Sing A Festive Song!

Ages: 0 and upProducer: Little Maple Leaf Productions


There’s no shortage of holiday albums for kids, but there’s room on the shelf for this happy compilation of mostly traditional holiday songs, thanks to award-winning Canadian recording artist Charlie Hope’s sweet, clear vocals and signature warmth. Among the tracks, “Oh Christmas Tree,” with trumpet flair; a trio of Hanukkah songs (“Oh Hanukkah,” “I have a Little Dreidel,” “Sevivon Sov Sov Sov”), a jazzy “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” with added lyrics; and a jaunty “Here We Come A Caroling.” Hope’s sole original track, “Solstice is Here (Winter’s Come)” is a smooth fit and a testament to her thoughtful finesse as a songwriter.

Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.