We wish you a Merry Christmas
…And we’ll see you in the New Year!
Some of my favorite Christmas carols (and one surprising modern addition) for a blessed Christmas weekend to you and yours. May the peace of the newborn Jesus, frail and cold and surprisingly, astoundingly one of us, wedded to humanity, wrapped in Mary’s flesh and born into a manger, fill our hearts, our homes, our families, and this weary world.
Adeste Fidelis – Andrea Bocelli (you may cry)
In the Bleak Midwinter – James Taylor (this version of this song is Christmas, to me)
O Come O Come Emmanuel – Pentatonix (even after the loooongest possible Advent, this version is still my jam)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen (the Boss)
O Holy Night – Josh Groban (I love a male voice on this song. Whitney Houston’s is very good, too, if you prefer a female vocalist)
Glorious – For King and Country (new Christmas favorite this year)
Silent Night – Jackie Evancho and the Irish Tenors (And with that, I’m out. Happy birthday baby Jesus)
p.s. Don’t forget to track Santa tonight using NORAD’s Santa Tracker! (Looks like St. Nick is currently headed into Van, Turkey, as of 12:53 pm MST. Close to his hometown, amiright?)
Each family is such a blessing to our world. Yours is beautiful, thank you for taking the time to share your life with others, supporting marriage, family life and motherhood and Jesus Christ. Hope your days of Christmas are joyful.
You will be in my prayers this evening at mass.