The Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 23: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Our last three days of this Advent Calendar will be closing out over the next three days, as we celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas and St. Stephens Day in quick succession.  This is therefore our last “regular day,” and I thought I’d post a few songs that I associate with the Episcopal church my parents, wife, and son have called home.

The Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 22: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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.

The Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 11: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

  Well.  After a week of Holiday dysfunction, cynicism, plagiarism and early-morning drinking, I think we’re due to have a little good cheer, don’t you?  And there aren’t many Holiday songs more bursting with happiness than Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! Here’s the song’s signature recording, sung by the Chairman of…