That's why There's a Christmas Day / "C" is for the Christ Child - with pictures

This Christmas song was written by Jenny Lou Carson (1915–1978) and Eddy Arnold (1918 –2008).  Copyright was registered in 1949, and the song has been performed and recorded by many artists.

The slideshow below can be used to accompany the song - it has a full-screen image representing each letter in the word "Christmas".



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(*) Image sources and credits

Christ-child:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gerard_van_Honthorst_001.jpg

Herald angels:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGovert_Flinck_-_Aankondiging_aan_de_herders.jpg

Our Redeemer:   http://pixabay.com/en/statue-christ-christ-the-redeemer-518001/

Israel:  http://pixabay.com/p-176917/?no_redirect

Star that shone:    https://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingfortheword/8618804110/

Three wise men:   http://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2014/04/05/12/19/camel-316894_640.jpg

Manger where Jesus lay:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/janetbeasley/6408393519/

All he stands for:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingfortheword/6873864194/

Shepherds came:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAdoration_of_the_shepherds_reni.JPG

That's why there's a Christmas Day:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingfortheword/6444921433/ 

Examples

Singer with 50s style backing track, and images from a childhood Christmas book:


Jim Reeves recording:


"Country Reunion" TV show performance:


Singer with acoustic guitar:


Garage band style recording:


Upbeat country band, professional recording:




Child singer, live in a church service:

Instrumental - piano:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
C is for the Christ Child born upon this day
H is for Herald Angels in the night
R means our redeemer
I means Israel
S is for the star that shone so bright
T is for three wise men they who travelled far
M is for the manger where he lay
A’s for all he stands for
S means shepherds came
T is for three wise men they who travelled far
M is for the manger where he lay
A’s for all he stands for
S means shepherds came
And that’s why there’s a Christmas day,
And that’s why there’s a Christmas day.

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C is for the Christ Child born upon this day
H is for Herald Angels in the night
R means our redeemer
I means Israel
S is for the star that shone so bright
T is for three wise men they who travelled far
M is for the manger where he lay
A’s for all he stands for
S means shepherds came
T is for three wise men they who travelled far
M is for the manger where he lay
A’s for all he stands for
S means shepherds came
And that’s why there’s a Christmas day,
And that’s why there’s a Christmas day.

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