Babe of Bethlehem

About 20 years ago, my wife and I became acquainted with the music group, Nowell Sing We Clear. We were immediately struck with the way their lively music focused Christmas on Christ. Truly, they sing nowell clear. “Babe of Bethlehem” is one of their songs I’ve come to love because of its presentation of who…

Riu Riu Chiu

Riu Riu Chiu is a 16th century Spanish Christmas carol I have enjoyed over the years. Its syncopated, dance-feel gets hands and feet tapping! Recently, I was reading the lyrics, and was struck afresh by their power. Protestant readers will have to overlook the Marian theology in the first two verses, but I think any…

Christmas Kick-off

Christmas has officially begun at our house.  My wife has one rule–not a sprig of holly, a whiff of fir, or a snatch of caroling until after Thanksgiving.  Today being the day after Thanksgiving, we will hearken unto herald angels, deck the aural halls, and dream of a white Christmas until we sleep in the…