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Christmas songs and memories

IMG_7095[1]I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, like ones I used to know…

Last Christmas, we got snow in spades, or shall I say, in shovels. So. Much. Snow. Four feet almost to its height. Running down our 200 foot driveway was a lone space shoveled for a walkway. We parked at the top, and walked down to our cozy little home. It was just like a childhood winter, etching out snow forts and protecting them with snowballs.

(But this photo is from today…)

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Silent night, holy night…

There’s nothing like a cozy fire burning with lit candles and a backdrop of tree lights, through the window, oodles of trees trimmed in God’s deco of the season: fresh snow. What about a glass of mulled wine? Okay, a glass of cab sauv will do. A great book? Might I recommend a recent favourite: The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. A few great people: my hubby and kiddos.

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Away in a manger…

Lighting candles on the advent wreath we’ve owned since the Christmas before we were married…still burning the same four purple tapers and light of the world candle… We’re remembering the gift of peace, love, joy and hope that was imparted by the gift of baby Jesus. We remember it all year, but especially at this season.

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Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth, Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

Since December 25, 336, the first recorded celebration of Christmas, ‘natus Christus in Betleem Judeae’, just after the winter solstice as the earth enlivens little by little with sunlight returning, we celebrate the light of the world, Jesus.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s the most hap-hap-happiest season of all…

Why? I think because though so many celebrate Christmas for so many reasons, we all are celebrating, choosing to engage in merriment. The energy of it all makes it the most wonderful time of the year.

(Well, we don’t all think that…)

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

Let your heart be light

From now on your troubles will be out of sight,

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the Yutletide gay

From now on your troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days

Happy golden days of yore

Faithful friends who are dear to us

They gather near to us once more

Through the years we will all be together and if the fates allow

Hang a shining star upon the highest bough,

And have yourself a merry little Christmas

3 thoughts on “Christmas songs and memories

  1. Hello! I finally got a moment to visit! We are kindred spirits for sure with our faith, home educating, books, and it sounds like you love the country as much as I do! I was in Canada for my anniversary this autumn. We went to Prince Edward Island! We drove over the Confederation Bridge to N.S. and N.B. for a little bit looking for a moose! LOL! My husband has always wanted to see a moose in the wild, but alas we didn’t see any! Our previous home had a 1200 foot driveway into a valley, so I TOTALLY understand the parking at the top and walking down. 🙂 Anyway, thank you for stopping by my blog and I can’t wait to be “blog” friends. Merry Christmas! Amy in Wisconsin ❤

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