I put together a compilation of some of the earliest Christmas recordings. These all date to before 1920 and were recorded on the Edison Wax Cylinders. They are available on-line, but for those of you who have not searched the databases of cylinder recordings I am making it easy on you. I have these in iTunes but I do not put them into rotatio on my iPod. They really, really, really slow things down. But, I will tell you, it is a lot of fun to sit around and listen to these altogether. This should give you a feeling of what Christmas was like in Edwardian America. The download is an ice file again for compressing purposes, but I have left the individual song files as mp3's. Hopefully, you will have an easier time opening these. Let me know. Oh, and the information should all be there as far as song title, performer and cylinder number. If not, I will post the info.
Angels From The Realms OF Glory Auld lang Syne Christmas, Christmas, Blessed, Blessed Day God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Night Before Christmas (recital) O Come All Ye Faithful Ring Out The Bells For Christmas Santa Claus Song The First Nowell We Three Kings Of Orient Are