Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Christmas song

My favorite Christmas song - O Holy Night
My favorite version - Josh Groban
Crank up the volume...close your eyes...and listen


  1. It's such a beautiful carol, and he is a reverent singer.

  2. thought you might like this: An interesting (re)post by Barbara Molin:
    Celebrating Winter Solstice – The Sun is on the Southern Cross
    For thousands of years, carvings on temples, cave walls, monuments, and artifacts have honored the sun: bringer of warmth, security, life, and light. As the days grow shorter in the period leading up to the winter solstice, December 21st, the sun appears to stop moving south or north and stays still for three days (in the northern hemisphere) – the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of December. This is the meaning of the word ‘sol-stice’ – sun standing still. To our ancestors, this period symbolized the death of the sun god (son of god) and when three days later on the 25th of December the sun started moving again, the sun was reborn – hence the birth of Jesus at this time – the sun god or son of God, the saviour of mankind. It is no coincidence that our principal day of worship is called Sun Day.
    The Bible tells us that three wise men came from the east, following a star that led them to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah. Sirius is the star in the east, the brightest star in the sky, which on December 24th aligns with the three brightest stars in the constellation of Orion (Orion’s belt). The stars were referred to by many ancient cultures as the Three Kings. During this three day period, the sun resides in the vicinity of the Southern Cross constellation and appears to ‘hang’ on the cross, hence the story of the crucifixion. However, the resurrection of the sun or son is celebrated three months later at the spring equinox when the nights are equal to the daylight (Easter) and when once again the forces of light ‘defeat’ the forces of darkness and the days grow longer than the nights.
    - original author: Stella Woods

    1. Thanks Mr Anonymous :)

      Most interesting!

      Enjoy your Christmas celebrations! xx

  3. Beautiful song. I did CRANK it up , here in jaipur India. I wonder where else in the world it was CRANKED up as well.

    1. Glad you enjoyed..and CRANKED!!

      FYI - apparently the word 'crank' is also used for the drug methamphetamine. I didn't know this (Oops!)

      I meant it in the context of 'turn up'.

      You learn something new every day! :) xx