These notes apply to all Radio
George Traditional Christmas channels.
1. No songs are repeated on a channel. For
example, if "Sleigh Bells" is included on Channel 1, you'll only hear
it once on that channel. You MAY hear the same song on Channel 2 or 3,
but it will be always be a version by a different singer or group.
2. You will hear the same singer or
performers more than once on each channel. That is, there might be a
couple of songs by Bing Crosby, a couple by Frank Sinatra, etc.
3. Remember: whenever you listen to a
Radio George Channel, the songs will always play in a different order.
Who wants to hear the same music in the same sequence over and over?
4. Tell your friends who love this type of
music about Radio George! You can use the handy Tell-A-Friend link at
the top of this page without interrupting your listening.
Special Listening Notes
for This Channel:
1. On Christmas Night All Christians
Sing is also known as The Sussex Carol. Its words were
first published in 1684. Popular in Britain, this version is sung by
Anthony Newley, a British singer, songwriter, and actor with a long
track record of success, including a Grammy and co-writing and
appearing in the Broadway show Stop The World-I Want to Get Off.
2. Panis Angelicus ("Bread of Angels")
dates to 1872. This hymn is not literally a Christmas song, but
like Ave Maria and The Lord's Prayer, it is certainly
part of the beauty and reverence of the Christmas season.
3. A Christmas drinking song? That's
pretty much what
All Over the Town is.
In the cider-producing counties in the southwest of England in the
early 1800’s, wassailing referred to a traditional ceremony that
involves singing and drinking to the health of trees in the hopes that
they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing was to awake the
cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good
harvest of fruit in the fall of the year. The “cider” would be roughly
equivalent to beer or wine today…so “wassailing” was basically the
original version of what we today call a pub crawl!