(Mommy Has A Little Girl)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(In the Forest by the Hazelnuts)
(Many More Years)
(Many Years with Good Health!)
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(Santa Claus with His White Hair)
(We are Dwarves)
(Croak, Croak, "Diri Diri Dam")
(The Stone Bridge)
(My Little Ducks Went On The Water)
(The Sleigh Dashes)
(One Elephant Was Swinging)
(A Tomcat as Small as a Kitten)
(Here Comes the Snail)
(Spring is Coming)
(Fox, You've Stolen the Goose)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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People everywhere love Christmas - but we don't all celebrate it the same way. Mama Lisa's Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year.You'll read about traditions and songs from many different nations. The songs are given in their original languages and with English translations.What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa's correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. The memories of childhood touch us forever!
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