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Category Archives: Holidays
The Coventry Carol has been a favorite of mine for many years – when done “right”, it will send chills up your spine. The author of this work is unknown; the oldest known text was written down by Robert Croo … Continue reading
While I love the traditional Christmas carols that we sing in church, I also love many of the songs that I hear on the radio. One of my favorites has always been “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree”; no Christmas is … Continue reading
Can you go a Christmas season without hearing ”Blue Christmas” at least once? I say you cannot! This is one of those songs that grows on you over the years.
The first time I heard this arrangement of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, I knew that I had to go out and buy this group’s album: . . I liked their music so much that I bought copies as Christmas presents … Continue reading
. I have to admit, when I was a kid, I didn’t care for this song at all – I think it’s only as we grow up and leave home that we are able to appreciate the bittersweet sentiment of … Continue reading
Back in 2011, I got an idea for something to do for the days leading up to Christmas – I LOVE Christmas music, both sacred and secular, so I thought it might be nice to post some of my favorites. … Continue reading
. . From 1978, this classic clip from the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” never fails to leave me in stitches: . . Turkey Day’s comin’! .
. Whenever I think of Thanksgiving, this is the song that comes to mind – and this is a beautiful arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: . .
I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play: