a christmas playlist

Tis the season to take over the recess music sessions! The kids get to choose the music that comes on over the PA system every day at recess. This week we hope to interrupt the usual club music with some seasonal tunes… and in the future we are aiming for at least one day of “American Music” at recess time.

  1. Let it Snow – Frank Sinatra
  2. The Christmas Song – Hootie & the Blowfish (I’m not kidding .. it’s a good version!)
  3. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
  4. Baby it’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin & Doris Day (favorite)
  5. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
  6. Sleigh Ride – Amy Grant
  7. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  8. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano (obviously)
  9. I Wish Every Day Could be like Christmas – Bon Jovi (New Jersey highlight)
  10. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (I wish we could show them Home Alone)
  11. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
  12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Bing Crosby
  13. Little Saint Nick – Beach Boys
  14. It’s a Marshmallow World – Dean Martin
  15. So This is Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon
  16. Frosty the Snowman – Burl Ives * see exercise below
  17. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bing Crosby (I really do love this man)
  18. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – John Cougar Mellencamp (I think Jack & Diane will feature in the springtime)
  19. Last Christmas – Wham (why not?)
  20. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Bing Crosby
  21. Run Run Rudolph – Bryan Adams
  22. It’s Christmas Time, Pretty Baby – Elvis Presley (after all he is in the 50’s cafe in Bollullos with Marilyn Monroe)
  23. Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Eurhytmics
  24. Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry
  25. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
  26. Silver Bells – Martina McBride
  27. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft

We’re using Christmas carols as listening exercises for our kids … see how you do with Frosty πŸ™‚

FrostyFrosty the _____________________ was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button __________________
And two _________________ made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of ________________ but the children
Know how he came to life one day.

There must have been some _________________ in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his _____________________
He began to __________________ around.

O, Frosty the snowman
Was _________________ as he could be,
And the children say he could ___________________
And ____________ just the same as __________ and me.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
________________ the hills of snow.

Frosty the snowman knew
The ____________ was hot that day,
So he said, “Let’s ____________ and
We’ll have some __________________
Now before I melt away.”

Down to the ______________________,
With a broomstick in his ___________________,
Running _______________ and there all
Around the square saying,
Catch me if you can.

He led them down the ________________ of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler “____________!”
For Frosty the snowman
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved __________________ saying,
“Don’t you ________________,
I’ll be back again some day.”

Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the ____________ of snow.


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