The First Songs of Christmas

And one of the things I most love about the Bible is that it gives us songs to sing. Especially Christmas songs. Have you noticed? The very first songs of the very first Christmas are some of the very first words of the New Testament.

The First Songs of Christmas

Let the songs of the first Christmas turn your heart toward God’s glory. During the holidays the musical tunes of the season are everywhere. Their nostalgic melodies warm our hearts. But the original Christmas songs are different; they lift our hearts to a holy God. They reveal the greatness, glory, and goodness of our Savior. Taking us beyond quaint imagery and feel-good lyrics, the Advent songs of the Bible unfold God’s redemptive plan for the world and His eternal purpose for the ages. Reflecting her own love for the season, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth offers meditations on the first two chapters of Luke’s gospel in The First Songs of Christmas. This 31-day Advent devotional shines new light on the ancient yet inspiring songs of Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon. These readings will lead you to contemplate the loveliness and essence of Christmas. Let this book be your companion as you spend the days surrounding Christmas the way these men, women, and angels did, your gaze fixed on our great God and Savior.

More Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas

One St. Louis disc jockey reported that for six hours after “The Christmas Shoes” first hit their airwaves, the station's phone lines were completely tied up. Callers were trying to get through to share stories of how their mothers had ...

More Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas

Ace Collins has dug deep to uncover the true stories behind your favorite Christmas songs. Explore how these songs came into being, and discover a deeper appreciation for these melodic messages of peace, hope, and joy that celebrate the birth of Jesus.

First 50 Christmas Songs You Should Play on Guitar

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth Blue Christmas The Christmas Song Christmas Time Is Here The Christmas Waltz Deck The Hall Do You Hear What I Hear Feliz Navidad Do You Want To Build A Snowman? The First Noel God Rest Ye ...

First 50 Christmas Songs You Should Play on Guitar

(Guitar Collection). Accessible, must-know Christmas songs are included in this one-of-a-kind collection arranged for guitar solo with a combo of tab, chords and lyrics. Includes: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Blue Christmas * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Do You Want to Build a Snowman? * Feliz Navidad * Happy Xmas (War Is Over) * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Last Christmas * Mary, Did You Know? * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Santa Baby * Silent Night * White Christmas * Winter Wonderland * and more.

First 50 Christmas Songs You Should Play on the Piano

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth All I Want For Christmas Is You Auld Lang Syne Baby, It's Cold Outside Blue Christmas The Chipmunk Song Christmas Is The Christmas Song Christmas Time Is Here The Christmas Waltz Do You ...

First 50 Christmas Songs You Should Play on the Piano

(Easy Piano Songbook). 50 Christmas classics every beginning pianist should know, including: All I Want for Christmas Is You * Baby, It's Cold Outside * Christmas Time Is Here * Frosty the Snow Man * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Jingle Bell Rock * Little Saint Nick * Mary, Did You Know? * The Most Wonderful Time of the Year * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Santa Baby * Silver and Gold * Sleigh Ride * This Christmas * Winter Wonderland * and many more.

English Teaching Forum

It seems particularly appropriate for our purposes , for Whitman had in mind songs that were indigenous to the life of ... A Christmas Song " Jingle , Bells , ” the first song on the disc , does not mention or even allude to Christmas .

English Teaching Forum


It s Not About the Shark

And since Tormé and Wells were under contract to produce new songs each month, they wasted no time following through. ... there sweating in Wells's house, thinking about winter in July, within forty minutes they had “The Christmas Song.

It s Not About the Shark

It's Not About the Shark opens the door to the groundbreaking science of solutions by turning problems—and how we solve them—upside down. When we have a problem, most of us zero in, take it apart, and focus until we have it solved. David Niven shows us that focusing on the problem is exactly the wrong way to find an answer. Putting problems at the center of our thoughts shuts down our creative abilities, depletes stamina, and feeds insecurities. It's Not About the Shark shows us how to transform our daily lives, our work lives, and our family lives with a simple, but rock-solid principle: If you start by thinking about your problems, you'll never make it to a solution. If you start by thinking about a solution, you'll never worry about your problems again. Through real-life examples and psychology research, David Niven shows us why: *Focusing on the problem first makes us 17 times less likely to find an answer *Being afraid of a problem is natural: we're biologically primed to be afraid *Finding a problem creates power – which keeps you from finding a solution *Working harder actually hides answers *Absolute confidence makes you less likely to find the answer *Looking away from a problem helps to see a solution *Listening only to yourself is one of the best ways to find an answer Combining hard facts, good sense, and a strong dose of encouragement, David Niven provides fresh and positive ways to think about problem solving.

