas Trees. Christmas Farms is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality real Christmas trees, wreathes, and conveniently delivered directly to your home.
Godfrey Rust: Poems and Readings for Christmas. A delightful collection of poems, most of which were written for carol services, and many of which are regularly included in Christmas-tide services throughout the UK. Do not expect Victorian platitudes, however, as some of these poems take an unflinching look at a world in desperate need of salvation, and require an honest look at the world, one's self, and one's faith. In the end, these poems, like the well-known angelic announcements, proclaim the birth of 'God Saves.'
Schwerman Christmas Tree Plantation. "The Natural Christmas Tree Place." Serving Huntsville, Alabama, and surrounding communities from Lacey's Spring.
SeasonScape at Plant Interscapes. This San Antonio, Texas, company provides decoration & tree rentals, as well as professional decorating services for the Holidays.
Sleigh-Bells of Sherwood. Near my former home in Oregon, Sleigh-Bells has been one of my favorite places to be. Open year-round, with a large assortment of Christmas ornaments, villages, and such, plus Christmas trees and wreaths from their large tree farm.
UK Christmas World offers a huge range of Christmas Lights and Xmas Decorations ideal for creating a unique display this Christmas.
101 Christmas Carol e-Cards. A bunch of Christmas e-card, plus lyrics to many carols, quotes from "A Christmas Carol," and Christmas links.
123Greetings. Share the joys of this merry season with your friends, family, acquaintances, and loved ones. Send them our warm and wonderful Christmas ecards. All cards are absolutely free.
Cards from Charity Greetings – Make any occasion extra special by sending a memorable Charity Greetings ecard. It’s quick, easy and you’ll be helping a great cause one card at a time. Paper cards are also available.
Charity Christmas Cards are a UK based supplier of quality Personalised Christmas Cards. Our extensive range of designs from the UK's leading manufacturers are printed to the highest standards and delivered direct to your business. We donate 10p from the sale of each and every card to charity.
Christmas Card Quotes and Messages. Are you at a loss to include just the right sentiment in your Christmas cards? Check out the Christmas Quotes, Funny Christmas Quotes, and Christmas Messages, courtesy of Find Me A Gift.com (and check out their assorted Top 10 Gift Lists).
Christmas Cards. Personalized Christmas Cards - charity Christmas greetings cards online. Serving the UK and Eire.
Christmas Cards Online - We stock a wide range of company Christmas cards at unbeatable prices. Discounts available on all internet orders. Don't delay — order today.
Christmas e-greetings. Spread joy and good cheer and bring smiles to faces ! This collection of free e-cards are just perfect to wish your friends, family and loved ones a very Merry Christmas and fill their hearts with warmth and joy.
Christmas greetings, Christmas cards, Christmas Greeting cards, Christmas ecards from Ecard4all. Christmas is all about togetherness, love, and sharing and giving cakes, gifts. Sent Free e-cards to anyone. Its Free !!!
Christmas-Wishes.com. Christmas Wishes Greetings, Christmas Wishes Ecards, Xmas E-Cards From Christmas-Wishes.Com
Creative Christmas and Holiday Cards. Our Holiday Collection expresses the spirit and tradition of the season. We offer a unique collection of Christmas and creative holiday cards for home and business.
Dover Cards. Over 1,200 free e-cards from Dover Books, selected from their collection printed cards.
Ecardica.com. Free greeting cards (This is a link to their Christmas cards page; lots of other free cards, too!)
Festive Collection. Personalised business Christmas Cards & Calendars, with over 200 exciting designs. We have a vast selection of great card designs and also one of the largest selections of front personalised cards! And you are also helping the cause of our six national charity partners. For every Christmas card purchased, we donate 5p (plus VAT) to them.
Free Christmas Cards Online Free Christmas e-greetings for all your holiday card needs.
