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25 Days of Christmas Music, December 24, 2013

Well our internet was down yesterday so I couldn’t post. That means I will make up for it on Terrible Tuesday.

This is my all time terrible Christmas song, The Cat Carol

Second on the list, is “My Grown Up Christmas List”

Third is a catchy little tune, with a creepy message for all children “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause. 2 of my children say I have nothing to worry about. One because she says Mommy hates beards. Another because he trusts his mommy’s moral judgment. The other is just ornery.

The last of the day is “Christmas Shoes”. Arguments could be made for this being higher on the list, but I don’t want to give it any more credit or recognition.

25 Days of Christmas Music, December 22, 2013

You need to listen to this at least once every December, the Hallelujah Chorus form Handel’s Messiah.

25 Days of Christmas Music, December 21, 2013 Saturday Free For All

Don’t forget Amazon is still giving away 25 days of free Christmas music.   Didn’t see too many I would recommend this time, but I did find it ironic that Straight No Chaser’s “Nutcracker” was today’s song.  Our house was decorated with Nutcrackers by some “friends last night as a joke.

Noisetrade also has some decent Christmas music for free.  Here is a fun album with various artists and 2 songs from Jars  of Clay.


25 Days of Christmas Music, December 19, 2013

Joy to the World is one of the great Christmas Hymns. Here is a modern rendition of the song that I really enjoy by Sojourn.

Here is a much more classic version by Nat King Cole

25 Days of Christmas Music, December 18, 2013 Wednesday Wonder


There are different kinds of Wonder.  Internet Choirs and Flash Mob Orchestras are wonders.  However, the greatest wonder that the earth has every known came over 2000 years ago, but it was anticipated for thousands of years before that.  He was announced to shepherds who wondered, wise men wondered, even His mother wondered.

I love this song which beautifully describes  the fulfillment and wonder of Jesus being born.

This is Jesus, He has come.

Came to rescue fallen ones.

This is Jesus. He has come.

The night is over, the day is dawned.

Turn to the Savior, do not fear.

The night is over, the day is dawned.

The God of heaven Has come near.

This is Jesus.  He has come.



25 Days of Christmas Music, December 17, 2013 Terrible Tuesday

An amateur version of “O Holy Night”, pictures of little kids sitting on a stranger old man’s lap (Santa), instant creepy classic.

Sketchy Santa from Coty Gonzales on Vimeo.

25 Days of Christmas Music, December 16, 2013 Monday Memories

I am not going to argue this is a great album or rendition, but Neil Diamond is another artist that is etched in my childhood memory.

Now that you have heard one, admit it, it is hard to not listen to another.

Can’t stop can you. This one is actually the best

25 Days of Christmas Music, December 15, 2013

The New Hymns the Getty’s have written are a great blessing to the church. Here is one of their Christmas songs, “Joy Has Dawned” mixed with “Angels We Have Heard On High”

25 Days of Christmas Music, Dec 14, 2013

Saturday Free for All. Don’t forget Amazon is giving away free Christmas music and has new songs listed each week. The first one listed is by a band called “For King & Country”. They have a few good sons on the album it comes from. One of my favorites is “Into the Silent Night”

25 Days of Christmas Music, Dec 13, 2013 Friday Fun

It is not really music, but I ran across this Christmas Commercial from Dick’s and it was too good to pass by.

For any that came for music, here you go: