At Early Candlelight

This little song, written by Alice Hess Beveridge (1885-1956), was published in American Childhood Magazine, December 1949. At Early CandlelightWords and Music by Alice Hess Beveridge In days of old at Christ-mas time, Small chil-dren sang their lays Andall the folk both great and small, Were wak-ened fore the day Atpal-ace doors and hum-ble homes, … Continue reading At Early Candlelight

Little Toy Train

The following is from American Childhood Magazine, December 1949. This long poem was written by Ruth Stephens Porter, a poet and songwriter. Little Toy TrainRuth Stephens Porter Too-too-too was a little toy trainThat Santa Claus brought in his pack;There was an engine and thirteen cars,And it ran on a little toy track. The little toy … Continue reading Little Toy Train

Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve! Here’s a song from Songs of Childhood, 1923. This one’s pretty weird. Why are they encouraging their children to wait up for Santa? CHRISTMAS EVE Do you hear the merry jingle Of the bells of old Kriss Kringle on his way? Fast he’s speeding in the night, Through a silv’ry sheen of … Continue reading Christmas Eve