Songs for a Saviour s Birth

1 The very first song of Christmas belongs to Elizabeth, the elderly mother of John the Baptist, in her spontaneous expression of joy when she was visited by her cousin Mary. For some reason, Elizabeth's little song doesn't get a fancy ...

Songs for a Saviour s Birth

Most of us are on the lookout for something fresh and different as we approach Advent and Christmas. How can we fully appreciate the familiar truths, treasuring yet again the good news and joy of the season? What will really make our hearts sing? Look no further. In this sure-footed, yet conversational and down-to-earth, little volume, William Philip looks at the ‘songs’ of key characters in the Christmas story: Elizabeth (joy for the hearers) Mary (joy for the humble) Zechariah (joy for the helpless) The Shepherds (joy for the heavens) Simeon and Anna (joy for the hopeful) This is a book to engage heart and head, as it moves between key passages from Luke’s Gospel, from the song of the heavily pregnant to the song of a humble peasant, from the song of the helpless priest to the song of the heavenly proclaimers, and finally to the song of the hopeful ‘pensioners’. The author concludes, ‘Countless people throughout the centuries have... joined the chorus of praise and proclamation, singing the song of the Saviour with Simeon and Anna, Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and all the host of heaven. My hope is that your voice is already part of that wonderful refrain. But if not, then my prayer is that this Christmas is the time to do what these others have done and embrace the Saviour for yourself.

Best Christmas Songs Ever Songbook

T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s Angels We Have Heard On High Auld Lang Syne Away In A Manger Blue Christmas Brazilian Sleigh Bells Christmas Is Caroling, Caroling The Chipmunk Song The Christmas Song The Christmas Waltz Coventry Carol Do ...

Best Christmas Songs Ever  Songbook

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). One of our most popular songbooks ever is now available as a 5th Edition with 69 top holiday favorites, including: Auld Lang Syne * Blue Christmas * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Coventry Carol * Frosty the Snow Man * Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer * Grown-Up Christmas List * Happy Holiday * A Holly Jolly Christmas * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus * I'll Be Home for Christmas * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * It's Beginning to Look like Christmas * Jingle-Bell Rock * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * O Holy Night * Pretty Paper * Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Silver Bells * We Need a Little Christmas * What Child Is This? * You're All I Want for Christmas * and more!

101 Christmas Songs

It's Cold Outside Because it's Christmas (For All the Children) Believe The Bells of St. Mary's Blue Christmas Brazilian Sleigh Bells Caroling, Caroling A Child Is Born The Chipmunk Song Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Christmas in ...

101 Christmas Songs

(Instrumental Folio). Instrumentalists will love this jam-packed collection of 101 holiday favorites! Songs include: All I Want for Christmas Is You * Believe * Christmas Time Is Here * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy * Feliz Navidad * Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I Saw Three Ships * Jingle Bells * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Merry Christmas, Darling * O Come, All Ye Faithful * Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree * Silent Night * The Twelve Days of Christmas * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * and more.

Big Book of Christmas Songs Songbook

A CAROLING WE GO ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OFGLORY ANGELS WEHAVE HEARD ON HIGH AS LONG AS THERE'S CHRISTMAS AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OFOLD AULD LANG SYNE ...

Big Book of Christmas Songs  Songbook

(Instrumental Folio). An awesome collection of all the best Christmas songs, traditional and contemporary, including: All I Want for Christmas Is You * Angels We Have Heard on High * Auld Lang Syne * Away in a Manger * Blue Christmas * The Chipmunk Song * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Christmas Time Is Here * Do They Know It's Christmas? * Feliz Navidad * Frosty the Snow Man * Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer * I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm * Last Christmas * Let's Have an Old Fashioned Christmas * Mele Kalikimaka * Miss You Most at Christmas Time * The Most Wonderful Time of the Year * My Favorite Things * Nuttin' for Christmas * Pretty Paper * Santa Baby * Silent Night * Wonderful Christmastime * and more!

