'Hail the blest morn'
and 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' on Little Wonder 912
Little Wonder records caused a sensation in North American 5 & 10¢ stores between 1915 and 1923.
They were single-sided and ran for just over a minute. Because of their small size they were made to play at 80rpm. The first discs were 5" in diameter, which later increased to 5½". Each was sold without a sleeve for 10¢.
Many Little Wonders were given as stocking-fillers. This simple recording evokes memories of a family's Chrismas Morning almost a century ago, as a loved one awoke 3,000 miles away in the trenches, little knowing that for one day they were about to swap their mortars and machine guns for a simple soccer ball.
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