Friday, November 30, 2018

100 Years of Christmas Music - 1930's

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100 Years of Christmas Music - 1930's

Music has always been a vital part of my Christmas celebrations, even since I was a child and into my adulthood.  During my childhood my family started out with a small radio that my parents placed on the fireplace mantel but then years later that was replaced with a surround sound stereo.  However, the real music that stands out in my memory was from Christmas Eve candle light services hearing the German Baptist choir harmonizing the songs of the season.

Even more precious than the choir music that I have memorialized in my heart occurred around the Advent Wreath during our 
"Advent Family Worship" (click HERE to read).

In this series I will feature Christmas songs from each decade over the past 100 years.
We just finished featuring songs from the 20's (click HERE to view 1920's)
  Today we continue our musical study with the "1930's."
"The Great Depression" started in 1929 with the largest stock market crash in American history and it lasted until the late 30s (almost 10 years).  During the Great Depression there was widespread unemployment and poverty.  This decade is also known as the "dirty thirties" because of the "Dust Bowl."  Jewish oppression/discrimination began in Europe during the 1930's when Adolf Hitler was elected in Germany and implemented the "Nuremberg Laws".  Even though this decade was full of hardship there were many advances in aviation, radio and film.  

I included these great short videos of actual life during the 1930's - the first one shows the rush of Christmas Shoppers in New York city (it looks horrible!).  The second video shows actual small town Christmas celebration which is much more my pace.



A special thanks to "CriticalPast" for sharing this with us on YouTube


A special thanks to "gemma fan" for sharing this with us on YouTube

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A special thanks to "MusicProf78" for sharing this with us on YouTube
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo MusicChildren_zps77ftf9sy.jpg

A special thanks to "MusicProf78" for sharing this with us on YouTube

                     A special thanks to "Aaron1912" for sharing this with us on YouTube
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by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayAdvent10_zpsxyish48q.jpg
                        A special thanks to "Raymond Carey - Topic" for sharing this with us on YouTube (originally recorded on 11/16/1932)

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