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I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 24 times over and a great-grandmother of 13. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I am a Board Certified genealogist and more information on all this, as well as direct contact info, is on my Circlemending website.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Singalong with Circlemending - Songs of the Season - The Birth of our Savior

It is the last Sunday of Advent. This coming Friday night is Christmas eve, when we celebrate the birth of our Savior. There are so many songs, hymns, and carols that celebrate that event. Surely you have many favorites, so share one here.

One of my favorites is "Infant Holy" - it's a simple song and I love the version on the recording "Twas on a Night Like This" (discussed a couple of weeks ago. But here is a YouTube version with a lovely background video, the song performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Enjoy the experience.

So now it's your turn: Share the lyrics, title, or link to a favorite song that speaks to the birth of our Savior, the reason we celebrate this time of year. Let us not forget the Reason for the Season.

Merry Christmas to all my followers, and to anyone who just stumbles on this post.

3 comments:

  1. Jean:

    Merry Christmas!

    "O Holy Night" (1847)

    A gorgeous song performed by so many amazing artists; Josh Groban this time around - simply incredible!

    UTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQWXfHzOKUU

    All my best,

    Jennifer

    Jennifer R. Bernard
    Mont Vernon, NH

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  2. Oh yes, I love both of those, and don't forget one of my children's favorites, Away in a Manager!

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  3. Hi
    I'm a new genealogy blogger at Family Archaeologist. I loved to sing in the choir as a kid & in High School, and every year go wherever I can to sing Christmas songs. O Holy Night was a favorite of my dad's and we sang it often. I just made a post about how my grandparents knew hundreds of songs and we've relegated singing to so-called "professionals." You may enjoy it at www.familyarchaeologist.com -- the post is "The Cash and Song Book" Plus my grandfather's diary of his trip to America 100 years ago will be posted on the centennial of its writing. Hope you drop by.

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