Christmas Eve is here. Later tonight, I look forward to the customary drive to church where I see empty parking lots and festivities in the homes along the way.
My readers have given me gifts of visits, likes, and comments. You are a very gracious lot. Interestingly, this is post #800, which has generated almost 54,000 visits, and over well 3,000 comments from visitors (not counting my responses).
This past week’s posts took us on a music journey through the vast world of humanity. Given the comments, you appreciated the surprises along the way.
Under the Christmas tree you will like a variety of gifts. Pick as many as you like, but I insist you take at least one … and I hope you tell me the gift(s) you selected. (I’m very interested to see what John takes.) I’ve also added some blog references for fun – but I can’t mention everyone!
The handbell lovers have two choices. Tonight, our choir is joining forces with the vocal choir for this combined Noel Festival. (No YouTube, but a high quality recording without the bells.) Meesh, I believe this is a French carol.
We are also playing this version of Silent Night to accompany the congregation with candle light. Kay, you enjoy calm & beauty through music.
On the Time post I featured Lynn Purse, so here is another one of your compositions – Father Christmas.
Here’s a treat from Australia of a fabulous light show at St. Mary’s Cathedral … and it is very fitting for the day. (thanks Mags)
Since Carol of the Bells is a holiday favorite, this is done by a very good handbell choir. (Rita, extra handbell music to widen your choice.)
For anyone who hasn’t heard of Santa’s Six White Boomers, here ya go .. Ah those crazy Aussies. Wonder if Les will enjoy this?