Free Christmas greeting cards from HiGreetings.com 'Jingle bells jingle, jingle all the way Santa Claus is coming to town riding on his sleigh'. Yes folks it's that time of the year everything rises in the spirit of the birth of Christ. Send everyone you know our free ecards and make their days all the more merrier.
Free E-Cards Online Christmas Cards. A collection of free e-cards for all occasions. Send beautiful Christmas cards to your family and friends for free!
Free Greeting cards. Merry Christmas, Xmas, Greetings, Cards, Santa, Christmas Greeting Cards.
Fun-Greetings-Jokes.com. Christmas and other e-cards here, plus unique collection of animated and musical free greeting cards, e-cards, fun pages, games, jokes and funny pictures from their main page.
Greetings and Ecards. Merry Christmas ! Share the Christmas spirit, and wish everyone you know. Have Fun on Christmas with Merry Christmas Greeting Cards, Free Xmas e-cards, Christmas Carols, Christmas Greetings.
Letters from Santa. Genuine Letters from Santa, Personalized Nice Certificates, Rudolph Letters, and more, sent directly to Your Child from the North Pole. As Seen in Parenting Magazine. Santa Letters Guaranteed to Amaze Your Child! 100% Money Back Guarantee!
New Year's Greetings. Warm & funny greeting cards, e-cards and cards to connect to your friend, loved one, acquaintance or with someone you haven't been in touch for a while.
Santa Search offers free Christmas e-cards to brighten the holiday season for family and friends. Share the joy of the season!
Shutterfly's Christmas Cards. Transform your favorite photos into customized Christmas cards, invitations, New Year's cards, and Christmas thank-you cards — plus photo books, gifts, calendars, home decor and more. At Shutterfly, you can create a customized card with your family or other photos. Hundreds of designs, styles, themes and formats guarantee a card that is uniquely you. And check out their Holiday Cards and Holiday Address Labels.
Special Santa Letters. Santa Letters with a stamp. Offering Santa's Good list , Coloring page and Christmas stickers. Delight your child this with a special gift from Santa Claus!
Charms (Ecosse) Ltd - Christmas Stationery & Personalised Gifts - Specialist UK based suppliers of Corporate and Family Christmas Cards, Social Stationery and Personalised Gifts
Caryn's Christmas Cheer. Gifts and a good deal more. A part of the proceeds support animal rescues. Check it out.
Christmas Gift Baskets From Appreciation Matters. Our are custom made and include festive and delicious treats that are sure to make anyone smile. We can ship our to anywhere in the United States, which makes your Christmas shopping easy and convenient.
Christmas Gift Ideas - Christmasgiftscento.com gives ideas for Christmas like gift item, Christmas decorations, trees, cakes, music, poems, online gifts, unique gift items etc.
Christian Gift Shop in Israel - The Jerusalem Gift Shop. Christian Gift Shop located in the heart of Jerusalem - gifts from the Holy Land.
Christmas Costumes. Need a costume for Christmas? From the Magi to Santa, many costumes — religious and secular — can be found at this fun site.
Christmas Gifts. Colorful Christmas gifts' tale, e-cards, more Xmas stories, holiday crafts and forum.
Christmas Gifts UK: UK Christmas shopping made easy. 100s of secure online shops.
Christmas Treasures, Inc. - Fine Gifts and Collectibles. Also Home of the World's Tallest Lighted Christmas Tree -- Over 50,000 Lights.
Corporate Christmas Cards. 1st Class Christmas Cards features a large assortment of Christmas and holiday cards especially for corporate use. We have many themes to appeal different audiences, from sedate to humorous. Personalize and preview your holiday cards right on our web site.
Craftbits. Free Christmas Craft advice, Craft Articles and Craft Competitions. "Why buy it when you can make it?"
Do It Gifts - An Excellent Resource For Gifts!
Firejewel.com - Christmas Jewelry Gifts is an online store for light up jewelry crystal gift ideas. All crystal jewelry is made with Swarovski crystals.
