Christmas Music

Christmas music is a traditional part of any Christmas celebration. It starts playing in the shopping centers in the beginning of November, and continues through the New Year. Some well known songs are White Christmas, Away in the Manger, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman.

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What are the names of Santa's reindeer?

The most well-known names for the reindeer pulling Santa Claus' sleigh come from two sources. The names are:

  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Vixen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Donner
  • Blitzen
  • Rudolf

All but the last name come from the poem: 'Twas the Night before Christmas, commonly credited to Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). It was actually written in 1807 by Major Henry Livingston, Jr. (1748-1828) with the title Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas. The names "Donner" and "Blitzen" were changed by Moore from "Dunder" and "Blixem." (See the related link for information on this poem's origin.)

The last name, Rudolph, comes from a story and coloring book Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer that Robert L. May created in 1939 for his employer, the Montgomery Ward department store. The copyright for the story was later turned over to May, and his brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, wrote the well-known song that further popularized the character.

Two of the reindeer names, Donner/Donder and Blitzen, are often the source of confusion, misspelling, and misinformation. The short facts are these: Donner/Donder and Blitzen were named ''Dunder'' and ''Blixem'' (the Dutch words for ''thunder'' and ''lightning'') in the original printing of "A Visit From St. Nicholas." In reprints of the poem, the names became ''Donder'' and ''Blixen,'' then ''Donder'' and ''Blitzen'' (the latter being German for ''lightning''). By the time Johnny Marks wrote "Rudolph," it was ''Donner'' and ''Blitzen'' (possibly because ''Donder'' was musically awkward). See for a thorough discussion.

Other (modern) names for the reindeer:In modern times, other reindeer have been named in books, movies, and television shows but none have become well-known and generally accepted members of the team. These other names include: (Please add names to this list if you know of other examples, and please add the origin of the name if you know it.)
  • Fireball
  • Leroy
  • Pablo
  • Olive
  • Clarice

Here is more from WikiAnswers contributors:

  • Donner is German for "thunder," so Donner and Blitzen is effectively the same as Dunder and Blixem

    (Actually, Blitzen is German for "thunder," not Donner).

  • Donner does mean thunder in German whereas Blitzen means flash and the two together are used to describe thunder and lightning e.g. Es ist Blitz und Donner!
  • Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen
  • Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (or Donder, or Dunder), and Blitzen (or Blixen, or Blixem) are the eight named by Clement C. Moore in "A Visit from St. Nicholas," and are the eight most commonly named. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was "added to the team" after Johnny Marks wrote the popular song about him.
  • Various books, TV shows, and movies over the years have named other reindeer (such as Olive, Fireball, and Clarice). None of them have become part of the popular legend since Rudolph, though.
  • Santa's reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.
  • Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen! Oh... and don't forget Rudolph!
  • Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen... and do you recall the most famous reindeer of all??? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and good thing for Rudolph all of the reindeers like him.
  • The ones that drive Santa's sleigh are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph. I bet Rudolph is younger than the others, though. There are other reindeer shown in books, TV shows and movies, but they don't drive the sleigh (unless one gets sick!).
  • Most of you know about the most common reindeer Rudolph, but Santa has a reindeer called Olive. It wasn't an error as the people thought, but it is in fact one of his reindeer's names. The other ones are: Dasher, Donner, Comet, Cupid.
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What are the lyrics in Spanish for Deck The Halls?

'Es la temporada para estar alegre, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Troll el villancico navideño antiguo, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Cubierta de las salas con ramas de acebo, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Don ahora nuestra ropa gay, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Ver la yule ardiente que tenemos ante nosotros, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Huelga el arpa y unirse al coro, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Sígueme en la medida alegre, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Rápido lejos el año viejo pasa, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Ave del Año Nuevo, muchachos y muchachas, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Mientras que hablan de tesoros navidad, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Haciendo caso omiso del viento y el clima, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Canta nos alegre, todos juntos, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

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Who sings a French song whose refrain includes 'Rat ta tat ta tat'?

A French song whose refrain includes Rat ta tat ta ta!may be Chanson d'amour ("A Love Song") by The Manhattan Transfer or L'enfant au tambour ("The Little Drummer Boy"), as sung by Nana Mouskouri.

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How do you play Silent Night on alto sax?

Silent Night isn't very hard on the Alto Sax. (Or any other Sax.) The notes are:

(Bb and Eb keys)

F G F D-(hn)

F G F D-(hn)

C C A-(half note)

Bb Bb F-(half note)

G G Bb A G

F G F D-(hn)

G G Bb A G

F G F D-(hn)

C C high Eb C A

Bb-----D(both hns)

Bb F D F low Eb

Really low Bb? Really low G?--- I'm not too sure on these notes.

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What is bob tail in the Jingle Bells song?

