December 12th, 2016
Mama Lisa’s World has an extensive collection of Christmas Carols from Around the World. For each song we provide the original language lyrics, with an English translation. Most have recordings, YouTubes and sheet music. You can also check out our Christmas Carols with French Translations (Chansons de Noël). And Christmas Carols with Spanish Translations (Canciones […]
December 19th, 2015
Check out these fun, rocking renditions of Christmas carols as performed by Ryan DeRamos. The links below include lyrics, recordings plus additional links to French and Spanish Translations… Jingle Bells O Christmas Tree Hallelujah In dulci jubilo It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Joy to the World We Three Kings of Orient Are Child in […]
December 17th, 2015
Las Posadas (The Inns) is a tradition in Mexico that starts on December 16th and continues until December 24th. It’s also celebrated in Guatemala, Colombia and El Salvador. People go singing from house to house, acting out when Joseph and Mary tried to find lodging in Bethlehem and were turned away. They sing the song […]
December 16th, 2015
Mama Lisa’s World Blog has a wonderful, large collection of Christmas poems, recipes, songs, crafts and traditions from around the world. You can see them starting at the most recent. As you scroll to the end of the page, you’ll see a button to access "Earlier Posts". Please feel free to email us with your […]
December 12th, 2015
The Christmas carol "Deck the Hall" originally comes from the Welsh New Year’s Carol called Nos Galan ("New Year’s Eve"). Nos Galan is about spending New Year’s Eve with friends. It’s also about not spending more than you can afford for the holidays! It was first published in 1794, though it’s much older than that, […]
December 11th, 2015
Gatatumba, tumba, tumba is a nice, little Christmas carol in Spanish that’s easy to learn. It’s mostly sung by kids and is usually accompanied by drums, tambourines and bells. You can watch a YouTube rendition below and read along with the Spanish lyrics, followed by an English translation. Gatatumba, tumba, tumba Gatatumba, tumba, tumba, con […]
December 2nd, 2015
"Hallelujah" is a beloved Christmas Carol. It comes from Handel’s Messiah (#44 Hallelujah Chorus), written in English. Here you can enjoy a performance of Hallelujah by the Paris Choral Society and read along with lyrics. Paris Choral Society Flash Mob Sings the Messiah Hallelujah Hallelujah (Lyrics) Hallelujah, hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Hallelujah, hallelujah Hallelujah, hallelujah, […]
December 1st, 2015
It’s December 1st! The Countdown to Christmas begins! Every day from now until Christmas we’ll highlight our favorite Christmas carols, recipes and traditions from around the world. Today, we’d like to point out our new Christmas Carol hub. It features over 150 Christmas Carols, Rhymes and Nativity Plays from around the world. Each piece includes […]
December 19th, 2014
Check out Celebrating Christmas Musical Traditions Around the World to learn about different holiday traditions. You can take a virtual holiday trip to Mexico, South Korea, Norway, Australia and Nigeria. Enjoy! Mama Lisa
Season’s greetings! At Mama Lisa’s World there’s no time of year we love better than the holidays! We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently added the following Christmas Carols to Mama Lisa’s World with mp3 recordings and YouTube videos: Italian Dormi, dormi, bel Bambin (Sleep, Sleep Beautiful Child) Tu scendi dalle stelle (You Come Down […]
December 3rd, 2013
Check out Mama Lisa’s World’s New Christmas Carol App for $1.99! Featuring… -75 Beloved Carols from Around the World. -Each carol includes lyrics in the original language, with an English translation. -Each includes recordings, some by professional musicians, but many by ordinary people who have contributed them to us, to help preserve their culture. Here’s […]
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
A Mama Lisa Book
At Mama Lisa's World we love international culture - and we REALLY love cookies! So what could be better than combining the two?
In Cookies Around The World we present a selection of delicious cookie recipes from a diverse collection of countries.
Each includes photographs of the stages of preparation and most include commentary about the role the cookies play in their cultures.
-Pebernodders from Germany
-Kourabiedes from Greece
-Kastengels from Indonesia
-Fave dei morti from Italy
-Polvorones de almendra from Mexico
And many more!
We believe it's important to encourage kids to learn about other cultures. These cookie recipes are a great tool for parents and teachers to do so!
Have fun baking and even more fun eating!
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