Tagged: Christmas

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Why I Love the “Little Drummer Boy”

I know there are people who aren’t fans of the Christmas carol, “Little Drummer Boy.” I get it. The “pa rum pum pum pum” makes up the majority of the lyrics, and that can...

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Poetry for the end of this year

I belong to a wonderful book group that has been meeting for more than 20 years.  One of the things I’ve come to love most about this group is that instead of discussing a...

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Do You Believe in Santa?

I looked at the man in the Santa suit and figured this perpetuation-of-Santa jig of mine was at an end. He was one of the workers at the after school care centre that my...

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Sacred Music Sunday: O Magnum Mysterium

When it comes to music that is both Sacred and Christmas, O Magnum Mysterium by Dr. Morten Lauridsen succeeds beautifully on both counts. This work was inspired by the painting above, Still Life with Lemons, Oranges,...

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A Hymn, Wild and Sweet

When I was in junior high my best friend’s mom decided that a group of neighborhood girls needed to go caroling.  I remember being surprised at how much I loved Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “I...

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Book Review Series: The Candyman Christmas

Based on a true story in 1906, The Candyman Christmas is a lovely, short story about a family struggling with poverty and grief at Christmas time. They live in a rural town in Canada,...