Thursday, December 25, 2008

Worthy Is The Lamb, Hallelujah - TNT orphanage, Aizawl India

Wouldn't you just love to take a bunch of these children home and adopt them? (Especially the two little guys falling asleep at the beginning.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mary's Boy Child - Boney M

By request from last year. (This is my husband's favorite.)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let It Snow - Harry Connick, Jr.

Have you ever seen jazz Christmas lights? Check this out. It starts a little mild, but builds toward the end.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Wexford Carol - Celtic Woman

The Wexford Carol (also known as the Enniscorthy Carol) is a traditional Irish carol, originating from County Wexford. It's a beautiful retelling of the nativity. The singer is Maeve Ni Mhaolchatha, an original member of Celtic Woman, who has now gone on to pursue a solo career.

Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born
The night before that happy tide
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town
But mark right well what came to pass
From every door repelled, alas
As was foretold, their refuge all
Was but a humble ox's stall
Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God's angel did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
Arise and go, the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you'll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born
With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went the babe to find
And as God's angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold
Within a manger he was laid
And by his side a virgin maid
Attending on the Lord of Life
Who came on earth to end all strife
There were three wise men from afar
Directed by a glorious star
And on they wandered night and day
Until they came where Jesus lay
And when they came unto that place
Where our beloved Messiah lay
They humbly cast them at his feet
With gifts of gold and incense sweet.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Josh Groban

Pull out the tissues now. You're going to need them while you watch these two clips.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant

This is such a beautiful song, depicting what Mary, the mother of Jesus, might have felt. The visuals, from "The Nativity," produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, seem to fit the music perfectly.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Most Parodied Christmas Song Ever

When I was a little girl, I wasn't too crazy about singing The Twelve Days of Christmas, because it seemed to go on and on and on. It was kind of boring. I guess that's one reason everyone likes to put their own spin on it. Here are some versions I found, starting with my all-time favorite.

John Denver and the Muppets

Here's one for my little "princess" nieces.

Disney Princesses Twelve Days of Christmas

And one for a few of my nephews.

The Twelve Punishments of Christmas

One for everyone who has recently ended a relationsip.

The Twelve Days AFTER Christmas - Leslie Garrett

One for everyone in my generation. This was all over the radio.

Bob and Doug Mackenzie's Twelve Days of Christmas

And one for anyone who would like to simplify Christmas.

The Twelve PAINS of Christmas

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

Hmmm, I remember Elvis as a middle-aged fat guy in white bell bottoms and sequins. After watching this, I can see why women went nuts over him. (Yeah, he's good looking and he KNOWS it.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Commercial

Christmas music - Chocolate - Does it get any better?