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Christmas Carols, bring warmth, happiness to the season. But, do you know how most of them came into being? Well that’s what The Story of Carols will help you discover, and as we learned researching these tunes, the story is rarely what you’ll expect.

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Christmas Carols, bring warmth, happiness to the season. But, do you know how most of them came into being? Well that’s what The Story of Carols will help you discover, and as we learned researching these tunes, the story is rarely what you’ll expect.

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The Story Of Carols | White Christmas

12/5/2021
On the morning of January 8th, 1940 Irving Berlin, turned up at his Broadway publishing office. Without missing a beat he announced he’d written a song over the weekend. “Not only is it the best song I ever wrote,” he told Kresa. “It’s the best song anybody ever wrote.” 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out Some of Our Favorite Versions of White Christmas The Original Bing Crosby - https://open.spotify.com/track/3XsaSIPWvM61RIFfeb0BBR?si=df6b72a6056847b7 The Drifters - https://open.spotify.com/track/72Z28IsvEVLjSWdUKEQgZ0?si=7e120380cbca4d26 Frank SInatra - https://open.spotify.com/track/14QJl6TD0xnKl26NkTVez2?si=918473a259d64abc Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:06:41

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The Story Of Carols | The Nutcracker

12/5/2021
The Nutcracker is the Olympics of ballet. Even people who actively dislike sport - watch the Olympics, and are be moved by the pageantry, dedication and physical skill. For the participants, it’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Exactly the same can be said for The Nutcracker. But no one expected a children’s fairy tale to become the worlds best known ballet. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out The Complete Nutcracker Suite https://open.spotify.com/album/54Awn36ryf55PkZyOR4iwQ?si=d6a_RMZcQIWHJUdhYfZsEw&dl_branch=1 Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:05:37

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The Story Of Carols | Good King Wenceslaus

12/5/2021
We tend to think of “Good King Wenceslaus” as an Old English carol. But Wenceslaus, is an historic figure from first millennium Bohemia... what is now the Czech Republic. And he wasn’t a king - he was a Duke. His story though, has all the palace intrigue of a Shakespeare tragedy. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Good King Wenceslaus Oxford Trinity Choir - https://open.spotify.com/track/7bVCSdxKp3KXF2JKYvyxyu?si=33db5b03d52c47a9 Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:05:26

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The Story Of Carols | Carol Of The Bells

12/5/2021
The main motif of Carol of The Bells is only four notes, but Mykola Leontovych managed to get far more out of them than the sum of their parts. Considering the strife going on all around him, it’s amazing that he was able to write music at all. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Carol Of The Bells John Willlams Arrangement - https://open.spotify.com/track/4tHqQMWSqmL6YjXwsqthDI?si=b71b07e5cafb463a The Pentatonix - https://open.spotify.com/track/4cJhiux4xzrdgSHUeAjP48?si=b02012bf5fd248a4 Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:05:24

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The Story Of Carols | The Christmas Song

12/1/2021
1945 was one of the hottest on summers on record. And that’s when the power of positive thinking produced one of the best loved Christmas songs of all time. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of The Christmas Song The original Nat King Cole Version - https://open.spotify.com/track/4PS1e8f2LvuTFgUs1Cn3ON?si=972ac16641384797 Mel Torme - https://open.spotify.com/track/7o6agk7Uy395tk8ZYM5MEi?si=6d4d860569dd4508 MIchael Buble' - https://open.spotify.com/track/4SWAozNLRfZXF25ghKqm2q?si=c46b010b4eae429b Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:04:18

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The Story Of Carols | Snow Flakes

11/24/2021
George Gershwin never officially wrote a Christmas tune. But one of his little known, show tunes, “Snow Flakes,” is beginning to turn up as a carol in waiting. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Snow Flakes Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:05:04

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The Story Of Carols | Here We Come A Wassailing

11/17/2021
We’ve all heard of having a cup of wassail at Christmas time. We’ve even heard of wassailing as an event, - a celebration of merriment, as in “here we come a wassailing.” But did you know we still go a wassailing today? 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film versions of all our episodes at: The Story Of Carols Listen to The Story Of Carols Playlist on Spotify From classical to classics, perennials to pop tunes, you get more than a hundred of the best Holiday tunes, and their most interesting recordings. Oh! It also includes the music from The Story Of Carols! Happy Holidays! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tSMBpNpX9bnpQBWtoLK15?si=d43ebb02bda64d4b Or Check Out the Jim Holthouser Holiday Playlist Listen to piano versions of all of Jim’s Holiday Songs https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QW6El8om0CMH1SU8ZHlQz?si=fa49d81d81cd4ccf ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Here We Come A Wassailing Perry Como - https://open.spotify.com/track/4LUAIXN6bpnEVaJZOLfuDt?si=047aef3c377a4c7a London Philharmonic - https://open.spotify.com/track/0k3pWTfIQVnSDPPt1nblQP?si=3ffcdce8e6d643f9 Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:05:12

