Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Month of Small Celebrations - December 23

Small Celebration

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir 

My absolute FAVORITE song of the season is Carol of the Bells. I really like the Trans Siberian Orchestra version but I have to admit that my personal favorite, the one that brings tears to my eyes when I hear it is the  version by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The version my mom used to have on vinyl. The one I would put on the turn table and turn it up over and over and over again until I felt delirious joy at the sound of their voices. Yup, that one.

So, in honor of the season I shared my favorite song with Nolan tonight. He listened intently to almost all of it. :)

I am including both versions in this blog. Please listen to both if you haven't before and let me know your personal favorite.

Trans Siberian Orchestra


Mormon Tabernacle Choir
(not exactly the same as my mom's album but close)

And the lyrics

Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
"Throw cares away."
Christmas is here
Bringing good cheer
To young and old
Meek and the bold

Ding, dong, ding, dong
That is their song
With joyful ring
All caroling
One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From ev'rywhere
Filling the air

Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale,
Gaily they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

On, on they send
On without end
Their joyful tone
To ev'ry home

[Repeat from the beginning]

Ding, dong, ding, dong

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