It´s Christmas morning, and Carol is reluctant to get out of bed. While others are busy celebrating with their family and friends, she´s facing a holiday home alone. Maybe she´ll watch a movie or even decorate to try to lift her funky mood. She´ll get a call from her son and family who live in Texas. She´ll also be hearing from her daughter and grandson who are now vacationing in Florida. She´d rather be with all of them, but it´s not happening this year. After some reminiscing, and after talking to her deceased husband (like she always still does), she finally gets out of bed and begins her usual routine. She´s still not looking forward to being alone, but will do her best to remain optimistic. Somehow, she´ll make it through the day. But she´s certain it´s going to remain an uneventful, dull...and lonely Christmas. What Carol doesn´t know yet is that she´s in for a big surprise. Sometimes when it´s least expected, something wonderful happens - so wonderful that it must be a miracle - and an answered prayer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Power. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104518/bk_acx0_104518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Story of Christmas in words and music, with Andrew Cruickshank and The Saint Martin Singers. ´God rest you merry´, a daily programme of readings and music for Christmas week, was first broadcast in the BBC Home Service in 1961 and has been repeated in various forms over the years since then. Now, with this recording, listeners can hear again the series of programmes as a whole, including some of their favourite poems and carols. The Saint Martin Singers date back to 1942, and owe their origin to a small band of fire-watchers at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Among the things which the Singers enjoy most, and have pioneered, are their programmes of music interwoven with poetry and prose to illustrate a theme, of which those you can hear on this record are examples in miniature. Christmas is always the most popular theme of all because the story of the Nativity has inspired the best in writers and musicians ever since St. Luke wrote the first narrative poem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Cruickshank, St Martin Singers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005107/bk_bbcw_005107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is The Pepsodent Radio Show, starring Bob Hope, for Christmas 1953! Filled with comedy, music, and warm Christmas cheer, it´s a nostalgic look back at one of America´s great entertainers in the process of establishing what became a true American tradition for many many years: The Bob Hope Christmas Specials. Special guest Frank Sinatra is heard in comedy sketches, singing novelty duets with Bob and in a featured performance of ´´South of the Border´´ with Les Brown and His Band of Reknown. Here are two of the greatest entertainers in show business, in one great classic old time radio (OTR) program, performing live for the nation´s radio listeners on Christmas Eve. The show is preceded by a short introduction from OTR fan and aficianado Bill Mills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Sinatra, Bill Mills, Bob Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/rebb/000025/rt_rebb_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rather unattractive itinerant flute-player and music copyist is sent away on Christmas Eve - causing a family to feel uncomfortably guilty. Lagerlof was a Swedish novelist, who in 1909 became the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Her work is deeply rooted in Nordic legends and history. She turned away from the dominating realistic movement and wrote in a romantic and imaginative manner about the peasant life and landscape of Northern Sweden. This story, concerning the true meaning of giving and forgiving is one of her most widely anthologized. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000131/bk_jimc_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young listeners will adore these two inspirational children´s stories: A grandfather tells the story of Jesus´ birth and how he found his star in The History of Christmas; a charming metaphor on the discovery of self-worth and the following of one´s destiny. The Smallest Mouse in Town convinces himself that he is a giant and in the end proves that the most important thing is to be who you are no matter what. After all, liking yourself is one of life´s most important lessons. Both narrations are accompanied by original music composed by Ken Heller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Lemmon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dove/000711/bk_dove_000711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celebrate the traditions of Christmas in Italy through the magic of song and story. Share in the rich heritage, music, culture and beliefs of Italy during this delightful holiday season. Narrated in Italian, follow a family as they sing their way through Christmas from Advent to Epiphany. Features 21 songs, including traditional carols like ´´Santa Lucia´´, and ´´Tu scendi dalle stele´´, as well as other favorites in Italian and English: ´´O Christmas Tree´´, ´´O Holy Night´´, ´´Silent Night´´, ´´Away in the Manger´´, ´´Joy to the World´´, ´´White Christmas´´ and more. 1. Italian. Romina Montonari. http://samples.audible.de/sp/teme/000024/sp_teme_000024_sample.mp3.
Celebrate the traditions of Christmas in Germany through the magic of song and story. Share in the rich heritage, music, culture and beliefs of Germany during this delightful season. Narrated in German, with songs in German and English, follow a family as they sing their way through Christmas from Advent to Epiphany. Features traditional German carols such as ´´Kling Glockchen´´, ´´Still Still Still´´, ´´Stille Nacht´´ and ´´O Tannenbaum´´, as well as favorites like ´´O Holy Night´´, ´´Joy To The World´´, ´´Away in the Manger´´, ´´White Christmas´´ and more. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Christianne Harrassowitz. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/sp/teme/000023/sp_teme_000023_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Celebrate the traditions of Christmas in France through the magic of song and story. Share in the rich heritage, music, culture and beliefs of France during this delightful season. Narrated in French, with songs in French and English, the story follows a family as they sing their way through Christmas, from Advent to Epiphany. Includes traditional French carols as well as holiday favorites. Songs include: ´´Petit Papa Noel´´, ´´Pat a Pan´´, ´´O Christmas Tree´´, ´´O Holy Night´´, ´´Silent Night´´, ´´Little Drummer Boy´´, ´´Away in the Manger´´, ´´Joy to the World´´, ´´Let There Be Peace On Earth´´ and more. Please note: This audiobook is in French. 1. French. Yvonne Peralta. http://samples.audible.de/sp/teme/000022/sp_teme_000022_sample.mp3.
Learn about the history of Advent with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. You probably would agree that the four weeks leading up to Christmas are a special time of year. For Christians this is a period of preparation. Many Christians call these four weeks ‘Advent’ and they prepare themselves for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. The word ‘Advent’ comes from the Latin ‘adveneo’, meaning ‘to come to’ and refers to Jesus’ coming into the world at Christmas. The four-week Advent observed today was not always in place. In the fifth century, Advent began on 11 November and lasted the 44 days until Christmas. Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds. Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jude Beaumont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000171/bk_imnd_000171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Celebrating the Nativity with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Every year you probably celebrate Christmas on 25 December. Someone may have told you that this is the day of Jesus’ birth. But nobody actually knows when he was born! The Bible does not give us a date for the birth of Jesus. So early Christians took the date of important ancient festivals and placed Christmas around the same time. Before Christianity, the Romans had a winter festival called Saturnalia, which took place for one week in mid-December. And on 25 December some Romans also celebrated the birthday of Mithras, who was the Persian god of the sun. Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds. Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jude Beaumont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000169/bk_imnd_000169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.