Category Archives: Holidays

“Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?”

If you ask someone to name a classic, holiday song for New Year’s Eve, they’ll probably come up with Auld Lang Syne. When I was a kid, my grandfather would whistle or sing part of the song and I could … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“All Is Calm, All Is Bright”

Wishing you a beautiful and joyous Christmas and holiday season!

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“Guide Us To Thy Perfect Light”

One of my favorite Christmas songs is We Three Kings. Written about the same time as Jingle Bells, these lyrics and tune are different than the sleighing song and originally intended for church and religious plays. Based on the Biblical … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Dashing Through The Snow” – The Story of a Classic Winter Song

The last couple years Jingle Bells has literally started my holiday season. When I help with parlor music at the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, this is the song that kids love. They might not know The First Noel or … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

History Read-Along: Pearl Harbor Christmas, Chapters 4-6

Heat up some cocoa and grab a candy cane ’cause this week we’re reading about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 1941. Specifically, we’re reading Chaptes 4-6 in Stanley Weintraub’s Pearl Harbor Christmas. Since the chapters are titled instead of numbered, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in History Read-Along, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Now Proclaim” – The Story Of A Scottish Reformer & A Christmas Hymn

What better way to start our December series about traditional Christmas songs (for the fourth year in a row; can you believe it?) than with a hymn opening with word pictures of announcing angels? For Christians, Christmas holds special religious … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments