footnoteMaven’s tradition of Blog caroling is today. I’ve put on my warmest clothes and have some hot chocolate ready at my house for when I’m finished singing to my fellow geneabloggers & readers. I decided to go a wassailing with you with several carols from my childhood and one new one.
I’m pretty sure I saw The Little Drummer Boy claymation the year it came out in 1968 and really liked the song of the same title. It reminds me of the Davey & Goliath TV show I used to watch. I just love the sounds that the words make: pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum.
Do You Hear what I Hear? From the first time I heard this song as a child I was fascinated by the way the choir echoed each question.
Carol of the Bells is a song I absolutely love and love it more when I’m singing it in a choir. The way the composer uses the language and sounds to duplicate bells just gives me goose bumps and makes me get all teary eyed because it is so beautiful to me.
Holly Jolly Christmas, especially sung by Burl Ives, is bouncy and fun and just makes me feel happy and safe.
My new favorite Christmas song is Wizards in Winter by Trans Siberian Orchestra. I just can’t sit still when I hear it and when I see it with synchronized lights, oh my! Last year my husband, son, daughter and I went to see them in concert. We stood outside waiting to get in line to get into the building while it was snowing, which just made the event seem even more special and Christmasy (for Oklahoma that’s pretty amazing). I thoroughly enjoyed their concert and would love to go again.
Here’s the list again:
- Little Drummer Boy
- Carol of the Bells
- Do you hear what I hear?
- Wizards in Winter
One more. In Oklahoma the BC Clark jingle is a Christmas tradition. The jingle was produced in 1956 and is one of, if not the longest running commercial. If you’ve been in Oklahoma City during December, you’re familiar with it. Their website (BC Clark Jewelers) has the jingle’s history plus several versions of the commercial over the years. Here’s one version:
Thanks for letting me go a wassailing and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
My Mother’s Blog Caroling at DonnaB’s Weblog