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Gentlemen, start your Christmas engines

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 and glorious morn

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord
Oh praise His name forever
His power and glory
Evermore proclaim
His power and glory
Evermore proclaim

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  • jwm December 10, 2022, 8:00 AM

    And hooray.
    Mary just did the house decorations. We have tinsel, lights, and a small tree. We have a big gathering planned for our Christmas party next Saturday. In just a few minutes I’m leaving for the beach to do a cold gray bike cruise with the gang. There is rain in the forecast, so we award hard core prizes for the ride today. Only the dedicated come out in the cold and wet. Twitter, Musk, Trump, and all other movers and shakers of current events have been banished from my home, and headspace. It is Christmas time.


  • Dirk December 10, 2022, 10:51 AM

    Wonderful music. We seem to listen to Christmas music from thanksgiving thru the new year. It’s soothing, we both really enjoy it. I’m old school, Perry Coamo, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing, Sammy.

    My wife loves the country western Christmas Music. She also like a group named “ Pentatonix, these kids are truly talented.

    Thank you

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) December 10, 2022, 3:51 PM

    Sadly, I realized that all the singers of my favorite Christmas songs have passed on. Sic transit gloria mundi and all that, I suppose. It’s a wonder of twentieth century technology that we still listen to them as if they were still alive. A kind of immortality that our ancestors could never have imagined.

  • CCW December 10, 2022, 6:15 PM

    I see your Petersens and raise you a Sissel…. The most incredible voice I have ever heard !
    Oh Holy Night sung in Swedish by a Norwegian.

    • John Venlet December 11, 2022, 6:29 AM

      Sissel’s voice is melodically beautiful. Thanks for that link.

  • rabbit tobacco December 10, 2022, 7:39 PM
  • Jack December 11, 2022, 6:20 AM

    I enjoy attending church with both of my daughters on Christmas but we live in different cities now and doing so isn’t in the cards. Christmas properly celebrated and their mother and I raised our girls in church. Both are adults and both still attend; the younger sings and performs on occasion.

    O’ Holy Night has always been one of my favorite Christmas songs and I occasionally find myself participating in the experience of the words and their ultra importance, humming or singing it at different times of the year. It is, after all, a beautiful reminder of the coming of Jesus and the song is appropriate and uplifting, particularly when seasonal anxieties threaten.

  • Casey Klahn December 11, 2022, 7:07 AM

    Christ is the Lord
    Oh praise His name forever

    Marry Christmas everyone. I get a particular pleasure in seeing young people with talent, as showcased here.

    My son & I will go out, myself on skis and he on snowshoes, and get one of the pines from our 30 acres. We are fully cloaked in white stuff, and today it’s on the cement side, so I may wait a day or two for better snow conditions. I usually buy a tree from the Teen Challenge lot, but this year is another in the Reign of Biden, and so that money has gone to eggs, butter, and gas.

    Be of good cheer and have a joyous season!