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.

47 Comments:

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:

http://anaharcockermom.blogspot.com

December 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Karen 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"
at
http://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011.html

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 http://rootsnleaves.blogspot.com/2011/12/o-christmas-caroling-and-blogging-we.html

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:

http://graveyardrabbitofsanduskybay.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011.html

December 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Yvette Porter Moore said...

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

December 7, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger GeneaPopPop 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."
http://geneapoppop.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-christmas-blogging-tradition-blog.html

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

Got a box of tissues? Here's mine-

Michelle Robillard
Call Me-shell
"Adeste Fideles"
http://callmeshell.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011-adeste-fideles.html

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:

http://www.reflectionsfromthefence.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-little-drummer-boy-sung.html

Thanks fM, for a wonderful meme at the holidays.

Carol

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 Denise Spurlock said...

My favorite: What Child Is This?
Listen at:

http://reflectingongenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-with-footnotemaven.html

Happy holidays!

December 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Deborah Andrew 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: http://debsresearch.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-my-favorite-christmas.html

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 IrishEyesJG 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
http://thesearchforanneandmichael.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-nollaig-shona-dhuit-merry.html

And
'Angels We Have Heard On High' at
http://stiffsandstones.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-carolling-angels-heard-on-high.html

All the best to you and yours this holiday season!
Jennifer

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

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

Apple
Apple's Tree
I'll Be Home for Christmas

http://appledoesntfallfar2.blogspot.com/2011/12/only-in-my-dreams.html

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

Okay, here's this year's selection.

Drink up! ;)

Caroling with Grandma:

http://yourfamilystory-cmpointer.blogspot.com/2011/12/caroling-with-grandma.html

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

Ok, here is mine. http://wp.me/pugQZ-tO.
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: http://www.1ancestry2littletime.com/2011/12/10/a-blog-caroling-we-go/#axzz1gBpban7w

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.

http://meandmyancestors.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling.html

Have a Merry & Blessed Christmas

December 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Jacqi 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:
http://afamilytapestry.blogspot.com/2011/12/dreaming-of-white-christmas.html

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

December 11, 2011 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Leslie Brinkley Lawson said...

Here is my entry for this time.

Leslie Brinkley Lawson
Genealogy and Other Thoughts
http://lawsonresearch.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling.html

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: http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/on-christmas-night-all-christians-sing.html
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. http://jacqueline-journeyback.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-blog-caroling-here-comes.html
Jacqueline Foster

December 12, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
OpenID moultriecreek 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
http://jollettetc.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-mary-did-you-know.html

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

Thomas MacEntee
Destination: Austin Family
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
http://destinationaustinfamily.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011-i-heard-bells-on.html

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

Heather Wilkinson Rojo
Nutfield Genealogy
"The Holly and the Ivy"
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-holly-and-ivy.html

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"

http://gretabog.blogspot.com/2011/12/footnotemavens-tradition-of-blog.html

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

Love to carol in all forms :)

Dawn Westfall
Wisteria
O Holy Night

http://wisteria-dawn.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-way-to-carol.html

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.

http://www.thefamilycurator.com/home/2011/12/12/blog-caroling-stille-nacht-is-still-my-favorite.html

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

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

December 13, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Shelley Bishop 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)

http://www.asenseoffamily.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-have-yourself-merry.html

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

Here's my kinda silly entry: http://livinginthepastlane.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-for-genealogists.html

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

http://betweenthegateposts.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011-joy-to-world-sung-by.html

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

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

http://claimingkin.com/blog-caroling-2011-what-child-is-this-featuring-andrea-bocelli-and-mary-j-blige/

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

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

http://creativegene.blogspot.com/2011/12/let-it-snow.html

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!

http://ancestorslivehere.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011.html

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

My pick this year is "Mary Did You Know"- http://mymouseisbroken.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-caroling-2011.html

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 @ Anglers Rest 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 www.mytrueroots.blogspot.com 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 http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/blog-carolling/

"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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