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Christmas Music! Do you have a favorite?

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Post by Dadtodabone » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:02 am

Jana Mashonee sings "Oh Holy Night" in Navajo. She's accompanied by an orchestra and a Native American ensemble.
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Post by Wodathunkit » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:29 am

Mercy me - Silient Night. With all due respect to the original, their version is how it should have been done. If someone would link it for me I'd appreciate it (I don't know how on my iPad) :confused5
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Wodathunkit wrote:Mercy me - Silient Night. With all due respect to the original, their version is how it should have been done. If someone would link it for me I'd appreciate it (I don't know how on my iPad) :confused5
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Post by MotherBear » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:58 pm

Two favorite Christmas CDs every year:

1) Andrew Peterson's "Behold The Lamb of God" -- it's a beautiful, musical telling of the whole big-picture story of Christmas.

2) Rick Trevino's "Oh Ven, Emanuel" -- I grew up going to the same church as he does, and every year he sings at the Christmas Eve service. He has the kids come up and join him for part of it. When I hear him singing "Away in a Manger," "Silent Night," and "Welcome to Our World," I'm back in the sanctuary with the warmth and light of all the candles and the crowd, celebrating Christmas with my church family. It amazes me how strong the connection is. I imagine it's a good CD in and of itself as well, but the real reason I listen to it is for the nostalgia.


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Post by mamabearCali » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 pm

In seriousness "I hear the bells on christmas day" Casting crowns....

For fun. The Hat I got for Christmas is too Beeg....Mel Blanc
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Post by SewTexas » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:17 pm

let me see if I can link to one of my new faves and they are from TEXAS!!!! Acapella! can you believe it? (well, I don't know how to embed it?)

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Post by Jaguar » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:49 pm

Elvis Presley, "Blue Christmas"

My mom wore out that record when my dad was in Vietnam. I couldn't stand it for years afterwards but after mom passed away it has become my favorite.
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SewTexas wrote:let me see if I can link to one of my new faves and they are from TEXAS!!!! Acapella! can you believe it? (well, I don't know how to embed it?)

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remove the www. and for this one, the feature player subset &feature=youtu.be
This is a wonderful rendition, thank you.
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Post by Dadtodabone » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:22 pm

MotherBear wrote:Two favorite Christmas CDs every year:

1) Andrew Peterson's "Behold The Lamb of God" -- it's a beautiful, musical telling of the whole big-picture story of Christmas.

2) Rick Trevino's "Oh Ven, Emanuel" -- I grew up going to the same church as he does, and every year he sings at the Christmas Eve service. He has the kids come up and join him for part of it. When I hear him singing "Away in a Manger," "Silent Night," and "Welcome to Our World," I'm back in the sanctuary with the warmth and light of all the candles and the crowd, celebrating Christmas with my church family. It amazes me how strong the connection is. I imagine it's a good CD in and of itself as well, but the real reason I listen to it is for the nostalgia.


There are 3 or 4 short videos on youtube of Rick singing last Christmas Eve at HCBC.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:09 pm

I love this song and Sugarland's rendition is unusual.

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Post by ELB » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:33 pm

I don't know which one is my all time favorite, but the USAF Band "Flash Mob" playing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World at the National Air and Space Museum is a superb bit of muscianship and choreography.

Be sure you have some good speakers or headphones to listen to this, because the sound recording is excellent. I've played it about 50 times so far.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:35 pm

Oh how I wish I could sing! It's one of God's greatest gifts to man.
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Post by WildBill » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:56 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Oh how I wish I could sing! It's one of God's greatest gifts to man.
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Me too!

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Post by Oldgringo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:01 pm


My all-time, all-season favorite!

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Post by Dadtodabone » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:41 pm

Clay, stop motion, silly. A classic that still brings joy to the hearts of my children and grand children!



My favorite rendition of the "Quest of the Magi"
1964, vocal arrangement by Brian Wilson.

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