I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas jingles. There’s nothing like the golden oldies sung by Jim Reeves, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley in that deep baritone to bring some Christmas cheer and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. If you don’t have access to your parents’ old LPs don’t despair. You can hear them crooning to you on your laptop or ipod right now for free – Thanks to a happy discovery by MKB Delhi mum, Priyanka!
Priyanka needed good music for her son’s birthday party and came upon www.listentoyoutube.com.Whatever you ‘watch’ on youtube, you can ‘listen to’ too. Just go to ListenToYouTube.com and type in the URL of the video on youtube. Within seconds it’ll extract the MP3 from the video and you are ready to download your audio version. Convert all your favourite tracks into MP3 and voila! you have a brand new playlist on your iPod.
There’s another tool I use as well to download video and audio from YouTube onto my computer. If you use Firefox, go to Tools > Add-ons. Click on ‘Get Add-ons’ and in the Search box type in youtube. You’ll get a number of tools that download audio and video. just pick one, ?(I use Download Helper or 1 Click YouTube Video Downloader) click install and its done. These tools put a small download link right next to ?the YouTube video that you view and lets you download it directly.
Make your own playlist of golden oldies. Kids and I have been listening all week to Jim Reeves’ Silver Bells, White Christmas, Rudolph, The Christmas Polka, Dean Martin’s Let It Snow, Baby, Its Cold Outside, Frank Sinatra’s Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town (with Cindy Lauper), Elvis Presley’s Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Marilyn Monroe’s Santa Baby, The Jackson 5′s I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Nat King Cole’s All I want for Christmas (My Two Front Teeth), The Christmas Song, Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Joy to the World and some beautiful original German versions of Silent Night.
Merry Christmas and Happy Downloading!