Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Carols

It has been cold and wintery here all day today, which has really started to put me in the mood for Christmas. I played Christmas music at work all afternoon and just loved hearing the familiar melodies and choruses again. There is something about Christmas music that just makes you feel good!

One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Candlelight Carol" by John Rutter. I was first introduced to this song during my sophomore year of high school when my woman's choir performed it for the holiday concert. Since then I tracked down a CD of songs by John Rutter and it's one of the most special Christmas albums I own. In college I started a tradition of turning off all the lights except the Christmas tree, having a glass of sparkling cider and a couple of chocolate-covered cherries, and basking in the glow of the tree while listening to this song. It's one of my favorite traditions even though it doesn't involve A or anyone else. The music and words of the song lull me into a time of worship and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. I hope you enjoy it too!

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Beautiful tradition, Laura. Happy Thanksgiving to you. So excited that this is your last special "just the 2 of you" time and that next year you'll have someone new to welcome into the family.