Big Book of Christmas Songs for Clarinet

A CAROLING WE GO ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OFGLORY ANGELS WEHAVE HEARD ON HIGH AS LONG AS THERE'S CHRISTMAS AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OFOLD AULD LANG SYNE ...

Big Book of Christmas Songs for Clarinet

(Instrumental Folio). An awesome collection for clarinet of all the best Christmas songs, traditional and contemporary, including: All I Want for Christmas Is You * Angels We Have Heard on High * Auld Lang Syne * Away in a Manger * Blue Christmas * The Chipmunk Song * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Christmas Time Is Here * Do They Know It's Christmas? * Feliz Navidad * Frosty the Snow Man * Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer * I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm * Last Christmas * Let's Have an Old Fashioned Christmas * Mele Kalikimaka * Miss You Most at Christmas Time * The Most Wonderful Time of the Year * My Favorite Things * Nuttin' for Christmas * Pretty Paper * Santa Baby * Silent Night * Wonderful Christmastime * and more!

Christmas Songs And Their Stories

Brahms's Cradle Song (Christmas Version) 8. Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning 9. Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella! 10. The Cherry Tree Carol 11. The Christmas Tree, the Fairest Tree 12. Come, All Ye Shepherds 13.

Christmas Songs And Their Stories

You may visit the author's website at www.christmassongsandtheirstories.com. CHRISTMAS SONGS AND THEIR STORIES is an invitingly written and thoroughly interesting selection of facts about Christmas songs from different countries and different racial backgrounds. In addition to presenting the complete words, with variations in some cases, of 54 songs, it gives the origins of the songs, the stories of the writers and composers wherever possible, and offers pertinent information on where music for the songs may be found today. Here is a book for those who enjoy Christmas music and like to read how different peoples at different times have expressed the spirit that makes this holy day so well loved. It will also be warmly appreciated by those who have been aware that there has been no other book available dealing with more than half a dozen or a dozen of Christmas songs, their history, special characteristics, content, or suitability for use in special ways. Included in this outstanding collection are such beautiful and widely varying songs as “Away in a Manger”; “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night”; “The Boar’s Head Carol”; “Go, Tell It on the Mountains”; “O Holy Night!”; “Brahms’s Cradle Song (Christmas Version)”; and many others—familiar songs such as “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Deck the Halls,” and such unusual ones as “He Became Incarnate,” a Christmas carol in India. The international flavor of the book is vividly emphasized with the “National and racial grouping” of selections given at the end of the volume, while such little known facts as the symbolic meaning of the holly and the ivy, and anecdotes connected with the traditions of certain songs, help bring unusual interest to the book. The careful scholarship and convenient arrangement of the material make the book of particular value to church and Sunday school workers, ministers, and leaders of nonchurch groups preparing Christmas programs. The appealing stories of the creation of some of the world’s best-loved music and poetry make it a book to be appreciated and used not only on Christmas time, but during the rest of the year, and not only as a dependable volume reference and information, but as source of pure enjoyment.

The Show Must Go On Popular Song in Britain During the First World War

Such songs as 'Silent night'/ 'Stille nacht', 'o Tannenbaum'/ 'o Christmas Tree' or 'o Come alle Ye Faithful'/ 'herbei, o ihr Gläubigen' could be enjoyed and sung in unison, a symbol of a fragile community spirit while the truce lasted.

The Show Must Go On  Popular Song in Britain During the First World War

Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers’ songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. He considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences of their working-class audiences. He assesses the different genres of musical entertainment which were common in the war years and presents a subtle and nuanced approach to the nature of popular song, the ways in which audiences related to the music and the effects of the competing pressures of commerce, propaganda, patriotism, social attitudes and the progress of the war.

On the Road with The Oak Ridge Boys

I wrote two songs on that album, “First Christmas Day” and “It's Christmas Time Once Again.” But the flagship song on this project was “New Kid in Town.” I remember the first time we heard the song. We were doing a big show in Portland, ...

