Caroling and Christmas choirs were a big part of my childhood. I learned the easy songs like Jingle Bells, Away in a Manger and Silent Night before the 2nd grade. I still love singing Christmas songs now. Christmas melodies are like old friends that I can’t remember not knowing.
Older family members taught me these songs. I pass on the tradition any chance that I get. I feel an obligation to get kids interested in singing. Its so much fun. I don’t care if they miss a few notes. They’ll get better as they get older.
Did you or someone in your family teach the young kids to sing Christmas songs?