My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #25: Songs for Christmas Day


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Gets me every time…

Greetings on this happiest of days! I’ll leave you today with special music which celebrates the birth day of Jesus, starting with Faith Hill’s “Joy to the World”:
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One of my favorites – Karen Carpenter singing “Christ is Born”:
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Set to the tune of “Greensleeves” (which is believed to have been composed by Henry VIII of England) is the hauntingly beautiful “What Child Is This?”:
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The Harry Simeone Chorale’s classic “The Little Drummer Boy” (somewhere in our house, there is a copy of Rachel and me singing this in church):
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An absolutely breathtaking arrangement of “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”:
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One of my all-time favorites – “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (Bing Crosby, natch)
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Here’s a song which is actually part of the “Easter” portion of Handel’s “Messiah”, but which has become a Christmas favorite, the “Hallelujah Chorus” (this one will put a big smile on your face!):
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Merry Christmas, everyone – blessings to you and yours throughout the coming year. Thank you for being a part of our family’s life, and allowing us to be a part of yours.

I leave you with Blackmore’s Night and their joyous rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”:
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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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5 Responses to My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #25: Songs for Christmas Day

  1. I love them all! I have to admit, the first time I saw the Quinhagak video I laughed like a loon. It was such a well made project!!

    Thank you for all the lovely music you picked out, Teresa, and may y’all have a Wonderful Christmas!!

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  2. The Queen says:

    The Alaskan one was genius… of course it got me stuck in a youtube loop for a long time…. 🙂 Thanks for sharing all of these amazing pieces of music

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  3. Sal says:

    Teresa,
    Thank you so much for putting all this together. It brightened my Advent considerably.
    I must agree- the Alaska video made me laugh out loud, and ‘Sweet Little Jesus Boy” was perfectly beautiful.
    My gift link to you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRobryliBLQ

    Have a blessed Christmastide and a Happy New Year.

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  4. jam2 says:

    Teresa;
    Very nice!
    I kinda have a soft spot for “Noel”. Your compilation is great.
    Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2012!
    e

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  5. GuyS says:

    A belated, but heartfelt Merry Christmas from out here in the hinterlands of Northern Illinois! And may the New Year be all you could hope for….and more!

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