Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The footnoteMaven's Christmas Tradition of Blog Caroling

Yes, Geneabloggers it's time for fM's favorite Christmas tradition. From the comfort of my blog, with Hot Toddy in hand, my flannel jammies and furry slippers on, I will blog my favorite Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 14. (I sing so much better online than in person!)

So my fellow GeneaBloggers, I challenge each of you to blog your favorite Christmas Carol - Blog Caroling. We'll all sing along! (Blog Caroling is posting the lyrics, youtube video, etc. of your favorite Christmas carol on your blog.)

Blog Carol between today and Wednesday, 14 December. Post a note to the comments for this article directing us to your Blog Caroling Post and I will create a listing of all our favorites. (Please list Your Name, Blog Name, Favorite Carol and the link to your post in the comments below.)

If you sing along with us, feel free to snag the Victorian Santa Blog Caroling Badge above. When you select the badge, select "Save As" and choose the .png file. This has a transparent background and will show minus the white background.

The date tag is a modified Katie Pertiet, Counting Christmas Tags No. 2 on Designer Digitals. It's on special today.


Blogger Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Digging out my Christmas sweater and wassil bowl and ready for blog caroling:

Cindy Scherwinski
In My Life
Enya singing Silent Night

December 7, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Verse Two:

December 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Karen K said...

Got the eggnog and my sweetie as we blog carol to "All I Want For Christmas Is You", by Vince Vance & the Valiants. We'll be blog caroling on December 14th!

Karen Krugman
Genealogy Frame Of Mind

December 7, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Bill West said...

Hi fM! Here's my now traditional "I Saw Three Ships":
Bill West
West in New England
"I Saw Three Ships"

December 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

Merry, merry, to fM, Here is my all time favorite "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear" at

December 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Dorene from Ohio said...

FM, I love this fun event! Dorene from Ohio blog caroled about Away in a Manger at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay at:

December 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Root Digger said...

I will be participating on this one. Thanks for the great idea.

December 7, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

With egg nog in hand, I am delighted to make this a new holiday tradition for me! Here's my favorite -- "I Wonder as I Wander."

December 8, 2011 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Got a box of tissues? Here's mine-

Michelle Robillard
Call Me-shell
"Adeste Fideles"

Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

December 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger BeNotForgot said...

In the 1960s, we sang Star of the East in the annual Christmas pageant put on by the local schools . . . those were the days! . . . here's wishing a Merry Christmas to you and yours . . . from BeNotForgot aka Vickie E. . . .

December 8, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I chose my favorite holiday song, "Little Drummer Boy". I found a video with one of my favorite voices and animation that is also one of my favs.

Reflections From the Fence is pleased to present, my submission at:

Thanks fM, for a wonderful meme at the holidays.


December 8, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

So many favorites but I have chosen Carol of the Bells; an instrumental version by pianist George Winston. Looking forward to all the favorites. My blog is Those Who Went Before

December 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My favorite: What Child Is This?
Listen at:

Happy holidays!

December 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger gensearchdeb said...

Ok, so I was so excited to participate. Made the post. Posted it. Then realized that you really couldn't go caroling with the song. It's more just my favorite Christmas Song. :(

But thought I would still let you know that I participated...sort of. Anyway, I picked "You're a mean one Mr Grinch." I posted it at:

Maybe before the 14th I can come up with a real caroling song and do a post about that.....I'll have to let you know. Chalk it up to too much eggnog. :P

December 8, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Gini said...

I picked both mine and my mom's favorite, Silent Night, in German, Stille Nacht. Had to have the tissues ready as I posted this one. Merry Christmas to you all . . . .

December 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Éire Historian said...

Thank you fM for continuing this wonderful holiday tradition!

I am pleased to offer two pieces this year, one on each of my blogs, 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History and 'Over thy dead body':The Cemetery Blog.

A traditional Irish carol, 'The Wexford Carol', at

'Angels We Have Heard On High' at

All the best to you and yours this holiday season!

December 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

It wasn't hard to pick a carol this year.

Apple's Tree
I'll Be Home for Christmas

December 10, 2011 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Okay, here's this year's selection.

Drink up! ;)

Caroling with Grandma:

December 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Terri O'Connell said...

Ok, here is mine.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

December 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

This is terrific! My fave is "O Holy Night" especially when performed by Josh Groban. Here is a link to my post:

Thanks for this blogging fun!

