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Holiday Magic

by Hap Palmer

"It's a time for love and sharing, a time to sing a joyful song" The opening lines of this kid's Christmas record set the tone of this magical collection of songs. A variety of musical styles from playful to reverent evoke the richness of the season.
Genre: Holiday: Kids/Family
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  Song Share Time Download
1. What a World We'd Have
2:03 $0.99
2. Jingle Bells/ Jingle Song
1:43 $0.99
3. Caroling, Caroling
1:30 $0.99
4. The Angel Band
2:00 $0.99
5. Merry Christmas Santa
3:09 $0.99
6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
1:53 $0.99
7. Channukah, Oh Channukah
1:46 $0.99
8. Things I'm Thankful For
2:13 $0.99
9. The Merry Hula
2:17 $0.99
10. Feliz Navidad/ Merry Christmas
1:57 $0.99
11. The Baby's Carol
1:39 $0.99
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
1:43 $0.99
13. What a World We'd Have - Instrumental
2:02 $0.99
14. Jingle Bells/ Jingle Song - Instrumental
1:38 $0.99
15. Caroling, Caroling - Instrumental
1:31 $0.99
16. The Angel Band - Instrumental
1:59 $0.99
17. Merry Christmas Santa - Instrumental
3:08 $0.99
18. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Instrumental
1:51 $0.99
19. Channukah, Oh Channukah - Instrumental
1:49 $0.99
20. Things I'm Thankful For - Instrumental
2:12 $0.99
21. The Merry Hula - Instrumental
2:17 $0.99
22. Feliz Navidad/ Merry Christmas - Instrumental
1:57 $0.99
23. The Baby's Carol - Instrumental
1:40 $0.99
24. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Instrumental
1:31 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

Review: Parent's Choice Gold Award

Palmer is among a tiny handful of prolific singer-songwriters who rarely misfire when writing for children.  This time around he may have once again written a best seller.  What a World We'd Have (If Christmas Lasted All Year Long)  is a heartwarming opener for everyone who cherishes peace on earth, good will to . . . etc.  He turns the standard holiday tune on its ear: you've never heard Jingle Bells  or Rudolph ... performed like this. Palmer takes another unpredictable turn with the self-penned The Merry Hula. Complete with Hawaiian guitars, it conjures up visions of a snow white luau.

Parent's Choice Gold Award
Parent's Choice
Vol. 15, No. 3

CD Description - HOLIDAY MAGIC!

"It's a time for love and sharing, a time to sing a joyful song" Hap Palmer's opening lines set the tone of this magical collection of songs. A variety of musical styles from playful to reverent evoke the richness of the holiday season. Hap's original songs and unique adaptations of traditional favorites invite active participation. Children clap, stamp, jiggle and dance: they express things they are thankful for, play rhythm instruments, and sing along with traditional favorites. The recording also includes instrumental versions of all the songs making it an ideal format for use in holiday programs and family and school sing-a-longs. A complete lyric book is included.

Biography - Hap Palmer
Hap Palmer pioneered the integration of music and movement in the area of early childhood education. His songs enhance the development of motor skills, language acquisition, reading readiness, and math concepts as well as nurture the imaginative process and encourage creative problem solving.

His widespread popularity in schools and day-care centers for over twenty years, makes him a living legend within the teaching community for young children. Teachers have used his music for more than two generations to teach letters, numbers, phonics, days of the week, colors, shapes and more. A third generation of children are now learning with his songs and movement innovations.

An accomplished musician, singer/songwriter and educator, his multiple skilled talent on guitar, bass, percussion, saxophone, and clarinet are heard on his various recordings. His "Baby Songs" live-action music video series for young children has sold over 2 million units. Hap continues to write, record and produce award winning videos and recordings which have received numerous honors including Parents' Choice Gold Awards, the American Library Association Notable Designation, the National Association of Parent Publications Gold Award, The Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award and the American Video Award.

As a teacher of teachers, Hap teaches classes and workshops for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the University of California at Los Angeles Education Extension, the Los Angeles City Schools, the Georgia Pre School Association, the Oklahoma Early Childhood Association, the New England Kindergarten Conference, the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children and many other school districts and educational organizations throughout the nation.

Using his background in music, education, and dance, he helps teachers find innovative, imaginative and fun ways to teach their students with enjoyable music and lyrics that children love to listen to over and over again.

With a Masters Degree in Dance Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a love of music, Hap Palmer gives the world of early childhood education and young children a lasting gift of learning that spans the generations.



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Holiday Magic
Fantasic! Kids love it as much as the teachers do. It's a MUST HAVE!

Mia Troy

Instantly memorized!
This cd is wonderful!!! My three, five and seven year-olds memorized this from the first hearing of it. It has been played almost daily and is really setting up the holiday spirit for my family. We just moved to Oregon this summer and will be away from family for the holidays for the first time ever. This music is helping the children tremendously! Thank you!!!


Great for school Christmas shows!
We purchased this CD to see if there were songs we could use for our preschool Christmas shows. They are all wonderful songs that the children love and we have many we are using in our shows. Keep up the great work!


Looking forward to sharing with my classes this year.
This CD is so teacher, parent, and student friendly. I can't wait to start exploring my students creativity with this CD.

Cheryl - Primary Teacher

Great, catchy songs - easy to learn and perform
I love Hap Palmer songs, they are so catchy and the kids learn them so quickly. This is a great CD - the songs are presented in an infectious way, then the tracks are repeated without voices so I can use them in performances. Another Palmer hit!

Rebecca Reyes-Clement

Great CD for students of all abilities!
The movement songs keep the childrens interest and the simple chourses makes it easy for students to learn.

eva arnold

holiday magic

Michelle Morris

Hap Palmer's Holiday Magic
This was exactly what I needed to help me with a Cub Scout Pack Meeting. My boys had to learn a new song and then also teach a song. Because the songs were simple and clearly enunciated, the boys could follow along and easily learn the lyrics and melody. Because of the instrumental, it allowed them to show what they could do. I used this to teach how to lead the music as well. I loved this CD and would recommend it to anyone with kids at home or kids you may work with.


Wow, my students love this CD!
I ordered this CD and received it 2 days later. My 3rd grade class loves it and will perform Merry Hula for the Winter Program. They are very excited!

Hap is so the best!!

I LOVE this guy!!
I am 28 yrs. old, and I'm not ashamed to say I love this guy and his music!! I have all his CD's!! All his DVD's...Hap has the most comforting and relaxing voice. This CD is great for getting me in the Christmas mood even when it's not Christmas!! On this CD, he sings songs we all know..and even has instrumentals on the 2nd half of the CD.
Hap adds his own lyrics to some songs which make them better and funner!!! I sure wish he would produce some adult CD's!! This CD gets more than 5 stars! Hap will always be the man!!
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