Tag: Carols

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year” ~ E. Scrooge We have arrived at December at last; I trust we can all agree that Christmas music is at now acceptable. For me it started in the summer.  My Pandora commonly shuffles over to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ […]

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Tonight is Twelfth Night, Epiphany, the end of the twelve days of Christmas. On Boxing Day, I snuck some time from when I should be packing to jot down two lullabies. Lullabies for Jesus – yeah, the idea’s corny. One lullaby is a setting of words for an old carol, Balulalow. The other began as […]

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A Christmas Carol from Finland

 

I’m a night owl and the rest of my family are not. So when Christmas Eve rolls around, the house is quiet and I’m wrapping a few last gifts, assembling bicycles, and arranging everything just so under the tree, I listen to quiet, reverent carols to fit the mood. Being of Finnish extraction, this is my favorite.

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Christmas for my family ended at eleven o’clock last night with aching feet and dishpan hands. Because we celebrate on Christmas Eve, it’s not unusual for Christmas Day to leave us feeling rather flat. But hey, it’s still Christmas – and there are 12 days more of it – so there’s no reason for the […]

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