Category Archives: Advent/Christmas

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

. . Gets me every time…

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #24: The Night Before Christmas

. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed….And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #24: The Day Before Christmas

. Happy day before Christmas! I had a bit of a conundrum with today’s musical selections. I ended up with many selections which lend themselves to “Christmas Eve”; some deal with the “Santa Claus” aspect of Christmas, while others celebrate … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #23: A Trio of Very Intelligent Gentlemen

When I was a kid, I loved this song, but it took me FOREVER to finally get the rhythm down right when I would sing it without accompaniment! Of course, in church, we sang it reverently, but there have been … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #22: An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Whoever made the decision to team up Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters deserves a medal for raising the spirits of families in this country at a time when there was lots of uncertainty about what the future held in … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #21: Shepherds and Angels

….And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #20: Sounds Like Christmas

I don’t know about you, but for me there are certain songs that I hear on the radio that always put me in a Christmas frame of mind. The funny thing is, they are all songs that are – for … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #19: Blues and Rhythm

What’s that you say, Skippy? Your sweetie’s far from home? Well, just tell him/her to “Please Come Home For Christmas”: . .

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #18: Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my Mom’s birthday, so I picked this song out especially for her.  It came out in 2008; I remember that, because just a few weeks after I heard it for the first time, my mother had to unexpectedly … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #17: A (Mostly) Acoustical Christmas

. I have to admit, the first time I heard this song, I thought it was a release from Peter, Paul, and Mary – the Barenaked Ladies are joined by Sarah McLachlan to do an upbeat version of “God Rest Ye, … Continue reading

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