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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Carols



I love singing and listening to Christmas carols!  I love the traditions and looked caroling up on line but the legends and history were much too long to post.  But you can check them out by just putting in Caroling History and you will find many interesting explanations and information.
  The first carols were sung by the Angels proclaiming the glory of Christ's birth.  Among my favorites: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to The World,O' Little Town of Bethlehem, and many more.  I also love the traditional songs of Bing Crosby and Elvis of course!  I grew up with Elvis starting when I was twelve-ha!  My Mom even loved his voice, his hymns that he sang and would even dance with me to his Rock and Roll songs. 
  When I was little in the 40's, my Dad always wanted my older brother and I to sing carols for relatives who came to visit during the holidays.  He taught us the words to every popular and traditional songs and carols.  And we also sang in Latin, "Adeste Fidelis" I have a Caroling book just like the one we had at home with beautiful drawings in it and will have to get it out and feature some of the pages soon!  Have a super 9th day before Christmas!

"Oh Come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!"
      

5 comments:

Micki said...

You have some lovely memories. Thanks for sharing!
Micki

Fernanda said...

Hello Kerrie,
first wanted to invite her to visit my new blog (now I think is more beautiful:)
I am from Portugal, a small country, with a mild climate and Mediterranean, but very beautiful, bordering Spain. Its capital is Lisbon and has a great religious center is Fatima, I do not know if Kerrie heard of Our Lady of Fatima, I live close to this region.
I am the mother of 3 children and this is a hobby that I found.
I hope for your visit.
Kisses and a Happy Christmas to you and yours, Fernanda.

glorv1 said...

Memories are all we have Kerrie. Have a great Friday and the rest of today.:D

Beverly said...

Kerrie, thank you for this. I love all of the carols, and I love learning more about them.

Blue Creek Home said...

I love this caroling post.
My family would always sing carols too. Nothing like harmonizing with your loved ones at Christmas time.
Rhonda