MUSIC is such an intrinsic part of the Christmas experience to me. Whether a beautiful and reverent Nine Lessons and Carols service at church, or the short list of 'holiday songs' that repeat ad nauseum in every public space starting in November, there's no doubt that they play an important role.
As Christmas preparations progress, we have gradually been incorporating more carols into our day at circle time, bedtime, in the car and whenever else the mood strikes. School programs, carol concerts, and even carol singing around a friend's neighborhood were all wonderful ways to celebrate the season through song. Best of all might be the CD I play when alone in the car, when I can belt out all the descants. But that's our little secret.