LibriVox Christmas Collections
2011 Christmas Short Works Collection
2011 Christmas Carol Collection
The festive season looms again, and once more we invite you to sample the fare of our Christmas collections at LibriVox. As usual, they are a mixture of the traditional and the unfamiliar. Every year we discover absolute gems from the dusty basements of the Internet Archive.
This time, I found a delightful poem called Santa Claus in a 1907 book imaginatively titled Christmas.
Or, how about a real tear-jerker of a short story by Bret Harte: Santa Claus at Simpson’s Bar, wonderfully read by Don Jenkins?
And how can you possibly resist David Wales reading Julius Adolphus Jenkins’s Christmas Alligator?
These and many more are included in the 2011 Christmas Short Works Collection. It’s a feast – don’t miss it!
The 2011 Christmas Carol Collection is equally varied: fancy a rock version of We Three Kings? We have it. 8th century Latin words set to music by Gustav Holst? We have that too. An old version of Twelve Days of Christmas sung by LOTS of LibriVoxateers… my own contributions of some wonderful folk carols rescued from oblivion by Cecil Sharp in the early 1900s… a very professional performance of Gesù Bambino by Susan K. Hawthorne… and much more.
Much fun had by all. 🙂 Happy Christmas, everybody!