Carol of the Day
"Carol of the Bells" is another beautiful tune not only perfect for Christmas, but also to welcome the New Year. The original title of this music was "Schedryk" and it is a traditional Ukrainian song. In the 1920s, the song reached the United States. The composer Peter J. Wilhousky made changes to the lyrics, tempo and gave the song a new title. Today, we know this hauntingly beautiful tune as "Carol of the Bells."
This Day in Music History
On this day in 2007, John Williams conducted during the "Movies Rock" A Celebration Of Music In Film at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. John Williams is undeniably one of the most prolific and multi-awarded composers of our time. His works include over 70 film scores including the music for the Star Wars Trilogy, E.T., Superman, Jurassic Park and scores for three Harry Potter Films. Williams has received many accolades including honorary degrees from 14 different universities.
Movie of the Day
Mary Poppins (Compare Prices) - This is the story of two children; Jane and Michael, whose lives drastically changed upon the arrival of their new nanny, Mary Poppins. This magical nanny transforms the lives of these two unruly kids and their busy parents. Songs in this film will surely delight kids of any age.
Suggested Stocking Stuffer
Crayola Beginnings Color Me A Song (Compare Prices) - This toy for toddlers to preschoolers combines two artistic expressions - music and beginning drawing. As kids create scribbles using the 8 washable crayons, they also create music. The tempo of the music depends on the speed of the scribble. It features 4 instrument types and 4 songs.