A Bit of Yuletide Humor

I know we’re all about as stressed as we can be as it gets closer to Christmas, with the presents, the family, etc. All a bit busy to even think at times, so I thought you might enjoy a somewhat humorous rendition of the best selling single ever – White Christmas. That’s right, not just out of Christmas songs, but White Christmas is the best selling single ever released. I hope you enjoy this rendition …

Pa Rum Pum Pum-Pum

I have a feeling the title of this week’s blog gave away the song we’ll be discussing. You’re right if you thought The Little Drummer Boy. I became a fan of this song after seeing the television special as a young girl. This song was written in 1941 by Katherine K. Davis, a composer interested in producing material for amateur choirs.  It became famous in 1958 when the song was recorded by the Harry Simeone …

The Song that Paused a War

There are some songs that hit you right in the heart and will automatically make you smile. With its wonderful words about peace and goodwill, Silent Night is one of those songs. While the words were written in the 1700s, the music wasn’t composed until 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber in Austria. This song has now been recorded over 700 times in the last 36 years. However, the real story that gets this song included …

The Happiest Time of the Year

It’s Christmas. The season of giving and good cheer. It’s considered the happiest time of the year. And from the looks on the children’s faces, I agree. Some of that cheer comes from the songs played on the radio, in the stores, and in our own homes. Last year, I told of the history of two songs, Go Tell It on the Mountain and the Twelve Days of Christmas. This year, I thought I’d do …

Favorite Songs of the Season

A quick FYI, my Christmas book The Chain You Forge is on sale this week for $0.99. http://amzn.to/2Al7tRC. Now on to our blog. Favorite Songs of the Season I love listening to the older Christmas songs that I grew up with. We all remember “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.” These songs have stayed with me since my childhood. I especially love the history behind these songs. I thought for the holidays coming up, I’d share …