“Oh, Holy Night”: Top Five Christmas Song #1

  “Oh, Holy Night,” 1855, John Sullivan Dwight Did you know that it’s likely that Jesus was born in a cave rather than a wooden stable like we might picture of today?  They think they know which cave it was in Bethlehem and the site is a now the oldest Christian church in the world,Continue reading ““Oh, Holy Night”: Top Five Christmas Song #1″

“Same Old Lang Syne”: Top Five Christmas Song #2

Today, I bring you song number 2: “Same Old Lang Syne”, 1980, by Dan Fogelberg Until I started researching for information on this song, I thought it was called “Toast to Innocence ”  But it’s not.  It’s called Same Old Lang Syne.  If you can’t remember it, google it to listen and then the images above willContinue reading ““Same Old Lang Syne”: Top Five Christmas Song #2″

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Top Five Christmas Song #3

Today’s song: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, 1957, by Hugh Martin. (The original was written in 1944, but Martin added the line that inspired the picture above in 1957.  Thanks, Wikipedia.) This is such a great bittersweet song.  When I hear the line “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough” it makes theContinue reading ““Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Top Five Christmas Song #3″

You forgot cranberries, too? Top Five Christmas Songs #5

I love Christmas songs, perhaps more than a normal person.  In 2001, our local lite rock station started playing Christmas music on November 1st, and I didn’t change the dial until New Years’ Day.  I teach a weekly Bible study for children, and we start working Christmas songs into our song times in September becauseContinue reading “You forgot cranberries, too? Top Five Christmas Songs #5”