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By Paula Downes, Copyright © 2019

Ballads for Christmas

A series of eight short films and animations by Paula Downes, with music for high voices and harp by Andrew Downes, and Christmas texts from around the world, including a French Canadian carol translated by J. Edgar Middleton; traditional Mexican poetry; Eskimo poetry translated by Peter Freuchen; and poems by Samuel Coleridge, William Morris, Thomas Hardy, Charles MacKay and Alfred Tennyson.

1. The Huron Carol
2. Pilgrims in Mexico
3. The Virgin's Cradle Hymn
4. The Mother's Song
5. Shepherd's Carol
6. Christmas 1924
7. The Holly Bough
8. New Year Bells
Ballads for Christmas - all 8 films and animations in one video.