This one is tough to teach to children sitting in the back seat of the car, even with many repetitions over many years, and even if they have some ability.
Trust me on this. You may eventually consider it worth the effort, but...
We are now trying to at least expose the daughters of the eldest to this sort of thing, just so that they get some vague sense that not all Christmas songs are happy and cute. In their later years, they will need to know that "Jingle Bells" is not especially sustaining when your spouse is undergoing tests for a possible worrisome diagnosis. I hate winter/Santa songs masquerading as carols. To be fair, my wife finds them great fun, and requests them with sly grins when we choose in rotation. She bats her eyelashes just to spite me.
"And in despair I bowed my head. There is no peace on Earth, I said, for hate is strong and mocks the song of Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Men."
That one was written during the Civil War.
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