15 Facts About Christmas album


Performances of Christmas album music at public concerts, in churches, at shopping malls, on city streets, and in private gatherings is an integral staple of the Christmas album holiday in many cultures across the world.

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Music associated with Christmas album is thought to have its origins in 4th-century Rome, in Latin-language hymns such as Veni redemptor gentium.

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The first Christmas album songs associated with Saint Nicholas or other gift-bringers came during 19th century, including "Up on the Housetop" and "Jolly Old St Nicholas".

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Christmas album festivities, including music, are celebrated in a more secular fashion by such institutions as the Santa Claus Village, in Rovaniemi, Finland.

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Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas album Oratorio, written for Christmas album 1734, describes the birth of Jesus, the annunciation to the shepherds, the adoration of the shepherds, the circumcision and naming of Jesus, the journey of the Magi, and the adoration of the Magi.

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Christmas album music has been published as sheet music for centuries.

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One of the earliest collections of printed Christmas album music was Piae Cantiones, a Finnish songbook first published in 1582 which contained a number of songs that have survived today as well-known Christmas album carols.

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Since the mid-1950s, much of the Christmas album music produced for popular audiences has explicitly romantic overtones, only using Christmas album as a setting.

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Exceptions such as "The Christmas album Shoes" have re-introduced Christian themes as complementary to the secular Western themes, and myriad traditional carol cover versions by various artists have explored virtually all music genres.

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Carey's "All I Want for Christmas album Is You", co-written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, was No 1 on Billboard's Holiday Digital Songs chart in December 2013.

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Australians generally spend Christmas album outdoors, going to the beach for the day, or heading to campgrounds for a vacation.

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Blandfordia nobilis, known as Christmas album Bells, are the specific subject of the song—with the original sheet music bearing a depiction of the blossom.

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Arbitron reported in 2011 that it was not uncommon for a station's average audience to double after switching to Christmas album music, citing several large-market stations in 2010 such as Boston's WODS, Los Angeles's KOST, New York's WLTW, and San Diego's KYXY.

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However, the transition itself can still occur before the end of the holiday season, such as the sudden transition of country station KMPS in Seattle to soft adult contemporary KSWD, after briefly playing an all-Christmas album format following the merger of CBS Radio and Entercom.

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One station, iHeart Christmas album, focuses on more contemporary holiday music, while the other, iHeart Christmas album Classics, offers seasonal music from past decades.

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