Silent Night

My eyes had just shut down when a tiny voice crying out pried them back open. To my left, Joseph moaned and started to raise his head. “Shhhh. I’ve got this. You go back to sleep.” I kissed my husband on his shoulder as I dragged myself back up to my feet. He was already…

25 Songs of Christmas #16 Away In A Manger

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Christmas songs, this one is almost certainly one of the first ones to come to mind. Although it isn’t one of my favorites, certainly no collections of Christmas songs would be complete without it. It is also one of the Christmas songs I most love…

25 Songs of Christmas #9 Little Drummer Boy

Have you bought all your presents yet? You’ve made the list. You’ve checked it twice. How do you determine what presents to give the naughty and the nice? For that matter, how do you determine what present to give grouchy old Aunt Matilda? No matter what you buy her, she’s gonna complain. Do you do…

25 Songs of Christmas #1 Let It Snow

The first time I saw it, I wasn’t ready. I guess at this point I should have been, but I wasn’t. It isn’t like it was too early in the year. The timing was right from what I remember of the winter I had been through a year ago. It is just that I grew…