15 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS 2019

15 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS 2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 10th December 2019

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 Crossing the Christmas bridge

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIS

A List of more Christmas Themed Picture Books for the 4-6 year olds

1              The Twelve Dogs Of Christmas-                                      Alison Ritchie & Marisa Morca

2              The Nativity Play-                                                               Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen

3              Shhh!-                                                                                    Julie Sykes & Tim Warne

4              Santa’s Wonderful Workshop –                                         Elys Dolan

5              Aliens Love Panta Claus –                                                 Claire Freedman

6              Last Stop on the Reindeer Express –                                                Maudie Powell-Tuck & Karl James Mountford

7              Santa’s Wish –                                                                       Samuel Langley-Swain (Author)

8              Kipper’s Christmas Eve Board Book –                            Mick Inkpen

9              Mog’s Christmas –                                                               Judith Kerr

10           Dear Father Christmas –                                                     Alan Durant & Vanessa Cabban

11           Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh’s Snowy Day  –                        Andrew    Grey

12           Spot’s First Christmas –                                                      Eric Hill

13           The Queen’s Present (The Queen Collection)-               Steve Antony (Author)

14           Socks for Santa (George’s Amazing Adventures)         Adam Guillain  Charlotte Guillain & Lee Wildish

15           Dear Santa –                                                                          Rache Elliot

16           The Mouse that Cancelled Christmas –                           Madeleine Cook

17           Winnie & Wilbur Meet Santa –                                         Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

18           Snowflakes –                                                                       Cerrie Burnell

19           The Christmas Unicorn                                                      Anna Currey

20           My Naughty Little Sister & Father Christmas        Dorothy Edwards-Author Shirley Hughes-Illustrator

21           Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping by                            Timothy Knapman and Sarah Warburton

22           How to Hide a Lion at Christmas –                                  Helen Stephens

23           Noddy Meets Father Christmas by                                   Enid Blyton

24           Alfie’s Christmas –                                                              Shirley Hughes

25           The Empty Stocking –                                                         Richard Curtis & Rebecca Cobb

 

 

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

In 1522 Henry VIII wrote a Christmas carol “Green Groweth the Holly”. It would be the equivalent of The Queen of England writing a No.1 Christmas song today.

  1. A LINE OR TWO FROM THE SONG “I’M DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

So I sing for you

Though you can’t hear me                 

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

46           Bad Santa featured the ‘f-word’ a grand total of 147 times! Not one for the kids, then…

47           Will Ferrell turned down a jaw-dropping $29 million to make a sequel to Elf

48           In the Nightmare Before Christmas, each character had to have a total of 24 different poses per second of the film

49           Before filming The Santa Clause, Tim Allen adopted Santa’s diet of milk and cookies to help him put on 45 pounds for his role

50           The chances of a White Christmas are just 1 in 10 for England and Wales, and 1 in 6 for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. 05 - I Wish It Could be Christmas Every Day Wizzard 4:35
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

 Watch ALDI CHRISTMAS 2019 TV Ad Here

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

100 Hits: Christmas Legends – Various Artists (Box Set) [CD]

 

Disc 1

  1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  2. Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year) – Frank Sinatra
  3. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como
  4. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) – Nat King Cole
  5. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Dean Martin
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
  7. You’re All I Want for Christmas – Eddie Fisher
  8. Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte
  9. Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong
  10. Merry Christmas – Anne Shelton
  11. Deck the Halls – Mitch Miller and The Gang
  12. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
  13. The Merry Christmas Polka – The Andrews Sisters
  14. Here Comes Santa Claus – Doris Day
  15. Marshmallow World – Vic Damone
  16. Christmas and You – Dave King
  17. O Come All Ye Faithful – Frank Sinatra
  18. Ring Those Christmas Bells – Peggy Lee
  19. Santo Natale – David Whitfield
  20. Ave Maria – Mario Lanza

 