Flowers Gifts Shop UK London Online Buy Order Send Flowers Gifts Online. Beautiful fresh Flowers & fine novelty Gifts available Online at discount prices. Free Next Day and Sunday Delivery. Cheap Same Day and Overseas Delivery Services.
UK Gift experience ideas for men & women - Gift Experiences including driving day, pamper spa breaks and flying activity gift vouchers ideas for men & women, special occasions, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, valentines day and Christmas presents.
Gone Digging ... for Personalized Gifts. Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Take a look at our fantastic range of presents, which you can personalise with a name or a personalised message! No matter who you are choosing for, we have something to make sure your loved ones feel extra special this Christmas. Free UK delivery.
HappyChristmas.com – A Unique Gift Shopping site for Christmas and all year round Shopping
Holiday Gifts HQ: categorized resource directory for everything about holiday gifts.
How To Roast Chestnuts. As in the lyric "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire." As it turns out, you can also roast Chestnuts on a grill or in the oven. I haven't tried this out yet, as I lack a source for the Chestnuts themselves, but will be looking soon!
Pudding.Net Christmas recipes and forum: puddings, desserts, cakes, starters, main course, turkey, sweets, chocolates and gifts, cocktails, juices.
Visit Georgie Shops - A directory of online shops for great Christmas shopping.
Ames, Brian M., The Ames Hymn Collection An excellent site with text and MIDI files for more than 350 hymns.
Baptist Hymnals, including 1975 and 1991 editions. From Friendship Baptist Church, Saint Petersburg, Florida. Lots of both MIDI and MP3 files; this site is greatly improved since I first visited it.
Benner, Steve, ed., The Oremus Hymnal The collected hymns from the Episcopal Church, an encyclopedic source of carols and hymns from this religious tradition. Recommended, especially for the Hymnal assets.
CBS Radio Mystery Theater. A terrific destination for those who love Christmas and who love mysteries (as I do). Downloads are free. Here are four to check out:
Cantores Celestes is one of the few women's chamber choirs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They give an annual Christmas concert, and have released two Christmas CDs (one of which is now out of print, unfortunately).
Christian MP3s Reviews and discussions of Christian MP3s and Christian Movies, with links to suppliers.
Christmas Music for Piano and Voice - Christmas Carols. Well-known Christmas carols and hymns along with many lesser-known songs arranged for voice. The arrangements can also be played on piano, either solo or as an accompaniment.
Christmas Music for Piano and Voice - Christmas Carols and Hymns for School and Choir. Christmas carols and hymns arranged for voice and piano. Many arrangements can be sung by a choir or the melody can be taken by a solo performer with accompaniment on the piano.
Christmas Radio Network. Streaming Christmas music 24/7/365! My kind of place.
The Classical Score, an online timeline of music history and hymnology.
Alan Cruise-Johnson and Vincent James, Free Music Score. Christmas and other musical compositions from the very active and talented musical community of New Zealand.
The Cyber Hymnal. Over 3,400 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations—lyrics, MIDI files, scores, pictures, history & more. Searchable, advanced Autoplay feature, free downloads. Recommended.
ELH MIDI Site. MIDI files of hymns from the Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
Festival Singers of Wellington. The web site of the acclaimed New Zealand choir, plus their extensive links page, which contains numerous links to choirs in New Zealand, together with many other musical web sites
Buy Guitars online at www.guitar-finder.com - Thousands of guitars for sale with immediate delivery worldwide.
Hymn Descants. A descant is a counter melody written above the original melody. Its main purpose is to enhance the original melody without overpowering it. It heightens the effectiveness of the worship experience by adding a sense of climax and joy to the hymn. This excellent site will help you better understand this musical technique, as well as provide numerous examples and links. See also the Hymn Descant's Store at LuLu.com
Hymnsite.com, selections from the United Methodist Hymnal, 1981 and The Standard Psalm Tune Book, 1851.
