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Handel's Messiah...

Thanks for all the responses to yesterday's

There were so many beautiful songs that you all shared with me!

I wanted to continue my list of favorite Christmas songs
on today's post and share a cute story about my first
Christmas with the Colonel. 

Walking on Sunshine's

 Ten Favorite Christmas Songs:

Mary Did You Know
Breath of Heaven

The Messiah 
Silent Night - I especially love it in German
Emanuel, God With Us - Point of Grace
Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Josh Groban
Ava Maria
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Andy Williams
Oh Holy Night
Mary's Little Boy Child - The one we did as teens in Youth Choir

You may be wondering why in the world I have 
Andy Williams as one of my favorites. 

Well when we were first married, I asked the Colonel
(of course he wasn't a Colonel then!) 
to please pick up some Christmas music during the week 
so when we put our tree up we would have something to listen to. 

He came home with the entire collection of The Messiah. 

He noticed the look on my face and asked, 
"What's wrong with the Messiah?" 
Well, I told him that I thought he would purchase something 
a little more "Christmasy." 

That's the word I used. 
He looked at me and said, 

"You asked for Christmas music and this is the best there is." 

He then really noticed the look on my face and said, 
"Okay, let's go pick something out that's a bit more Christmasy." 
We then went and picked out the Andy Williams CD that we play 
every year when putting up the Christmas tree 
and we have a laugh over our definition of Christmas music. 

Although I have come to love The Messiah as much as he does! 
I found that I listen to this CD the most out of all collection
of Christmas music.

So much so, that a few days ago when we got to 
The Hallelujah Chorus track,
it started skipping!
Well, it is almost 25 years old.

Heart attack!

Not to fear!
The Colonel picked up another CD while shopping
at Walmart the other day.

Thanks Colonel!

On the menu at our house tonight:

Today I am baking!
It's going to be a yummy-smelling day for us!

Enjoy your day!


  1. A funny, but sweet Christmas story, Lois!
    Merry Christmas

  2. We had the Barbara Streisand Christmas album when we were first married, and it is the ONLY one we had, haha...played it over and over and over. Enjoy baking today. How many kinds of cookies to you make?? ; )

  3. I was surprised at the choice of music. I would have thought that it would have been the other way around. But I do love Handel's Messiah. It makes my heart soar. Have a good day.

  4. I love both of those and I also love playing Christmas music while putting up my decorations, I think it helps really get you in the mood.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. Merry Christmas!! I can't think of a Christmas song I don't like.

    I know my Daughter says no one can sing Rudolph like Gene Autry.

  6. I agree this is a great story and both choices of music sound wonderful!!

  7. Cute story and I love Andy! I've always thought he had a marvelous voice! Handel's Messiah is beautiful, too.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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