By Request, ‘O, Holy Night’

It’s never too early for a Christmas hymns; at least, not around here, it isn’t.

Requested by Susan: O, Holy Night, performed by the Celtic Trio backed up by an Irish choir.

There has never been a time when we didn’t need our Savior.

By Request, ‘O Holy Night’ (Madi Jackson)

Christmas Carol Contest–wagons, roll!

Today’s first entry is from SlimJim: O Holy Night, featuring Madi Jackson.

Remember–the winner gets either an autographed copy of one of my books (you in the back–stop yawning!) or a cool red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

‘O Holy Night’ (For My Aunts)

I can’t let this Christmas pass without a tribute to my aunts–Gertie, Millie, Joan, Florence, and Betty.

Whenever I went to see them during the Christmas season–which was often, they only lived a few blocks from us–they had Andre Rieu on TV, playing Christmas music. And this was one of their favorites: O Holy Night.

Note the little girl in the audience imitating Andre Reiu conducting the orchestra.

By Request, ‘O Holy Night’

Oh, let’s have Nat King Cole! Requested by Thewhiterabbit, O Holy Night, sung by one of America’s national treasures–made it look easy, didn’t he?

Yipes, only 12 days till Christmas! Let’s pep up the Christmas Carol Contest. If you haven’t entered a Christmas hymn request yet–well, what’re you waiting for?

By Request, ‘O Holy Night’

What must it be like, to be able to make such beautiful music and offer it to the Lord in praise?

Requested by Marcia, O Holy Night, sung by David Crowder and his group, Passion. Just beautiful!

‘O Holy Night’ (Donna Roberson)

I simply couldn’t find the hymn that Erlene asked for, so I had to put in a substitute. Now pinch-hitting for Carroll Roberson: Donna Roberson, singing O Holy Night.

Don’t forget the Christmas Carol Contest, everybody!

By Request, ‘Oh, Holy Night’

This one almost slipped past me–O Holy Night, sung by John Berry, requested by “Ohio Chess Fan.” I try to post all hymn requests, all entries into the carol contest, but don’t be too surprised if I miss one now and then.

By Request, ‘O Holy Night’

This entry into our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest is from Phoebe–O Holy Night. And we have Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti to sing it for you (Vienna, 1999).

‘O Holy Night’ in Swedish

My friend “Count Wedgemore” posted this on my chess page a few days ago–O halga natt (O Holy Night), sung by the great Swedish tenor, Jussi Bjorling, in 1959. Wait’ll you hear his voice!

Years later, Luciano Pavarotti was asked to compare himself to Bjorling. He declined. “I’m only human,” he said.

‘O Holy Night’ (A Capella)

Jessicafischerqueen posted this on my chess page. “There’s something unexpected about it,” she says–O Holy Night by MattNickleMusic.

Gee, only six days to Christmas! If you haven’t entered the carol contest yet–well, now’s a good time to jump in!