Do you Hear What I Hear?
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing thru the web, Bloggers all
Do you hear what I hear?
With a Christmas Ring
Thank You All For Keeping This Tradition And For Sharing.
Sharing is what Christmas is all about!
I enjoyed each and every one of your carols
I listened to all the beautiful arrangements
and I loved them!
Select the name of the Blog, person or carol to sing along.
This year Mr. Maven has asked to join Blog Caroling. His favorite carol is Chuck Berry's Run Run Rudolph found here on YouTube. I think he has the Christmas Spirit.
DearMYRTLE's contribution to footnoteMaven's Tradition of Blog Caroling 2014 includes the thought: "...and become as little children..." Pat Richley Erickson directs us to the video of PS22 school children singing." All little children.
M. Diane Rogers of Canada Genealogy tells us, I know I'm really late joining the carollers, but I am singing 'All I Want for Christmas'. You didn't honestly think we'd start without you!
Oh, leave it to our favorite legal eagle, Judy G. Russell to be unable to resist, You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch. So out of character. Or is it. Judy is after all a good friend of the Monkster.
Facebook friend, Kim E Dolce tells us" I'm in the choir at church. We sing a lot of traditional carols, but I've never sung this one, which I love: The Cherry-Tree Carol found here on YouTube.
A faithful Blog Caroler, and good friend, Fran Langley Ellsworth of Branching Out Through The Years has chosen a modern carol, Mary Did You Know. A personal favorite.
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen has fallen in love with this version of O Come Emmanuel featuring the Piano Guys. I love it too Peggy.
Susan Clark says, "No blogging this year, but Odetta is singing me through the season." So reminds me of you Susan. Rise Up Shepard.
Reflections From The Fence and the amazing Carol A. Bowen Stevens brings us a fourpeat. Love it just as much this year. The Little Drummer Boy.
Deborah Hart Stock, our own over-achiever gives us The 50 Best Versions Of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." And we certainly are!
Now this is absolutely amazing, from Denise Anderson-Decina her favorite from Pentatonix, Carol of the Bells.
Georgia Genealogist is also in love with Pentatonix and has chosen The Little Drummer Boy, as you've never heard it before. Yvonne, perfect!
Kim Cotton isn't seeing visions of sugar plums as she Blog Carols. No, she's seeing soup. The weekly Noon Pacific mixtape.
Sherry Stocking Kline, The Family Tree Writer, is caroling "Baby It's Cold Outside." And yes it is, Sherry. Bet the smile on your Mom's face is warming the room up though.
Joy To The World, from Tina Sansone brings to a close this year's Blog Caroling.
but later, by common usage, it came to refer to old,
Christmas-season religious songs.
Carols were formerly sung at large Christmas feasts and family dinners, in the open air on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, and at the time of public worship in the churches on Christmas Day.
You will note as you travel around caroling that the women singers far outnumber the men.
Perhaps this explains why:
In Pasquils' "Jests," an old book published in 1604, there is a story of an eccentric knight who, at a Christmas feast which he had made for a large number of his tenants and friends, ordered no man at the table to drink a drop "till he that was master over his wife should sing a carol."
After a pause one poor dreamer alone lifted his voice, the others all sitting silent and glum. Then the knight turned to the table where the women sat, and bade "her who was master over her husband" sing a carol. The story says that forthwith "the women fell all to singing, that there was never heard such a catter-walling piece of musicke."