Posts Tagged "Christmas Carols"

The Real Christmas Story (Revised & Updated)

This post was originally published on December 23, 2008.  I have updated the story a bit and thought is was worth posting again.  So, here goes, and Merry Christmas!

Every year in our family, we recount the Christmas story. Some years we do it with music, other years we read a story book, and one year the kids put on a puppet show complete with music! This year, we’re going back to the source of the story, and the source of all knowledge and wisdom, the Word of God. I thought I would share it with you.  The story itself is fairly long, but God’s story is worth the time!

Biblical passages are all footnoted.  As best I recall, all biblical passage are from the ESV.  Originally, this story was comprised only of passages directly from the Bible.  I have updated it to include some transitional statements between verses.  These are shown in italics.

The story of Christmas started a long long time ago.  In fact, the story of Christmas began with the beginning of time.

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

To kick off this Christmas season, Tim Hawking recalls what happened when he tried to sing a classic Christmas song.

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A Christmas Carol Advent

The purpose of this post is to announce a change of pace for the month of December.  I love Christmas.  I always have.  I love Christmas Day, and I love everything that goes along with the Christmas season.  I love Christmas music of all sorts.  In fact, I loved it all long before I ever knew Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Obviously, since that time, it has taken on a whole new meaning.  This Christmas season, I decided to use this blog to feature some of my favorite Christmas songs.

So, Beginning December 1 and continuing through December 25, this blog will host A Christmas Carol Advent.  We will count down until Christmas through 25 popular Christmas songs.  Each day will present a different song complete with a link to a youtube video, a brief history, a commentary and analysis of the song, a listing of questions that can be used for reflection and devotion and the lyrics to each song.  I have tried to feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs.

I hope that you will interact with this advent calendar by posting comments on the many Christmas Songs that will be featured.  If you have an interesting fact about the song, feel free to post it.  If you want to answer one of the questions posed for each day, please feel free to leave a comment.  I hope you will enjoy this feature, and we will get back to normal posts and articles following Christmas!

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