Christmas Classics

Classical music has been an important part of Christmas tradition for a very long time.  In this special bonus resource we have some wonderful videos, podcasts, downloadable music, and more.

 

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From our home to yours,

Erica Johns and Micah Johns

mother-and-son team at Classical Composers Monthly

 

 

Podcasts: Christmas Carols in Classical Music Traditional Christmas Classic Music

 

Classical Christmas Medley

 

 

“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” on the Glass Armonica

More information on this instrument here.

 

Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Ballet

 

 

Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah

 

Handel- Hallelujah Chorus

 

 

Ode to Joy (a stylized version)- Ludwig Van Beethoven

 

 

O Come, All Ye Faithful

 

 

Free Christmas Music here includes traditional vocals, traditional instrumental, contemporary vocal, and contemporary instrumental.  Lots to choose from!

Downloadable Music: (Simply right click the link and “Save link as” to download)

The Nutcracker, Op.71, Overture

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 1 The Christmas Tree

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 2 March

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 3 Galop and Dance of the Parents

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 4 Dance Scene – The Presents of Drosselmeyer

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 5 Scene – Grandfather Dance

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 6 Clara and the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 7 The Nutcracker Battles the Army of the Mouse King

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 8 In the Christmas Tree

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 1 – No. 9 Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 10 The Magic Castle on the Mountain of Sweets

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 11 Clara and Prince Charming

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 12a Character Dances: Spanish Dance

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 12b Character Dances: Arabian Dance

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 12c Character Dances: Chinese Dance

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 12d Character Dances: Russian Dance

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 12e Character Dances: Dance of the Reed Pipes

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 14c Pas de deux: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker, Op.71 – Act 2 – No. 15 Final Waltz and Apotheosis

Hallelujah Chorus

Christmas Audio Stories can be found here.  Includes The Little Match Seller, Luke 2:1-20 in both KJV and WEV, and Twas the Night Before Christmas.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens audio version available here in many different formats.

Many fun Christmas stories available at Storynory.  My children loved this site when they were younger.

My friend Amy Puetz has a nice collection of free Christmas resources here, including both music, sheet music, audio books, and books you can print or read from the computer.  Amy has an absolutely wonderful Christmas resource called Countdown to Christmas.  We love it and highly recommend it to you!

 

 

This playlist features the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, known for their electric renditions of classic Christmas songs.