Wednesday, December 23, 2015



It's not the glow you feel
When snow appears

It's not the Christmas Card
You've sent for years

Not the joyful sound
When sleigh bells ring
or the merry songs
Children sing

The little gift you send
On Christmas day

Will not bring back the friend
You've turned away

So may I suggest
The secret of Christmas

It's not the things you do at Christmas time

But the Christmas things you do
All year through...

Van Heusen, Jimmy / Cahn, Sammy

 I have been listening to a radio station on Tune In called Christmas Standards.  Young people would say it's old people music - I would say it is classics from 1940, 1950 and 1960.  Artists like Joe Stafford, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Jimmie Rogers, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald...well you get my drift.

They play such a great variety that I am hearing songs that I have not heard for years and some that I have never heard.

During the last few weeks, I have heard several renditions of the song, The Secret of Christmas.  Every one is beautiful, because the words and the music of this song are beautiful...but my favourite of this one remains performed by Ella Fitzgerald.

This song is so true, and so beautifully done that is should be played for young and old alike.

Here is the Secret of Christmas.

I want to take a moment to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas!  I know some of you will have a wonderful family celebration, and some of you will be alone.

I hope we all reach out to one another and share the true message of Christmas - the one of Love for one another no matter where we are from, what our beliefs are, or how we live.

May we all be Blessed with the Secret of Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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