Merry Christmas from Minute of Listening!

How do you celebrate the festive season? Is it singing carols, throwing snowballs, decorating the tree? Perhaps it’s spending time with your family and friends? Maybe it’s even sharing presents with friends and family…

Every year in December, billions of people around the world celebrate Christmas, just one of many religious festivals celebrated globally. It’s reflected in the sounds and music around us, in carol singers, jangling sleigh bells and jaunty ho ho ho’s.

That’s why, as our gift to you, we put together our favourite Christmassy sounds on Minute of Listening in an exclusive mini-collection, alongside dedicated teaching resources. Unearth diverse takes on classic carols from Bach to B.J. Cole, experience A Walk in the Snow with composer Charlie Barker, or last out the long nights with the chimes of Tchaikovsky.

Explore our mini-collection here, and have a very Merry Christmas wherever you are!


Teaching Resources:

KS1 My favourite Christmas Minute
KS2 My Favourite Christmas Minute


Did you know?
December 25th was fixed as Jesus’ official birthday by the church in the early fourth century, to align with the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar.