Merry Christmas! Links, Music & Good Wishes

May the blessings and happiness of this holy season come to you and yours!

First: my favorite carol:

Love everything about this – the lyrics, the song, the performance. Wonderful.

Next, this had me weeping like a baby – in a good way. Via Caroline Furlong’s blog:

The culture our enemies want to kill.

Foxfier shared this metal version of Angels We Have Heard on High. This singer actually sounds like he’s seen some angels – after recovering from being terrified out of your wits, you’d not be singing about the vision like some whimpy kid’s choir. You’d be belting it out like you mean it!

Finally, at Midnight Mass the choir sang Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium, which I have written about before. This polished gem of a work may be the most perfect motet ever written. It’s certainly among the most beautiful and profound:

Merry Christmas!

Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas! Links, Music & Good Wishes”

    1. The older I get, the less sympathy I have for exegetes who have a problem with the genocide in the Old Testament. I’m ready for some kick-ass-and-take-names preaching of the gospel.

      1. :shrugs: I lost my sympathy when I noticed that the only folks they held to modern standards were the ones that were trying to not be gleeful murder hobos. The guys that didn’t plant the seeds that much, much later bore fruit in modern morality could be as horrible, or worse, as they’d like.

  1. Wow! Thanks. This post has more goodness packed into it than a mincemeat pie. Alison Krauss can’t be beat. The Great War Christmas Truce — same. That dude probably has seen angels, and O Magnum Mysterium is truly sublime. Thanks again.

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