The last Sunday before Christmas. Churches are presenting the Christmas Story everywhere. Christians the world over are preparing for the celebration of the birth of the Messiah. And parents and kids alike are hoping they got or will get all the right stuff for and from everybody. And even here in God's Country, it's pretty chilly, though, it's supposed to be in the eighties Christmas Day. Today's selections are for just such a morning as this Sunday. I hope you can sit back and contemplate the meaning of this amazing time of year with these songs.
Technical Note -If you see multiple images just click the circular arrow at the bottom left of the videos to play the selected tune.
I found this beautiful, simple song with a video that captures all that is good about this time of year - The Florin Street Band performs My Favorite Time of Year.
And as a bonus, for me, no Christmas would be complete without at least one irony filled ballad from the master of ironic country music. Lyle Lovett captures Christmas with a thought provoking song simply entitled Christmas Morning.
And finally, John Lennon sings Happy Christmas (War Is Over) with a hope for all of the world to be in peace. No matter your politics, that's a good sentiment in my book.