My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #14: The Children’s Hour

While most Christmas songs are performed by adult artists, there are a few that will forever be associated with child artists (and/or thought of as uniquely children’s songs). I grew up with these songs, and still love them today – it’s been fun being able to share them over the years with my own children, and I look forward to the days when they will share them with their children!

In 1948, Spike Jones released “All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)“:
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In 1952, 13-year-old Jimmy Boyd sang “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus“:
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The next year (1953), 10-year-old Gayla Peevey sang “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas“:
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One of my all-time favorites growing up was “The Chipmunk Song” (1958) – Alvin was always getting into trouble:
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Finally, I had to include this cute video for “I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas” – this song was released by FIVE different artists in December, 1955.  This top-selling version – sung by 7-year-old Bobby Gordon – made it to #6 on the charts that year:
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I hope today’s post made you smile!

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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2 Responses to My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #14: The Children’s Hour

  1. My kids know them all, believe it or not! The Hippo one cracks them up, too.

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  2. Sal says:

    KLUV 98.7 plays all of these during the Christmas season, and my youngest loved the hippo song, too.
    “Two Front Teeth” is the number done by our Local School first-graders in The Program, forever and ever, amen, for obvious reasons…
    Your categories are a wonderful mix- always looking forward to what’s next!

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