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The Story Of Carols - Silent Night Holy Night

12/21/2020
The Story Of Carols - "Silent Night, Holy Night" A damaged pipe organ, a part time organist, and a forgotten poem all came together to create one of the best loved carols of all time. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Silent Night Bing Crosby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GUnfLPpjLs Perry Como - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGgCsHassPQ Ella Fitzgerald - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXCgyWwwWxU Dinah Washington - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WESm-X_RaVs Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:05:07

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The Story Of Carols - A Civil War Christmas

12/21/2020
The Story Of Carols - A Civil War Christmas It’s ironic that an act as divisive as the Civil War, would unify the way Americans celebrate Christmas. But, the holiday we know today largely came into existence in and around the war. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols ----more---- Check Out Some of Our Favorite Civil War Era Christmas Tunes Up On The House Top - The Pentatonix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9eU4qOyHY Jingle Bells - Michael Buble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx-DvH41Tjo Silent Night - Bing Crosby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GUnfLPpjLs Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:04:48

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The Story Of Carols - Rise Up Shepherd and Follow

12/17/2020
The Story Of Carols - Rise Up Shepherd and Follow A young woman working as a secretary, helped save more than a hundred African American Spirituals , and she did it all in the south, during the Civil War. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols ----more---- Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Rise Up Shepherd and Follow Mary J Blige - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-nIx0z1iwc Vanessa Williams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-mmQt_ZM34 The Winans - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxGsSIpRp0Q Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:04:41

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The Story Of Carols - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

12/10/2020
The Story Of Carols - "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" Did you know that one of America’s most famous poets, wrote a Christmas Song - and made it to the top of the charts in the twenty-first century? 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Casting Crowns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7670CXvPX0 Bing Crosby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMmRkimMBOE Frank Sinatra - https://youtu.be/eFKwlkJbT0Y (John Baptiste Calkin Version) St. Peter's Choir - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOGz9WqNQoI Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:04:03

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The Story Of Carols - An Olde English Christmas

12/3/2020
The Story Of Carols - "An Olde English Christmas" We often don’t understand the lyrics to our favorite Christmas Songs. So we’ll look at the truth behind An Olde English Christmas. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of Olde English Christmas Tunes Medley - Jim Holthouser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrTyeNsLGSI God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen The Pentatonix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5KpZBQ6yGE Ding Dong Merrily On High King's College Choir - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J_2tKCwu7Q Deck The Halls - Nat King Cole - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgEVI8DEkF8 Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:04:38

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The Story Of Carols - "O Holy Night"

11/26/2020
The Story Of Carols - "O Holy Night" Today we think of "O Holy Night" as one of the most spiritual of all carols, but it was once banned by the church, and declared absent the spirit of religion. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols Check Out Some Of Our Favorite Versions of O Holy Night Josh Groban - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zh-yR0pbmU Jim Holthouser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYIObVjr5Ls King's College Choir - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTFG_nvreoI Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols TheStoryOfCarolsPodcast #Jim Holthouser #AEWorks

Duration:00:04:12

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The Story Of Carols - "Go Tell It On The Mountain"

11/16/2020
The Story Of Carols - "Go Tell It On The Mountain" The story of how "Go Tell It On The Mountain," saved an early African American University - and that university saved the song for us all. 👍 If you enjoyed this episode check out the film version at: The Story Of Carols Check out some of our favorite performances of Go Tell It On The Mountain Mahailia Jackson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq5aEwtvdRI Jim Holthouser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKIZEZYFDfE Follow Jim Holthouser on Spotify To support AEWorks visit us on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/americanentertainmentworks Or donate directly at https://www.aeworks.org Just click DONATE on the home page. 😎 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER: https://twitter.com/aeworksinc FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AEWorksInc INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/aeworksinc/ For a transcript of this, and episode, sources, and related images visit https://www.aeworks.org/carols #TheStoryOfCarols #Jim Holthouser

Duration:00:04:34