Monthly Archive: December 2013
My favorite rendition of Silent Night is the one sung by my mother.
A Christmas message concerning Pope Francis, political tribalism, and the coming year.
Has there ever been a more ironically titled Christmas song than Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas? So saccharine is the promise of the phrase “merry little Christmas” that it was not until I was an adult that I realized how achingly sad its message truly is.
More than any other Christmas song, Good King Wenceslas is a mutt of an endeavor. Unlike other carols of more straightforward lineage, John Mason Neale’s classic is practically duct taped together.
Three very different versions of the classic French carol.