Silent Night Holy Night!

Merry Christmas!

We’re listening to Christmas music as we prepare for our Christmas Eve tradition, attending a candlelight service at our church. Which led to us talking about our favorite Christmas songs, and then our favorite Christmas memories.  What are your favorite Christmas songs? Favorite Christmas memories?

We have enjoyed (as a compromise since our taste in music is different) listening to Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas music. Bill commented today, the only problem with just instrumental music, the younger generations won’t learn the words, which have GREAT meaning behind them.

Bill’s favorite childhood memory of Christmas time was going ice skating. We moved a lot, so we didn’t have set traditions. I honestly can’t think of a favorite memory as a child. But a tradition we started with our daughter was going out one night before Christmas to look at all the lights. And since he doesn’t like hot drinks, we stopped for ice cream (yes, while we lived up north) to have a fun snack. It was fun passing it one to her husband. I’ll never forget us going into the ice cream store and it was very cold out. We thought everyone must think we were nuts (and we were surprised it was open), but who did we run into? Our pastor! He’s a bit nutty, too!

Sadly, this year, we haven’t been able to fit this tradition in…but we are all going to attend our Christmas Eve Candlelight service! Now that’s a time honoring tradition!

So for my favorite hymns: O’ Come All Ye Faithful (Come Let Us Adore Him); Silent Night, Oh Holy Night; and, Little Drummer Boy (from my childhood).  Bill had too many to list, but he agrees with my first two!

I looked at the lyrics of various favorite hymns and decided I prefer the words to Silent Night, Oh Holy night.  Enjoy:

O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine o night
O night divine
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine o night
O night divine
Ooh yes it was
Ooh it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah
It was a holy holy holy, oh oh oh

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Gaylord Palms ICE 2015 Manger scene with our precious two-year-old grandson.

May you enjoy the holy-ness of this special holiday!

May God Bless!

Bill and Debbie

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Silent Night Holy Night!

  1. Hey Debbie 😀 Merry Christmas! I’m sure yours was fantastic! I’ve been obsessed with the Sparrow in the Birch album by the Crofts Family. I adore that Christmas album! And I can’t think of a “favorite” memory but I’ve had lots of good ones! Promise.

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