A bobtail is the horses with the cropped tails.

The horse's tail is cut or trimmed, or tied with ribbons.

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Who sang 'All I want for Christmas is a Beatle?

Dora Bryan.

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Who sang Christmas City Wonderful City?

Merv Griffin, the king of the seventies afternoon talk shows and game shows wrote and sang it in 1962 for the city of Duluth, MN. It is now synonomous with the Christmas City of The North Parade which occurs every holiday season in Duluth.

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What are the tin whistle notes for jingle bell rock?

Ba Ba boo ba Ba boo

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How do you play Silent Night on the flute?

b c b g b c b g f f d e e b e e d c b c b g c c e d c b c b g f f a g d e d e f g e d c b a g e

b c b g b c b g f f e e b e e d c b c b g c c e d c b g f f a g d e f g e d c b a g e

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Why do people like Christmas music?

it is traditional

Some Christmas music and/or carols are the most beautiful in the world. And people performing it usually sing or play it far better than they sing or play music any other time of the year. Christmas music comes from the heart. Plus, the human heart becomes more open and endearing at that time of the year. We are reminded of the birth of Christ, and the love of God for us with His coming. Christmas is both the happiest and the saddest time of the year. We are very happy to take the time to be with those we love the most. We are also very sad when we are not able to be with those we love the most.

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What is the name of Frosty the Snowman's girlfriend?

  • Frosty's girlfriend is named Crystal.
  • In the classic Christmas song, the name of Frosty's girlfriend is never mentioned. However, in one of the perennial Christmas specials, Frosty did get himself a wife(a snow wife). Her name was Crystal.
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What does Felix Navidad mean?

Feliz Navidad- means Merry Christmas in spanish, or more literally, Happy Christmas

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What are Jingle Bells notes on the tenor sax?

Q= Quarter note, H= Half note, FL= Full note, |= end of bar

4 E-Q E-Q E-H | E-Q E-Q E-H | E-Q G-Q C-Q D-Q | E-FL | F-Q F-Q F-Q F-Q | F-Q E-Q E-H 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-Q D-Q D-Q E-Q | D-H G-H | E-Q E-Q E-H | E-Q E-Q E-H | E-Q G-Q C-Q D-Q | E-FL |


F-Q F-Q F-Q F-Q | F-Q E-Q E-H | G-Q G-Q F-Q D-Q | C-FL |

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Who sings the classic rock song Gloria?

Van Morrisson wrote and recorded the song with his group called "Them" in or around 1965. It has been a staple of garage bands ever since. I think maybe the Kinks also recorded it in the seventies.
The song has also been recorded by many other groups in various permutations, including, but not limited to, The Gnats, Shadows of Knight, Enchantment, the 101ers, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and R.E.M.
Possibly the most famous cover of the song was an almost complete reworking by Patti Smith, which begins with the famous line, "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine."

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What are the two Christmas carols that mention places?

Two Christmas carols that mention places are Oh, Little Town of Bethlaham and Fairytale of New York.

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What was the horse in Jingle Bells named?

There is no name for the horse or horses given in the song, "Jingle Bells". There is actually more than one horse in the song as it portrays different sleigh rides.

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What is the value of Mercury records Once in a While Patti Page?

Any of the following websites may be able to provide the value of your album:

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When will Christmas music start playing on the radio in 2010?

Probably a couple a weeks after Christmas

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What radio station plays Christmas music in philadelphia?

B101 is the best and they do it 24/7 but they're not online.or 87.1 WOGL online and regular radio

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What is the origin of Christmas carols?

AnswerThe word carol came from a Greek dance called a choraulein, which was accompanied by flute music. The dance later spread throughout Europe and became especially popular with the French, who replaced the flute music with singing. People originally performed carols on several occasions during the year. By the 1600's, carols involved singing only, and Christmas had become the main holiday for these songs.

Most of the carols sung today were originally composed in the 1700's and 1800's. They include "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." The words of the famous carol "Silent Night" were written on Christmas Eve in 1818 by Joseph Mohr, an Austrian priest. Franz Gruber, the organist of Mohr's church, composed the music that same night, and the carol was sung at midnight Mass. "O Holy Night" was introduced at midnight Mass in 1847. Adolphe Adam, a French composer, wrote the music. Popular nonreligious carols include "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas."

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How Christmas started?

Saint Nicolas was a man who gave home made toys to poor children in his village. From that tradition we got Santa Claus and the ritual of exchanging gifts.

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How do you say Silent Night in French?

une nuit silencieuse, or 'douce nuit' in the Christmas carol.

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What are the notes to Silent Night on the keyboard one hand only?

idk, go on youtube, or maybe some one helpful unlike me will do it, lol, sorry that i dont know!


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