What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Laurie Berkner Christmas is a festive collection of Christmas songs performed in a kid-friendly, folk-rocky way. The album has renditions of mostly secular Christmas classics ("Jingle Bells," "Frosty," and "Rudolph"), some softly religious one ("Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy"), and a few originals. Fellow children's music stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Brady Rymer join Berkner and her band to help celebrate the season with songs about snow, sleigh rides, candy canes, lights, snowmen, Santa, and more. A Laurie Berkner Christmas is loaded with cheer and is a welcome addition to any family holiday music collection.
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A LAURIE BERKNER CHRISTMAS is like a hot cup of cocoa on a cold winter's day -- warm, welcoming, rich with flavor, and enjoyed with a loving embrace. Berkner's smooth voice invites you in with beautifully arranged traditional and original songs about this wonderful time of year. "Candy Cane Jane" is truly an outstanding original -- be sure to check out its official video online. All tunes have Berkner's signature acoustic guitar and angelic singing, and the album features vocal performance styles perfect for holiday singing, including round, call and response, a cappella, and lots of harmony. These songs will quickly become a delightful family tradition and may, like hot cocoa, be too irresistible to enjoy just during the holidays. Standout tracks are many and include "Jingle Bells," "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight," "Candy Cane Jane," "Do You Hear What I Hear?" "Children Go Where I Send Thee," "Silent Night," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," and "White Christmas."
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about seasonal songs. Which holiday songs are your favorites and why? How do these songs make you feel?
How do Laurie Berkner's version of "Jingle Bells," "Frosty the Snowman," and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" compare with other versions you've heard?
What are traditions? Does your family have favorite holiday traditions, and if so, what are they?