Last year I posted “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by this great a cappella group. This year I was looking for additional music for my 4th Christmas CD. The hand picked music that I make for my car. I stumbled upon this group again. I listened to all their wonderful music – and chose three to use. This one is my favorite. If you have never heard anything from this group, look them up – you won’t be disappointed. They are a class act.
I also suggest “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”.
God Bless you on this rare day of 12-12-12. I hope all your Christmas wishes come true this season.
Last week I was listening to my Christmas CD driving home from somewhere. All of a sudden this next song came on and I was transfixed by its beauty. You know the kind of song that I mean. The one that has a hint of sadness in it. Of pulling at your heart-strings – in a good way. The pulling of emotions that only music can do – when mere words fail us. It was Michael W. Smith. This song is on his Christmas CD. It is reflective and moving. I found myself being grateful and shuffling through some wonderful memories of past things around the holiday season – some sad, some happy – some a little of both. Tears were streaming down my face and it was a little embarrassing the closer I drove to home. I wondered, “what will Greg think I’m crying about?” It was a little silly. Thankfully he was not home yet – just my pretty puppy and she did not notice anything out of the ordinary – was just glad to see me as always. I told Greg about the incident the next time we were in the car together listening to my Christmas CD. I can’t remember him ever being moved to tears by any music before, except “Lamb of God” by Michael English – but I think he understood.
We had the pleasure of hearing Michael (Smitty) in concert a few years back with a full choir and orchestra. From the first notes of his majestic Christmas music – I was moved to tears and stayed that way the entire concert. He’s just that good.
Music is the universal language and can say things that words can’t express. It sets a mood – prepares our hearts and minds – and brings a new appreciation for the gifts around us. I’m always grateful and thankful for music that stirs and moves my heart.
Enjoy and God Bless
I watched this movie last week on GMC. I didn’t expect to like it – after all, most of the “Christmas movies” are too sweet and very precious – but at the same time a real turn-off for those of us who live in the real world.
This one was different. A single mom played by Teri Polo. A little girl with a big heart. An elderly sick neighbor who still blessed others even though she was suffering. Bullies and misunderstandings, not enough money and kindness of strangers. Life. And wishes and prayers that must be left up to God. Great story line and wonderful actors.
I highly recommend it for you and your family this Christmas season.
I would be remiss if I did not include this musical treasure from the movie “Home Alone”. It never gets old, year after year – and some of my best memories of this song are singing it in a “Singing Christmas Tree” production at our church years ago. I sing it with students every year at this time of year – and it’s always fresh and beautiful. I found this HD video with the song and think it is just lovely. Hope you enjoy it!
I LOVE this song. I don’t know why – but I do. Coldplay is a class act – there isn’t anything from this band that I don’t like. The piano player that I am always appreciates piano driven music – and all of their music is this way. Flawless vocals and amazing chord structures. That’s Coldplay.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. “May all of your troubles soon be gone”
I love this arrangement of the old classic by Josh Groban. It’s fun to play and I have even had some of my male voice students sing this.
Don’t you just love hearing these great songs again throughout the years? When a song is well written, it stands the test of time.
Enjoy and God Bless