long for the Wonder and Magic of by-gone Christmases?
"Christmas Around the
Piano with Alice"
my earliest childhood, Christmas (around the piano) has been a magical time for me. My
grandmother, pictured on the cover, always had a live tree covered with
sparkling ornaments and twinkling lights. The hand-made stockings were
hung by the chimney with care, and the smell of Grandma's Christmas
cookies filled the air!
As a minister's daughter, I heard
the traditional carols from late November through mid-January and loved
them immediately. I feel sure that some loving family member hummed "Silent Night" to me, possibly before I was even born. We always had a
manger scene and the birth of Baby Jesus was explained to me in a way
that did make it seem wondrous and filled with awe.
carols, played with love and a little holiday magic, will bring back your
cherished holiday memories:
Grandma's fresh-baked Christmas cookies
and cakes that filled the air with heavenly
stockings hung by the chimney with care
packages under the tree
The songs on this CD are some of my
favorite Christmas songs and range from a jazzy version of "Go Tell it
On the Mountain," to the secular "Christmas Waltz" and "Christmas
Song." The biggest part of the CD is traditional Christmas carols such
as "Lo, how a Rose ere blooming," and "In the Bleak Mid-Winter."
Please listen to a sample of 3 of the songs:
This Christmas, I thought I would share these tunes and these memories
with you, knowing that you probably have many of the same ones too. I
wish you a blessed and peace-filled holiday!
Twenty (20) of my favorite Christmas songs:
Christmas Around the Piano
||Go Tell It on the Mountain
the Bleak Midwinter
||Lo, how a rose ere blooming
||The Christmas Waltz
||Of the Fatherís Love Begotten
||The Christmas Song
||Il est Ne (He is Born)
||God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Three Kings of Orient Are
||It came upon a midnight clear
Little Town of Bethlehem
||The Holly and the Ivy
||Hush My Dear, Be Still
||The first Noel
||Away in a Manger
||Rockabye my Christ Child
||Good King Wenceslas
||Sing We now of Christmas