On the Road with The Oak Ridge Boys

For more than 40 years, the legendary Oak Ridge Boys (40 million records sold) have been on the road entertaining sold-out audiences with their classic hit songs like "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue," "Thank God for Kids," and many others. As their fans will testify, an Oak Ridge Boys concert is an unforgettable experience. These "on the road" stories, written by tenor Joseph S. Bonsall and spanning the four decades since the present group came together, will bring laughter, insight, and heartfelt appreciation to their fans young and old. You'll read about... The faith shared by all four "Oaks" the backstage goings-on of The Oak Ridge Boys what "the Boys" do on the tour bus stories about special fans they've met down through the years their surprise mega-hit, "Elvira" and how it came about "Join me as I take you on the road with The Oak Ridge Boys. We'll revisit some of our favorite concerts, reminisce about some old friends, and I'll let you in on what happens behind the scenes. Come on along!" Oak Ridge Boy Joseph S. Bonsall

The Christmas Encyclopedia 4th ed

Web Site: https://www.kusi.com/i-want-a- hippopotamus-for-christmas-original-singer-discusses-song/. Imatome-Yun, Naomi. “Christmas in Korea: Religious Traditions and Foods.” Learn Religions. Web Site: https://www.learnreligions. com/ ...

The Christmas Encyclopedia  4th ed

From the manger of Jesus Christ to the 21st century, this encyclopedia explores more than 2,000 years of Christmas past and present through 966 entries packed with a wide variety of historical and pop-culture subjects. Entries detail customs and traditions from around the world as well as classic Christmas movies, TV series/specials and animated cartoons. Arranged alphabetically by entry name, the book includes the historical background of popular sacred and secular songs as well as accounts of beloved literary works with Christmas themes from such noted authors as Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Pearl Buck, Henry Van Dyke and others. All things Christmas are available here in one comprehensive volume.

The Best Christmas Songs Ever Easy Piano Songbook

Caroling, Caroling The Chipmunk Song Christmas in Killarney Christmas Is The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Christmas Time Is Here The Christmas Waltz Coventry Carol Deck the Hall Do They Know It's Christmas?

The Best Christmas Songs Ever Easy Piano Songbook

(Easy Piano Songbook). A treasured easy piano collection of 70 songs: Blue Christmas * The Christmas Song * Frosty the Snow Man * Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer * Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) * A Holly Jolly Christmas * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Jingle-Bell Rock * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Please Come Home for Christmas * Pretty Paper * Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town * Snowfall * This Christmas * more!

100 Most Beautiful Christmas Songs

Christmas Is All In The Heart Christmas Offering Christmas Is The Christmas Shoes The Christmas Song Christmas Time Is Here The Christmas Waltz Christmastime Cold December Nights Do You Hear What I Hear Coventry Carol Emmanuel Dance Of ...

100 Most Beautiful Christmas Songs

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Arrangements for piano, voice and guitar of 100 all-time Christmas favorites, both sacred and secular in nature. Includes: Angels We Have Heard on High * Baby, It's Cold Outside * Christmas Time Is Here * Do You Hear What I Hear * The Friendly Beasts * Grown-Up Christmas List * Happy Xmas (War Is Over) * I'll Be Home for Christmas * The Little Drummer Boy * Mary, Did You Know? * O Holy Night * Please Come Home for Christmas * Silver Bells * White Christmas * Winter Wonderland * and more.

The Easy Christmas Songs Fake Book

Brazilian Sleigh Bells Breath of Heaven ( Mary's Song ) A Child Is Born The Chipmunk Song Christmas Auld Lang Syne ( Baby Please Come Home ) Christmas in Killarney Christmas Is Christmas Is A - Comin ' ( May God Bless You ) Christmas ...

The Easy Christmas Songs Fake Book

(Easy Fake Book). 100 contemporary holiday hits in the popular Easy Fake Book format are presented in this book featuring large, easy-to-read notation, simplified harmonies and melodies, and lyrics, all in the key of C. Songs include: All I Want for Christmas Is You * Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Do You Want to Build a Snowman? * Frosty the Snow Man * Grown-Up Christmas List * Happy Xmas (War Is Over) * It's Beginning to Look like Christmas * Jingle Bell Rock * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Mary, Did You Know? * Please Come Home for Christmas * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Silver Bells * White Christmas * You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch * and more.