Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Carol Chronicles: Silent Night

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Father Josef Mohr of Oberndorf, Austria authored the final carol of my series on the story behind the carols. If we read all the verses, “Silent Night” shares the message of Luke 1. In my skit, “Stops and Strings” we learn the circumstances that surrounded the writing of this most beloved carol.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Carol Chronicles: O Holy Night

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The words for today's carol in my series, “Christmas Carol Chronicles”, resulted from a little priestly pressure on a not-so-faithful parishioner.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Carol Chronicles: The First Noel

What is your favorite Christmas carol? We all have a few. These seasonal songs transport us through time to Christmases past and offer us hope for the future with the Babe now King.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Carol Chronicles: The Little Drummer Boy

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The carol "The Little Drummer Boy" is believed to have been written by Katherine Kennecott Davis an American composer and teacher who studied folk music.

According to blogger and historical fiction writer, Heidi Chiavaroli, “Many of the folktales [Davis] learned of revolved around gifts given to the baby Jesus by the poor.