Disc 2

  1. The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot – Nat King Cole
  2. Winter Wonderland – Perry Como
  3. What Child Is This? – Johnny Mathis
  4. This Time of Year – Brook Benton
  5. Silent Night – Frank Sinatra
  6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams) – Bing Crosby
  7. O Christmas Tree – Mario Lanza
  8. The Little Christmas Tree – Nat King Cole
  9. Ole! Santa – Dinah Shore
  10. Mary Had a Baby, Yes, Lord – Paul Robeson
  11. The Christmas Blues – Dean Martin
  12. Christmas in New Orleans – Louis Armstrong
  13. Winter Weather – Peggy Lee
  14. Snow – Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee & Trudy Erwin
  15. That’s What Christmas Means to Me – Eddie Fisher
  16. Song of the Sleigh Bells – June Hutton
  17. Christmas Eve in Fairyland – Gracie Fields
  18. Christmas Can’t Be Far Away – Eddy Arnold
  19. (It’s Gonna Be) a Lonely Christmas – The Orioles
  20. Blue Christmas – Ed Eckstine

 

Disc 3

  1. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  3. Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney – Ella Fitzgerald
  4. Christmas Island – The Andrews Sisters
  5. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Perry Como
  6. We Three Kings of Orient Are – Mario Lanza
  7. Little Donkey – The Beverley Sisters
  8. Frosty the Snowman – Nat King Cole
  9. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer – Bing Crosby
  10. Where Did My Snowman Go? – Petula Clark
  11. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) – Spike Jones
  12. Christmas Alphabet – Dickie Valentine
  13. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Frank Sinatra
  14. Christmas Roses – Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford
  15. Christmas Bells at Eventide – Gracie Fields
  16. The Birthday of a King – Judy Garland
  17. It’s Christmas Time Again – Peggy Lee
  18. One for the Little Bitty Baby (Go Where I Send Thee) – The Weavers
  19. Christmas Day – Eddie Fisher
  20. Suzy Snowflake – Rosemary Clooney

 

Disc 4

  1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – The Weavers
  2. Coventry Carol – Elisabeth Schumann
  3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Frank Sinatra
  4. Cantique De Noel – Georges Thill
  5. The Star of the East – Judy Garland
  6. On a Christmas Day – Lonnie Donegan
  7. O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel) – Mario Lanza
  8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – Bing Crosby
  9. Away in a Manger – Anne Shelton
  10. Jingle Bells – Glenn Miller
  11. The Twelve Days of Christmas – Perry Como
  12. O Little Town of Bethlehem – Dick Haymes
  13. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Frank Sinatra
  14. There’s a Train Out for Dreamland – Nat King Cole
  15. Hello Mr. Kringle – Kay Kyser
  16. Petit Papa Noël – Tino Rossi
  17. Christmas Swing – Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli
  18. St. Nicholas Waltz – Lita Roza
  19. Sleigh Ride – Boston Pops Orchestra
  20. The Santa Claus Express – BBC Dance Orchestra

 

Disc 5

  1. Zat You Santa Claus – Louis Armstrong
  2. Shake Hands With Santa Claus – Louis Prima
  3. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  4. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – Mabel Scott
  5. The Mistletoe Kiss Polka – Margaret Whiting
  6. Mrs. Santa Claus – Nat King Cole
  7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Beverley Sisters
  8. The Fairy On the Christmas Tree – BBC Dance Orchestra
  9. The First Nowell – Dick Haymes
  10. The Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra
  11. Cradle Song – Glenn Miller
  12. Christmas Night in Harlem – Jack Teagarden and Johnny Mercer
  13. Joy to the World – Perry Como
  14. Happy New Year – Judy Garland
  15. Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song) – Bing Crosby
  16. I’m Sending a Letter to Santa Claus – Vera Lynn
  17. The Star of Bethlehem – Richard Crooks
  18. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S – Eddy Arnold
  19. The Virgin’s Slumber Song – Mario Lanza
  20. Christmas in Killarney – The Four Ramblers

 

  1. HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
  1. HISTORY OF TV TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
  1. IT’S A CRACKER

What two things should you never eat before breakfast on Christmas Day? A: Lunch and dinner

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

 

 

BONUS CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW

Santa’s Hat By Allan Brookdale

 

2019 Phil M Robinson