Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas Carol Countdown: DECEMBER 25: Silent Night

MERRY CHRISTMAS “Silent Night” (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol. The original lyrics of the song Stille Nacht were written in Austria by the priest Father Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by the Austrian … Continue reading

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Puzzle 23

I created this puzzle myself. It’s pretty good if you ask me. March 9 2008: This was the day you helped rescue a code breaker by solely using a clue left by him in his calender. You had the kidnapper … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 24: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a popular secular sixteenth-century English carol from the West Country of England. The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition where wealthy people of the community gave Christmas treats to … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 23: Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont originally composed his song in 1850. A plaque commemorating the “birthplace” of “Jingle Bells” adorns the side of a building in Medford, Massachusetts. Pierpont wrote the song there, at the former Simpson Tavern, now 19 High Street … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 22: Twas the Night Before Christmas

What? It isn’t a carol? It should be. Come on I would like it if carolers came up and read this poem to me. Okay I’m almost out of songs and I’m getting desperate. I have 23-26 lined up along … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 21: What Child Is This?

“What Child Is This?” is a popular Christmas carol written in 1865. … [by] William Chatterton Dix (Wikipedia) As it is Christmas week. This would be a perfect carol. only 4 more days! 1. What child is this, who, laid … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 18, 19, 20: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In; O Christmas Tree ; O Come All Ye Faithful,

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In: “I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)” is a traditional and popular Christmas carol from England. A variant of its parent tune “Greensleeves”, the earliest printed version of “I Saw Three Ships” is … Continue reading

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