Did you know that “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” was inspired by the lisps of songwriter Donald Gardner’s second-grade students? In this interactive class, we’ll explore the music, text, and history of popular Christmas songs and carols, both sacred and secular. From Prudentius (the Roman poet who wrote “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”) to Pierpont (author of “Jingle Bells” and uncle of J.P. Morgan), from the classic (Meredith Wilson’s “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”) to the questionable (“Do They Know It’s Christmas,” recorded by Band Aid), we’ll discuss history, interpret lyrics, and sing some favorite songs and carols along the way. Christmas treats will be served!
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