Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Bells are Ringing

Merry Christmas everyone!!!  It is Christmas Eve, and like everyone else who celebrates this holiday, I’ve got a million things to get done before tomorrow.  So this is going to be a quick post. 

Many times in writing, I try really hard to make my words hit those emotional chords.  I believe that stories speak to us through emotional truths.  I know that I struggle immensely to get the right emotion on the page.  It is extremely challenging.
I’m sure that writing a song is far more complicated than I can imagine (writing a story sure was), but writing is just words and a song is words and music.  The music alone can tap into our emotions and make us feel, but combine that moving music with strong lyrics and the song can create a powerful emotional experience that words alone cannot do.

I love music, especially Christmas music.  Nothing else can bring the spirit of the season into my home like Christmas carols.  I love so many of the Christmas songs, and it is hard to find one that I can't at least sing a bar of, so it was touch to narrow this down, but here are my top four favorite Christmas songs.  I hope they will bring the spirit of Christmas into your home.

My favorite secular Christmas Carols:

1.  Carol of the Bells


2.  The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)

 And because I am a Christian, my favorite religious Christmas Carols:

1.  O Holy Night
2.  What Child is This


To me, these songs just capture the spirit and meaning of Christmas. 
What are your favorite Christmas Carols?



  1. These are all songs I've loved. And I, too, wonder about the talent of writing a song. Writing the lyrics, I mean. It must be so different to write words to a tune and a beat, to create a meaningful "poem" that fits so perfectly into the music.

  2. Merry Christmas to Prosers everywhere!


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