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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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Christmas Carol Countdwn: December 16-17: Joy to the World; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Before I begin I would like to say this is post #100. Expect something that used to be common but has not been around for about a year to come back. Now to the carols. Joy to the World Joy! … Continue reading

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Christmas carol countdown: December 14 and 15: Go Tell It on the Mountain; Deck the Halls

Go Tell It on the Mountain “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual made by John W. Work in 1865. It was a nativity carol that is sung today. but not as often as some others. Not … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 12, 13: The Holly and the Ivy; The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Holly and the Ivy “The Holly and the Ivy” is an English traditional Christmas carol. “Holly and ivy have been the mainstay of Christmas decoration for church use since at least the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when they are … Continue reading

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