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By Request, ‘O Holy Night’

I seem to be doing a lot of Nat King Cole this Christmas. Well, why not?

Requested by TheWhiteRabbit, O Holy Night.

Hard to believe someone just sat down and wrote this, isn’t it?

By Request, ‘The First Noel’

I seem to be posting a lot of Nat King Cole, this Christmas season–but who’s complaining?

Requested by TheWhiteRabbit, The First Noel. Sung by Nat King Cole.

Reminder to Christmas Carol Contest entrants–you can request any Christmas hymn you want, even if it’s been posted before. Let’s get into the spirit!


By Request, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’

You don’t want me to post any more nooze today, do you? (“Of course they don’t!” Byron the Quokka advises me.) How about more Nat King Cole instead?

Requested by Phoebe, a favorite Christmas carol for just about everybody, O Come, All Ye Faithful… sung by Nat King Cole.

‘Away in a Manger’ (Nat King Cole)

Nat King Cole, a national treasure, sings Away in a Manger. This is what I call the American melody that goes with the hymn.

This was the first Christmas hymn I ever learned. When I hear it, I think of the “primary” class at Sunday school–nowadays it would be called “day care”–and this little book they gave us, one Christmas. On the front cover was a picture of the Holy Family in the manger: and how well I remember the sweet smile on the baby’s face!

I will never forget it.

‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ (Nat King Cole)

Well, the Creche is still on display at St. Francis’, across the street, and our tree’s still up–so what do you say to a little more Christmas music? How about Nat King Cole, and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing?

I pray the Lord will give this Christmas the power to work all throughout the year.

‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’

I’m surprised no one has asked for this yet–O Little Town of Bethlehem. And who better to sing it than Nat King Cole, with the voice of an angel?

Beautiful! Nat King Cole, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’

If this doesn’t make your eyes fill up, you’d better get your fluids checked: you might be running low.

O Little Town of Bethlehem, sung by the immortal Nat King Cole–and unless I miss my guess, the art is by Thomas Kincaid.

Tchaaa! WordPress got me again! Automatically disabled the comments. Grrrr!

‘Away in a Manger’ (Nat King Cole)

This is the melody for Away in a Manger most often sung here in America: and we’ve got Nat King Cole to sing it–a national treasure.

And now we have to hit the road: back this afternoon.

‘O, Little Town of Bethlehem’ (with Nat King Cole)

Come on, now–does this not stir your soul? The birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and the voice of Nat King Cole: O, Little Town of Bethlehem.

Well, here I am, all ready to post whatever Christmas music that anybody asks for. All I need is some requests!

Carol, ‘O, Tannenbaum’ (Nat King Cole)

This carol, sung in German, was a Christmas fixture at my grandpa’s house, and my mother used to sing it to us, too. It’s here at my wife’s request.

How I miss those Christmases at grandpa’s house! It was amazing, how many people could fit into it for a family Christmas.

But, as Our Lord Jesus told us, “In my father’s house are many mansions…”

We will have a place to stay when we get there. Amen.

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