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Boy howdy! Fimnora was on a roll this week over at Quantum Hermit’s Monday Music Medicine Show! And she wants to know:

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, if it pleases you to play, share with us: songs from a memory, and then from today, and finally from a collection you don’t always play.

silver-bells-22144955Well let’s see. First a song from my memory. There’s one I can think of in particular. I loved it when I was still too young to really appreciate the richer Christmas music I later came to love. I loved it because I always loved the excitement of going Christmas shopping! The hustle and bustle, the decorations, the lights… It’s an oldie but a goodie. This video is from the film The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) in which it was first introduced. I saw this black and white movie with Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell many times as I was growing up. The song is Silver Bells.

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And then we need one from today. That would have to be Michael Crawford singing Oh Holy Night. Here he is with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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1269592-bigthumbnailThat leaves a song from a collection I don’t always play. Actually I don’t have a recording of this anywhere, but I think it’s such a beautiful, tender song. I fell in love with it when I was TRYING to learn to play the piano! This is the Norman Luboff Choir singing the Austrian Christmas carol Still, Still, Still.

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blog3-62We’re all done, but I’m adding my favorite Christmas song. It’s firmly settled in my heart because of all the candlelighting services we’ve attended on Christmas Eve. There is just magic in watching that candle flame being passed from person to person. The same flame growing to include us all. The same love being lit in our hearts. Standing there in the candlelight and singing this song conjures up feelings of belonging and peace for me. The song is Silent Night. This is a video of the group Celtic Woman.

 

Picture Credits:
Silver Bells — www.dreamstime.com
O Holy Night — www.woowoopalooza.com
Quiet Snow Scene — nature.desktopnexus.com
Candlelight — kellehampton.com