Many teachers have students of varying backgrounds and ethnicities in their classes. After all, America is a melting pot! This song is a great way for you and your students to explore their roots and to connect with members of the community who come from different cultures and backgrounds. At the same time, itcan remind us that the joy of the holiday season transcends national boundaries.
Written in a very joyful style, this song would make a perfect opener or closer for any Christmas concert. Though syncopated, the melody is still quite simple and easily learned. The world beat and optional foreign language greetings add an international flavor and lots of fun. There's plenty of flexibility in this song, so you can tailor it to any class or situation.