By Request, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’

Viewership is way, way down today, but at least we’re getting Christmas carol requests to enter in our contest.

Requested by SlimJim, Do You Hear What I Hear?–and I don’t believe anyone ever sung it better than Bing Crosby.

By Request, ‘The Little Drummer Boy (Plus!)’

Requested by Ina, Bing Crosby and David Bowie sang a duet of The Little Drummer Boy and Peace on Earth–and I’m sure it’s not as easy as it looks! Both of them are classics now.

By Request, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’

“Thewhiterabbit” asked for this one, The Little Drummer Boy–and how could we go wrong with Bing Crosby?

By Request, ‘Silent Night’

And let’s wrap up the carol contest for today with Phoebe’s second request, Silent Night–here sung by Bing Crosby, with help from a boys’ choir. We can’t have Christmas without Silent Night, can we?

By Request, ‘Silent Night’

We have a request for Silent Night! Lydia wants to hear it, so here it is–sung by Bing Crosby.

The hymn shop’s always open, boys ‘n’ girls–open for Easter and Christmas hymns all year.

By Request, ‘The First Noel’

Our friend SlimJim has requested it here, and my friend Jessicafischerqueen has posted it on my chess page, so what can I say but here it is? The First Noel, sung by Bing Crosby. You’ll look long and hard to find an equal to his voice.

By Request, ‘The First Noel’

Requested by Phoebe, The First Noel–and I thought Bing Crosby would be just the ticket.

Let’s keep the hymns coming, everybody. Tomorrow’s the last day of the contest! Which does not mean we have to stop posting Christmas music. Hey, I’ve been known to post it in August…

By Request, ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’

Ach, there go my water-works again! I can’t help it. I’m overcome by the beauty and the love of Christmas, and all the Christmases in my life.

This just in from Erlene, a request for I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. This carol brings a lot of Christmases back to me. I chose the Bing Crosby version.

“Peace on earth, good will to men” will indeed come to pass: for the LORD hath spoken it.

‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Would you believe it? We used to sing this in high school, in assembly. Well, they put a stop to that, didn’t they? But I don’t want to get angry in introducing a hymn.

Faith of Our Fathers, sung by Bing Crosby.

And might I observe that we don’t know the half of what God has done, by way of watching over our country.

‘Silent Night’ (Bing Crosby)

Well, our Christmas tree is up, it’s trimmed, our new stove is cooking a duck for Christmas dinner, the cats are asleep, and my stars, am I beat!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted Silent Night yet. Let us remedy that, forthwith.

As for that Pew Poll–well, Robert Louis Stevenson didn’t call that character in Treasure Island “Blind Pew” for nothing.

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Blind Pew… one of the villains