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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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The Duke Who Gave Gifts

This is a song that I knew by tune but not by lyrics for many years. I discovered the lyrics in a music book as I learned to play the melody on harp and knew there must be some great … Continue reading

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The Christmas Song

It’s a classic Christmas for many, and it has a fascinating story behind the lyrics. As we enjoy another week of December and might be listing our favorite memories of the season, The Christmas Song seems like a perfect tune. … Continue reading

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