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This is a presentation of many of the most popular songs we hear during the holiday season. There is a mix of orchestral, vocal and modern music across sacred and secular music which celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah.
Download the sampler for a preview. Remember, preview files can seem blurry due to restricted upload size. Everything in the download file is of HD quality, and looks awesome on a smartboard or tablets/devices in the classroom.
Blank slides within the design theme have been added at the end of the PowerPoint file. Feel free to add your own slides, which would be perfect for adding assessments unique to your classroom.
The presentations are available in Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac OS and Windows Compatible) and PDF (Adobe Reader recommended).
Included are JPEG files of all of the BLANK TEMPLATE slides where you can add and make this presentation EDITABLE. (Added 12/9/14)
Each piece has a slide dedicated to a little background information, a fun fact, and 1-6 listening examples linked to SafeShareTV. Please make sure your district does not block YouTube or SafeShareTV before attempting to use this product in your classroom. Please note that the download does not contain actual video and audio files. All are internet-based.
WA Mozart: Sleigh Ride
The Nutcracker Suite (Orchestral and Ballet examples of Marche, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dance, Arabian Dance, Chinese Dance, Reed Flutes, and Waltz of the Flowers)
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
12 Days of Christmas
Here We Come A-wassailing
Angels We Have Heard on High
We Three Kings
Carol of the Bells
What Child is This?
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
I Saw Three Ships
O Holy Night
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Joy to the World
Jingle Bell Rock
Where Are You, Christmas?
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Up on the House Top
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Maccabeats (Candlelight, Brave, Miracle, Cups, Burn, Smart Ways to Live)
Some of the artists you will see in the musical examples include:
The Boston Pops
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Straight No Chaser (Male a Capella Group)
The Radio City Rockettes
The Piano Guys
The Oratorio Chorus
King's College, Cambridge
Atlanta Boy Choir
The video links in this presentation are checked every year. If necessary, links are changed and/or updated. Links need replaced when a YouTube user takes down a video. This could be by their own choice, or from a copyright violation. If you notice a link has broken before I have updated the resource for the year, please let me know. I would be happy to make these updates early for you.
EDITED 11/19/2015: Links have been checked and corrections have been made (if necessary).
EDITED 11/27/2017: Links have been checked and corrections have been made (if necessary). Three YouTube-removed links corrected.
EDITED 11/17/2018: Links have been checked and corrections have been made (if necessary). Five YouTube-removed links corrected.