We delay listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving,
just so we don't get sick of the same old tunes repeating overandoverandover...
This season, we've been playing some actual albums found at a summer yardsale.
Henry Mancini is rocking our house, big band style, with his 1966 album, a Merry Mancini Christmas.
It's been fun to hear holiday favorites accompanied by the subtle scratch of an old-school record player.
And by the way, the wonder of hearing the GOSPEL via Christmas music
in the public marketplace, blaring through loudspeakers and store sound systems -
that never gets old!
"... cast out our sin and enter in..."
"Veiled in flesh the Godhead see.."
" ... and with His blood mankind has bought..."
"His law is love, and His gospel is peace."
"Let every heart prepare Him room..."
We discovered Songza a couple years ago and now it plays almost daily during December. It's a free website offering multiple Christmas playlists. These lists are extensive - you've got to browse when you get a minute. Don't miss "Christmas at the Castle".
* Classical Christmas playlist - not a single mention of hippopotamuses or front teeth.
** Acoustic Guitar Christmas playlist - hard candy and washing in snow completely excluded.
Songza Christmas playlists here.