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Songs of Christmas – Day 17

Once again I’m just a little bit late posting this. Although we all have favorite carols that most of us know by heart there are apparently many, many more songs that we don’t get exposed to. So today I’ve chosen … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas – Day 13

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen. God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen? Apparently, there is a a lot of misunderstanding about this extremely popular English carol and that has everything to do with a comma.

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Songs of Christmas – Day 12

I’m so sorry this is late. I have been running ragged this week between work, dancing and preparing to throw a Christmas party. Today’s (yesterday’s?) song is Hark the Herald Angels Sing. This staple of Christmas music is another of … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas – Day 11

Today’s song is a return to the traditional.  What Child is This was written by William Chatterton Dix in 1865 and set to a English melody called Greensleeves, which dates back to the 16th century.

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Songs of Christmas – Day 9

Today’s carol is O Come, O come Emmanuel. It is a translation of an Ecclesiastical Latin text, that is of uncertain origin. My research says it is based on Isaiah 7:14. It is a beautiful song about the coming Messiah … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas – Day 8

Tonight I present one of the earliest carol hymns written by an American, well at least according to BibleStudyCharts.com. Rev. Edmund Hamilton Sears wrote the lyrics for It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, and the hymn was published in 1849. … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas – Day 7

Today’s song involves a history lesson. No doubt you’ve heard Carol of the Bells, but what you might not be aware of is that the melody was originally a Ukrainian folk song that had nothing to do with Christmas.

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