Let It Be Christmas, My Favourite Time of Year Happy Holiday/Holiday Season, A Soldier’s Silent Night.

Hello December!  Well, as it stands right now, in just a few hours. It’s already here in some parts of the country. My favorite month, since it’s my birthday month as well as . I better pick up the pace, though, I’m behind on my shopping. I know, right??

Because it’s the month of December, we’re doing our traditional songs of Christmas for the entire month theme-wise – though every-other-week will still be a freebie, so those of you that aren’t partial to can give yourselves a break. 

Let’s start off with an artist who’s been around a while, and this particular song came to fruition the year Princess Nagger was born, 2002. It was clear from the very start that this particular song was more than just another wannabe standard Christmas tune.

The artist’s voice is strong and warm, with a ‘fatherly’ tone, or like a plate of fresh gingerbread cookies. 

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Next up is a song that was written and sung by an amazing British composer in 2010. His aim was to create a song with strong melodies that would match the classics, and bring back the Christmas magic he felt had been missing for decades. 

His original vision for the song included a set in Victorian England. The intention was to depict a working class man walking through snow-lined streets looking in on the festivities. Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge Museum’s in Shropshire was chosen as the location due to its authentic recreation of a Victorian street which would become Florin Street in the video.

Over 100 cast and crew gathered for the overnight shoot at Blists Hill in October 2010, and due to the tight budget, the video had to be shot relatively quickly. I think they did an outstanding job on both the song and the video.

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Next up is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums – this song is from his fourth Christmas project. According to the artist, this particular album was the most unusual and unique that he’s ever done, since the entire record was sequenced together before he even recorded one song.

Eager to create a one-of-a-kind project to be played at Christmastime for years to come, inspiration was drawn from the original Carpenters Christmas album, wanting nostalgia to hit listeners right at the top of the record. 

He has a plethora of artists join him on this new album, I’m looking forward to listening to all of the songs because of those he has join him. And because of him, of course. I’ve always been a fan.

Michael W. Smith

Without further ado, here’s Michael W. Smith with “Happy Holiday / ”:

Last, but certainly not least, is this poem I ran across in my Christmas song search, and I wanted to share it, too.  Written by and Performed by , it was dedicated to all our Troops Past and Present and in loving memory of the men of Operation Red Wings.

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Give a listen to “A Soldier’s Silent Night”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday!

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Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and Becca of Everyday Life.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!



 

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14 thoughts on “Let It Be Christmas, My Favourite Time of Year Happy Holiday/Holiday Season, A Soldier’s Silent Night.

  1. I am usually anti-Christmas music after spending years waiting tables having the same songs pumped in for months all day long, but these may get me to change my opinion!

  2. Beautiful Christmas melodies to rock the season off just right, my friend. The Florin Street Band music video was gorgeously presented and the song a new one for me. What a touching addition of a A Soldier’s Silent Night! I love Christmas with all of its warmth and cheer, but more importantly the message of hope from a little babe sent from heaven who’s birthday we celebrate. Have a joyful Christmas season, Stacy!

  3. What wonderful songs you posted – most of them I wasn’t familiar with but I really liked them. I love the falling snow you have on your blog – how neat is that. Happy Birthday before I forget and thanks for the dance. Where does the year go…it’s almost New Year’s.

  4. As always, such good choices! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving and that your week is off to a great start! Thanks for giving me some new tunes to listen to!

  5. Ooh it’s all Christmassy over here! I love it!
    And I haven’t heard Michael Smith in awhile. I love his music!
    Enjoy your Christmas shopping Stacy!

  6. Thanks Stacy for that great collection of Christmas songs 🙂 I will book mark this page so we can listen to them a little closer to Christmas.