I was going to post about some of our favourite Christmas carols or about Christmas music around the world, but in the end, I’m posting about my favourite addition to our Christmas music tradition so far this year.
B has learnt to sign ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas‘ in preschool. Having a sign for each word is a really helpful way to teach children the words to a song.
You can find directions for how to sign different songs, (including ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’) in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) at Sign Planet.
As for other carols and Christmas music we have started off our Christmas season in a sing-song style by attending Carols by Candlelight in Darwin last weekend.
B’s favourite carols are Jingle Bells (since that is Santa’s favourite) and Six White Boomers.
My favourite carols are Come all Ye Faithful (reminds me of my childhood) and Aussie Jingle Bells.
And living close to Darwin I have to give a shout out about a sadder kind of Christmas song – Santa Never Made it Into Darwin. My parents-in-law and their one year old (that’s my husband) experienced Cyclone Tracy. For me, this is what songs are all about, a different style of storytelling. And this is a story I will teach my sons in years to come.
What are your favourite Christmas carols or songs?