Countdown to Christmas – Lights, Music, and Poetry

This is the place to share your Christmas cheer! Here is my first entry:

Enjoy!

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87 Responses to Countdown to Christmas – Lights, Music, and Poetry

    • amwick says:

      Ok, this is just a silly old plastic church, with one little light,,,, but to me this meant Christmas. My mother had it, and it played Silent Night on a wind up chime. I have my own now, I haunted ebay until I found it… and when I sit it in the dark corner with the little light on, my childhood memories glow warm and sweet….

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  1. shiloh1973 says:

    OK, I will start the fun.

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  2. nyetneetot says:

    These are examples of what should not be posted here. Make a note of it.

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  3. stella says:

    One of my Christmas traditions is to buy each of my GS’s (and my daughter and husband) a new ornament each year. That way, they will have a head start on tree decorating when they get their own homes.

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    • amwick says:

      Every year I ask DH for an ornament as a gift. He is not much of a shopper and it is a simple request. I tried to sew my own mini stockings out of felt and decorate them…Lets just say they were pretty humble…

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    • joshua says:

      The Texas State Capital gift shop has a new ornament each year for That Year…and my wife buys one every year, and one for each of our kids in a collection for the last 25 years…and they make a total small tree combined with a few “special memory” ornaments from when the kids were growing up from birth…..she has been relentless and never missed a year…..whether the kids want it or not….they have each a collection to take away with them leaving home.

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  4. Menagerie says:

    An old favorite. The holiday season isn’t complete for me without Dean Martin.

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  5. Menagerie says:

    A newer favorite.

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  6. Menagerie says:

    One of my favorite things about mass during Advent is getting to sing the Agnes Dei. I love it. Sometimes the haunting beauty of it gives me this tiny glimpse of a profound beauty I cannot yet see, a language I don’t yet know. But my heart yearns, and this is a calling for it, for all that I cannot even imagine. It’s a call of love to our savior, yes, but hints of so much more.

    I have learned in the past several years that sacred music done well leads the soul on a journey of beauty and celebration, a journey of promise we long for. I wish everyone could experience the beauty of reverent liturgy combined with this kind of music.

    I really didn’t care for it at first, but even my ignorance could not stand against its seduction.

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  7. Wooly Phlox says:

    WP Snowflakes are back!!!

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  8. Wooly Phlox says:

    Seeger could cover. He sure could.

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  10. Wooly Phlox says:

    Interview with my professor for the last 25 years:

    He doesn’t know he’s been my professor.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Every track on this CD is a masterpiece.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      If I had a private island to whose shores I could banish three people, it would be Bobby McFerrin, Imogen Heap, and Beardyman. They, together, would create musical utopia.

      Now, I seriously think about a kickstarter.

      Let me direct those three — be their kitchen manager on one musical project.

      It would be epic.

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  12. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Mele Kalikimaka

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  13. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Don’t forget to say, “Merry Christmas!”

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  17. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Keep ’em guessing…

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  18. Wooly Phlox says:

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  22. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Col Ken, word is , they cook…

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  26. shiloh1973 says:

    My favorite Christmas song.

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  27. joshua says:

    Bob Hope in “Silver Bells” the movie…

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  28. Wooly Phlox says:

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  29. WeeWeed says:

    Tree’s up!

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  30. Wooly Phlox says:

    Man.

    Y’all m’fers need Jesus.

    :D.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      One of the funniest things in the world, to me, is is that Bobby doesn’t know that he’s been my tutor for the last 25 or 30 years.

      When I meet him I hope I have a can of shoeshine.

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  31. amwick says:

    Well we had a very nice time at our friends’ Christmas potlatch supper. After dinner Christmas sing along,,, and one that is relatively new(1991), considering.. This is a lovely song.. and the lyrics are soulful all on their own

    Mary did you know?

    [Verse 1]
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will some day walk on water?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
    Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
    This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.

    [Verse 2]
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
    Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
    And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

    Oh Mary did you know

    The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
    The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

    [Verse 3]
    Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
    Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
    This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am

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