Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 337, December 3

Do you love Christmas music? I do. I love sappy ones. I love spiritual ones. I love hymns like "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." I love fun ones like "Up On the Housetop." Who does not love Christmas carols? Who CAN not love them?
Christmas carols remind me of what's good in the world. They remind me of happy times spent with family and friends. They remind me of attending church on Sundays and listening to the organist play Christmas hymns for the prelude.
What is your favorite Christmas carol? My "faves" have changed over the years. At one time, it was "O Holy Night." My current favorite is perhaps a little known one called "Mary Let Me Hold Her Baby." It will probably change again.
I can't sing worth a darn. Though I can read music and stumble my way through a song on the piano, I can't sing. But I love to hear others sing. I love to hear the blending of soprano and alto voices, with the men's tenor and bass complementing the women's higher tones. And perhaps that is a talent right there: being able to appreciate the talents of others, those individuals gifted with pure, true voices.
So, for today, I am grateful for Christmas carols.

1 comment:

  1. The Lord hears the carols of our hearts. "And Jesus listening can hear the songs I cannot sing." Hymns 320

    Christmas, though in the bleak midwinter, brings sunshine to our souls!