Tag Archives: Christmas

29 December 2021

Walking. North East, Maryland. Christmas.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Tom Jackson
Light of the Stable – Darlene Silversmith
Silent Night – Robert Mirabal
Angelic Glory – Red Nativity
Huron Carol – Jonathan Maracle
Poli’ahu – Kamakele “Bulla” Ka’iliwai
Joy to the World – Bill Miller
I wonder as I Wander – Joanne Shenandoah

Walking. North East, Maryland. Wounded Knee.
Wounded Knee – Micki Free
Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Wounded Knee – Walela
Dreams of Wounded Knee – Bill Miller
We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee – Redbone

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25 December 2021

Walking. North East, Maryland
Hanau ‘Ia ‘O Jesu/Jesus Was Born – Kaiolohia Funes Smith
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Mahalia Jackson
And the Glory of the Lord – Dianne Reeves
I Saw Three Ships – Walk off the Earth
Canticle of the Turning – Rory Cooney, Gary Daigle & Theresa Donohoo
Go Tell It on the Mountain – The Blind Boys of Alabama, feat. Tom Waits
Cry of a Tiny Babe – Bruce Cockburn
Christmas in the Trenches – John McCutcheon
Christmas Must be Tonight – The Band
The Bushes of Jerusalem – Tommy Sands
The Rebel Jesus – The Chieftains and Jackson Browne
Away in a Manger – Jonathan Maracle
Christmas Morning – Bill Miller
Happy Christmas – John Lennon
We Are Christmas – Spellman Glee Club

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It comes this night

It comes this night.

Faintly, 
ever so faintly,
it comes.

Above the roar
of anger and hatred,
Above the howl 
of prejudice and bigotry,

Above the maelstrom
of systems and structures,
Above the crash 
of violence and war,

Above the groan
of doubt and despair,
Above the dis-ease
of heartache and heartbreak

Above the tumult
of turmoil and trouble
Above the clamor
of struggle and strife

Above it all,
despite it all
because of it all,
it comes.

Faintly,
ever so faintly,
it comes.

A baby’s cry,
proclaiming
life and
love and 
justice and
peace and
hope,
this night
and all nights.

It comes.
Thank God, it comes.

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Decorations

Inspired by the photos friends have posted on Facebook, I took the enormous step of decorating The Shire today. Hopefully they are not too much.

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5 January 2019

Two walks – about 60 minutes total. Morningside Gardens.

Angels We Have Heard on High – Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Joy to the Word – Cwmbach Male Choir
The Bushes of Jerusalem – Tommy Sands
Christmas in the Trenches – John McCutcheon
The Rebel Jesus – The Chieftains
Christmas Must Be Tonight – The Band
I Pray on Christmas – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Good King Wenceslas – The Boys of County Bucks
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Celtic Woman
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Pentatonix
People Look East – Choir of St. George’s Chapel Windsor
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming – Darlene Silversmith
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Harry Belafonte
Away in a Manger – Jack Gladstone
I Saw Three Ships – North Coast Men’s Chorus
Angels We Have Heard on High – Robert Mirabel
Canticle of the Turning – Royer Cooney, Gary Daigle & Theresa Donohoo

The last day for the four songs to appear. Tomorrow will be one last playlist of Christmas music, even though it is Epiphany. But the “big four” will not appear.

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4 January 2019

Walk. Morningside Gardens.

O Come, All Ye Faithful – Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
The Bushes of Jerusalem – Tommy Sands
Christmas in the Trenches – John McCutcheon
The Rebel Jesus – The Chieftains
Christmas Myst Be Tonight – The Band
Joy to the World – Blind Boys of Alabama
Les Anges Dans Now Campagnes – Bruce Cockburn
First Noel – Celtic Woman
Silent Night – Pentatonix
O Holy Night – Nat King Cole
The Holly and the Ivy – The Roches

Again, several favorites repeat as the final days of Christmas playlists play.

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We Meet Again – 3 January 2019, 2

img_8717On the way to see Come from AwayNew York Christmas sights were visited.

The tree.

Rockefeller Center.

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We Meet Again – 3 January 2019

img_8715On the way to see Come from Away, some of the New York Christmas sights were viewed.

1251 Sixth Avenue.

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Purple, not flowers, Saks Christmas display

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The colors rotate. I captured purple.
Manhattan, New York
3 January 2019

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25 Dec #Celebrate #AdventWord 2018

48391553_10156356621014440_5197715648628654080_oThe Advent devotional project, #AdventWord  is offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each day a word is provided and participants are invited to share images and/or reflections and to use hashtags so our reflections may be included in an Advent Calendar with others from around the world.

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