Christmas Carols

Christmas caroling is a favorite tradition enjoyed by adults and children alike.   Some Christmas carols are simple songs that can be learned by nursery children, such as Away in a Manger and others, like Handel’s Messiah, are quite complicated.

Some favorites of mine include Good King Wenceslas and I Saw Three Ships.  I have a recording of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing these classic carols that is perfect  for setting the tone for Christmas celebrations.

Often, groups of people will get together and “carol” at the house of a shut in or at a nursing home- I have seen many sick patients’ spirits revived by these musical guests!  My best caroling memory is when my father and his church visited my home when the children were young- the doorbell rang, and my children ran to the door naked- we were just finishing their bath- and we stood at the door with them wrapped up in toweling and enjoyed the fine carols.

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