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Carol of the Bells

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It is time for the annual musical Advent calendar. I’m starting with “Carol of the Bells,” which I may never have included before because I don’t like it. “Carol of the Bells” was popular during the Spanish Flu epidemic just […]

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Christmas Cookies

My musical Advent calendar this year is all about new songs — or rather, songs I haven’t featured in my musical Advent calendar before. I therefore bring you a song about baking, since that’s certainly something we need to be […]

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Advent 1

It is the first Sunday of Advent, the time of waiting, watching, hoping, praying, and preparing our hearts for Christmas. Today’s song is “O Come, Divine Messiah,”a very traditional Advent hymn by Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, a French Abbe of the Renaissance. […]

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Shepherds Gathering

#2 son came in last night on his way to #2 daughter's 9th Annual Eggnog Party. #1 daughter and #1 son came by with their spouses, kids, and #1 daughter's brother-in-law for dinner. We had Swiss Chicken, Jessie Potatoes, ┬ásalad, […]

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Wonderful Things

Here’s the Gull Stitch cardigan. Here’s a Cranberry Coffee Cake. Almond cake with a ribbon of leftover cranberry sauce in the middle. My favorite use of cranberry sauce. And here’s the start of a Christmas sock for #1 son. On […]