December 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I picked another carol from the Fogotten Carols. Let HIm In.
Mary from Me and My Ancestors.

Have a Merry & Blessed Christmas

December 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Jacqi Stevens said...

Thank you, fM, for this splendid opportunity! I wasn't sure I'd be able to participate, as I'm in the middle of a series on WWII letters home from my father-in-law that I won't complete until after Christmas. But then it hit me: amidst the palm trees in the south Pacific...what better choice than to insert the original intro to "White Christmas"?! And so, I can be part of the party, after all!

Here's my official entry info:
Name: Jacqi Stevens
Blog Name: A Family Tapestry
Fav Carol: White Christmas
Link to my post:

Enjoy! And have a wonderful Christmas, no matter where you are stationed this December 25!

December 11, 2011 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger leslielawson said...

Here is my entry for this time.

Leslie Brinkley Lawson
Genealogy and Other Thoughts

I can't pick just one.

December 11, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I'm joining the choir!

Carol: "The Sussex Carol"
Blog: My Ancestors and Me
Post link:
Name: Nancy

Thank you so much for hosting, footnoteMaven.

P.S. I copied your new tag. Is that okay or should I have used (and change back to) the Santa one on my post?

December 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

Thanks FM, caroling in you jammies, great idea. My favorite carol is "Here Comes Santa Claus". Posted on my blog at My Journey Back.
Jacqueline Foster

December 12, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This year I'm singing Silent Night with Bob Hope and the three generations of troops he entertained at Christmas.

Silent Night with Bob Hope

December 12, 2011 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm singing "Mary Did You Know?" so join me at

December 12, 2011 at 3:59 AM  
Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

Thomas MacEntee
Destination: Austin Family
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

December 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM  
Blogger Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Heather Wilkinson Rojo
Nutfield Genealogy
"The Holly and the Ivy"

December 12, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Karen K said...

Here's my post on "Ding Dong Merrily On High!"

December 12, 2011 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Greta Koehl said...

Greta Koehl
Greta's Genealogy Bog
"Heaven and Earth"

December 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Love to carol in all forms :)

Dawn Westfall
O Holy Night

December 12, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Linda McCauley said...

The Temptations are singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at Documenting the Details

December 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous The Family Curator said...

It's still Silent Night! Happy Christmas, Merry Holidays.

December 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Not a traditional carol but a gorgeous Christmas song nonetheless-
Rose of Bethlehem

December 13, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm chiming in with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" at A Sense of Family (and there's also a bonus, just to add to the fun)

December 13, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Laura Aanenson said...

Here's my kinda silly entry:

December 13, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger LindaRe said...

My contribution is Whitney Houston's Joy to the World.

Linda Rudd
Between the Gateposts

December 13, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Liv Taylor-Harris said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity to participate and add my favorite Christmas carol - What Child is This? - to this year's event -

December 13, 2011 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

My latest favorite Christmas carol is "Let It Snow" by the cast of Glee!

Come sing along with me!

December 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Leslie Ann said...

Ready to go caroling! Dang, I'm out of eggnog!

Leslie Ann
Ancestors Live Here
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmus!

December 14, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Sara Greenleaf said...

My pick this year is "Mary Did You Know"-

I love seeing what everyone chooses!

December 14, 2011 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa / Smallest Leaf said...

Merry Christmas to you, dear footnoteMaven! I couldn't miss out on this year's caroling. "O Holy Night" is my favorite, and I've shared it over at 100 Years in America. Visit Lighting the Way for the Christ Child to read about my childhood Christmas Eves and how my family and I celebrated the holiest night of the year.

December 14, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Craig Manson said...

I got my carol posted before midnight, but forgot the comment. It's O Little Town of Bethlehem, posted at GeneaBlogie.

December 15, 2011 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Julie Goucher said...

I am in with Carol of the Bells written by John Williams and features in the film Home Alone.

December 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger True Lewis said...

I choose for my 1st Time Carol Blogging. Silent Night by the Temptations over at Thanks for letting me participate!

Notes to Myself......

December 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I've added an Australian Carol/Song on my blog here

"Six White Boomers is the one I featured even though not my favourite but it is fun and given how hot it is today I can empathise with Santa.

Pauleen from Family History across the Seas.

December 14, 2012 at 6:24 PM  

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