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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

There is a common joke that Auld Lang Syne is one of the most popular songs of which no one knows the full lyrics! Other than the chorus, this is largely the truth. Back in my long ago days of celebrating New Year’s Eve at a party, I can’t recall ever hearing more than the… CONTINUE READING…

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas

I almost didn’t write this blog. Truth is, I am unfamiliar with the Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas. Or rather, I have heard the song a few times but could not quote a single line. That isn’t to say I do not appreciate that it is a favored hymn to many, which is in part… CONTINUE READING…

Christmas Crooners

Christmas Crooners

For this Saturday of the Christmas month, I am again focusing on songs of the season as available on YouTube. The previous two Saturdays I shared entertaining, catchy songs with unique twists. Christmas hymns with lyrics conveying the serious religious message of Christ’s birth will always be my favorites, hence my highlighting them in a… CONTINUE READING…

Modern Christmas Hits

Modern Christmas Hits

More Christmas music, please! Musical Saturday once again with a selection of unique holiday-themed videos from contemporary artists.  As I noted last Saturday, when it comes to Christmas music, I lean heavily toward the classic songs written a hundred-plus years ago that contain strong religious themes within the lyrics. Those hymns, in all the varied… CONTINUE READING…

Christmas Carols: Joy to the World

Christmas Carols: Joy to the World

Are you ready for a shocking fact? This beloved carol was not written for the Christmas season or to celebrate the birth of Christ or even to be a song! Quite a surprise, isn’t it? Isaac Watts (1674-1748) was one of the most prolific and celebrated creators of hymns. In 1719, Watts published “The Psalms… CONTINUE READING…

“Modern” Christmas Songs

“Modern” Christmas Songs

When it comes to Christmas music, I lean heavily toward the classic songs written a hundred-plus years ago that contain strong religious themes within the lyrics. Those hymns, in all the varied renditions, will always be my favorites, hence my highlighting them in a plethora of blog posts over the years. Links to past posts,… CONTINUE READING…

Corset History Video

Corset History Video

I have recently discovered a fabulous YouTube channel: Weird History. The hundreds of uploaded videos cover a vast array of historical topics, places, events, and people. Most of the videos are relatively short but still manage to do a great job of covering the facts. I particularly love the brief explanation of the channel’s purpose… CONTINUE READING…