For today I am putting a few more links to my revitalized Christmas mp3's. Hope you enjoy them.
Byron Harlan - Why Don't Santa Claus Go Next Door original recording in 1909. Another poverty heart-strings song, but I like it.
I posted a similar duo by Brunswick Concert Band in my last post. This one is by the Columbia Orchestra - The Kiddie's Christmas Frolic_ Evening.
Here is the second of the duo from Columbia Orchestra - The Kiddie's Christmas Frolic_Morning
Here is a reading of a poem. I think it says a lot about the Christmas spirit.
Of course bells have always been popular in Christmas music, but I think they were particularly well-suited for the cylinder recording method. Making a cylinder recording was always "live" and the proximity of the musical instrument to the recording horn determined the sound volume. Bells were able to come through loud and clear on this type of recording.