Jordan, Richard, Lutheran Hymnal Online. No text or music were included from this site, which has posted very strong copyright warnings! Contains six Lutheran hymnals, plus other material. For information that you can copy, see The Lutheran Hymnal (see below).
Lutheran Hymnal, The Contains the text of public domain hymns from this hymnal. Authorized by the Synods Constituting The Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1941. Placed in the Public Domain by Project Wittenberg, which also contains hymns and other resources. Both are recommended sites, especially for continuation of the rich German and Scandinavian chorale traditions. Texts of hymns, but no MIDI or other sound files (which are widely available).
Merrifield, Ralph, New Hope Music. Home to Christmas and other Christian hymns and carols, including MIDI files and PDF scores. Excellent!
Sims, Al, Jr., God's Hymns In MIDI Format. All MIDIs, no text. An excellent site.
Harrock Hall Music. On June 1, 2003, Cecil Rigby published Christian Hymn Texts From The Public Domain, a significant collection of over 650 public domain hymns; it is available from Handlo Music. Mr. Rigby has also announced a new service of Harrock Hall Music which will allow an excellent way for composers to publish new compositions and arrangements of sacred choir and instrumental music, while allowing those composers and arrangers to pursue additional publishing options.
Hymn Society of the United States and Canada. Excellent source for hymnals, hymnology, companions, historical reprints, and more.
The Hymn Tune Index, a database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date.
Music Books Plus is one of the best sources for music & audio books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, software & sheet music. We carry over 13,000 titles on every aspect of music. Worldwide shipping. Now optimized for mobile browsers.
MusicEdMagic. At this site you'll find tons of free Christmas and holiday oriented sheet music (as well as hundreds of other free songs) available for download in the free sheet music area of MusicEdMagic. All of the music is arranged as melody only and is intended to be used as material for first or second year instrumentalists to practice with. They make a great handout for kids who want to go home and play some Christmas Carols for their parents.
Music For The Church Of God. Excellent site, especially for those interested in Psalters.
Nicholas Wynne - Pianist & Composer. Numerous excellent compositions and arrangements can be found on this site, especially (but hardly limited to) Hymns and Carols, Chorale-Masses, and Chorale-General. But don't limit yourself to these three; this is a site worth spending an evening with.
Old Time Radio. Here's a great site, with a fun selection of Christmas programs in their Holiday section. In addition to a number of great "A Christmas Carol" versions, there's a bunch of those really funny old-time radio programs ... you know the ones: they know how to get a joke without the use of certain four-letter words!
Radio, Music - Internet Radio Station & free music online guide RadioTower makes it easy to listen to radio and music from around the world. One click access to thousands of Internet radio stations playing free music online. Note: this is fee-based software. I am not a subscriber.
RealLyrics. Lyrics of all genre & ages, including many Christmas lyrics.
QSP Music - Music Drives Our World!
Sacred Carols and Hymns from James Sundquist. Video previews of the beautifully recorded Sacred Carols for Classical Guitar (described as "a timeless masterpiece of instrumental music") and Sacred Hymns for Classical Guitar are available at YouTube for your holiday viewing and listening. CDs available at numerous locations, including Amazon.com, which also has downloadable MP3s. Songs are also available at iTunes.
Sunhawk.com features over 40,000 sheet music titles including a huge selection of Christmas works for a wide variety of ensembles and voicings.
Twelve Month Music. A site which features an innovative method for learning about music, and for learning to play music. This method is based on the guitar and on visualinear tablature, a revolutionary new music notational system.
CBS Radio Mystery Theater. A terrific destination for those who love Christmas and who love mysteries (as I do). Downloads are free. Here are four to check out:
MIDI files, MP3s and PDF scores of several new Christmas carols by Ralph Merrifield at New Hope Music
O Blessed Night. This is a live recording of a performance by the Decatur Civic Chorus, presented December 12, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur in Decatur, Georgia.
A full listing of Air Force Winter Holidays Music can be found at Air Force Winter Holidays Music.
The US Navy Band:
Christmas and other music.
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