By Request, ‘My Heart Would Be Your Bethlehem’

Requested by Teddy, and performed in the snow by students at Fountainview Academy: My Heart Would Be Your Bethlehem.

We have a new leader in our Christmas Carol Contest, as of yesterday–21 views, overtaking 20. But of course the lead can change from day to day!

By Request, ‘The First Noel’

I love to hear Nat King Cole sing Christmas carols.

Requested by Erlene, The First Noel, by Nat King Cole (and if you had some other hymn in mind, the error is my fault–but how wrong can we go with this?).

By Request, ‘The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy’

Back to the carol contest!

Requested by Ina, The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, sung by Babbie Mason and Jessie Dixon… with some familiar faces from Gaither Music.

Don’t go away, we have another one coming up.

By Request, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’

Another entry in our annual Christmas Carol Contest, this one from Ina: In the Bleak Midwinter, sung by the Gloucester Cathedral Choir.

Is it beginning to feel like Christmas for you?

By Request, ‘Adeste Fideles’

Let’s get the Christmas carols started today with this: requested by Phoebe, Adeste Fideles, sung by Luciano Pavarotti–at Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal, no less. Plus orchestra and choir.

I pray we can pour our hearts into this year’s Christmas.

By Request, ‘O Holy Night’

Another entry in our carol contest: O Holy Night, sung by John Berry; requested by Ohiochessfan.

I’m acting on the principle that you can never have too many Christmas hymns; so if you’ve got one you’d like to share, just say so.

By Request, ‘We Three Kings’

Let’s enjoy these Christmas carols! That’s why we have a carol contest. Let’s put our hearts into Christmas.

Requested by Eldermike: Hugh Jackman and friends sing We Three Kings. It’s my favorite among many nice renditions of this hymn.

By Request, ‘Christmas Is Always’

And here’s the next one–Christmas Is Always, by Carroll and Donna Roberson, requested by Erlene.

The leading carol from Day One is still in front, although it was almost overtaken yesterday by The Holly and the Ivy. 

By Request, ‘Mary’s Boy Child’

We have an entry in our Christmas Carol Contest (that’s more like it!): requested by Ina, Mary’s Boy Child, by Boney M.

And we’ll have another in a few minutes.

By Request, ‘It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’

There are many videos of this wonderful old hymn; this one, by the Mennonite Hour Singers, I couldn’t resist.

Requested by Erlene, and entered into the carol contest: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. First published in 1849 and still going strong.