Category Archives: Christmas

The beauty of Christmas through music in a concert with three tenors

By Robert Willmann A timeless concert from 1999 — The Three Tenors Christmas — with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Pavarotti passed away in 2007, but left the world a better place through the gift of music.

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“Winter Quarters” 1863-1864 Pat Lang (from Death Piled Hard) reposted 2022

       Winter Quarters (Orange, Virginia)   “The seemingly endless time of cold darkness crept past in a succession of grey days and long nights. In its camps, the Army of Northern Virginia once again experienced the religious fervor that came … Continue reading

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The Huron Carol – reposted 2022

  “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we first begun.” Amazing Grace ————– “Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds … Continue reading

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“The story of ‘Carol of the Bells,’ a Christmas classic born in Ukraine” – TTG

“Shchedryk” (from Ukrainian: Щедрий вечiр, “Bountiful Evening”) is a Ukrainian shchedrivka, or New Year’s carol. It was arranged by composer and teacher Mykola Leontovych in 1916, and tells a story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of … Continue reading

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Bill Harris, The Bulge and Christmas 1944 – reposted 2022

 “Near-complete surprise was achieved by a combination of Allied overconfidence, preoccupation with Allied offensive plans, and poor aerial reconnaissance. The Germans attacked a weakly defended section of the Allied line, taking advantage of heavily overcast weather conditions, which grounded the Allies’ … Continue reading

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Rough Men – TTG reposted 2022

On this day in 1776, General Washington led his cold, ill fed and ill equipped army across the Delaware River to attack and decisively defeat the Hessian garrison at Trenton, New Jersey. It was a morning of bloody footprints in … Continue reading

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“Joe at Christmas” by Basilisk – reposted 2022

“He’s a plasterer,” we used to joke, “unless he’s plastered.” The subject of our youthful mirth was a guy named “Joe.” I’m not sure I ever knew his other name.  Some called him “wino Joe.” He was a fixture in … Continue reading

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An ‘Alid Christmas in Amman – reposted 20 December 2022

It was snowing heavily in Alexandria, Virginia when I first wrote this.  The moment reminded me of the time in the ’80s when I was in Jerusalem and Amman on government business at Christmas time.  It had snowed heavily there … Continue reading

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My favorite Nativity scene – reposted 2022

I bought this one in Bethlehem from the Palestinian Christian who carved it.  God bless you every one.  pl

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Bill Mauldin’s Christmas – reposted 2022

“Wisht somebody would tell me there’s a Santa Claus.” From all of us to all of you, wherever you are.  Merry Christmas. Pat Lang

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