Season of Joy

CarollerA Personal message in this Season of Joy:

Greetings Web Friends!

December is an important month for various reasons.  For many it marks the end of the year and if you should fall believe the end of the world will come on specific date this month; well, here’s a reason to rejoice while you can. Seriously though, in the Northern Hemisphere we are now cast to the whims of winter’s frigid temperatures. Soon the icy, bone chilling winds will be accompanied by torrential hail or snowfall that will cover the ground with pristine white that will subsequently become slush and ice.

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Walking or driving will be arduous and many will choose to stay indoors huddled around their warm fireplaces, TVs or computers, braving the cold only to indulge in mall shopping. Christmas celebrations have evolved and adopted many of the earlier pagan winter celebrations and festivities.  Tree decorations for one are derived from those ancient times and in some households the Christmas tree forms the nucleus of the winter activities.

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Not everyone is able to accompany the migrating birds, escaping to the land of warmth and sun; and not everyone sees fit to embrace the challenge of outdoor sports: skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. Perhaps only a brisk walk would be in order, a thoroughly wonderful venture. For those of us that can’t do without the exercise, there is an option of indoor sports whether in gyms or vast indoor arenas. Some may simply go out to enjoy a pleasant afternoon or an evening at the movies, theaters or at concert halls.

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Meanwhile mankind has adapted to the dimmed light and early nights on this frigid winter’s months by embracing the delightful tradition of decorating the outdoors with many colored lights which help to lift our spirits.  So in this multicultural world, anyone can enjoy these sorts of festivities without qualm. Because of LED lights the dreary winter months are now transformed into wonderland of glowing colors without the worry of electrical expense.  Music has always been a good initiator of joy to during these months.

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Winter is upon us, but we need not hibernate. We can continue to enjoy every moment by celebrating life.

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Periodically for the month of December I should like to post the lyrics of Seasonal songs alongside their music. Please feel free to sing along and to spread the joy, peace and love of this season.

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Click on the video link: http://youtu.be/k1GBzPqV5EQ

to open up a video with the music. then sing along with the lyrics:

 Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side

The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

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COPYRIGHT ATTRIBUTION
Title: JINGLE BELLS 3 – | Christmas Music | Creative Commons | Royalty-Free Music
Artist: Kevin Macleod
Playlist: Holiday / Christmas
Copyright: Kevin MacLeod 2007. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ verify at http://www.incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

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