Christmas Eve – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

  'Twas the Night Before Christmas or A Visit from St. Nicholas by: Clement Clarke Moore       'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The … Continue reading Christmas Eve – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 21st – Silent Night

Silent Night by: Joseph Mohr Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the … Continue reading December 21st – Silent Night

December 20th – Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger Author Unknown Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus, no … Continue reading December 20th – Away in a Manger

December 19th – In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter by: Christina Rossetti In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain; Heaven and earth shall flee away when … Continue reading December 19th – In the Bleak Midwinter

December 18th – Old Santeclaus with Much Delight

Old Santeclaus with Much Delight (with original illustrations) Author Unknown Old SANTECLAUS with much delight His reindeer drives this frosty night, O’r chimney tops, and tracts of snow, To bring his yearly gifts to you. The steady friend of virtuous youth, The friend of duty, and of truth, Each Christmas eve he joys to come … Continue reading December 18th – Old Santeclaus with Much Delight

December 16th – On This Christmas

For today's 25 Days of Christmas Reading I wanted to include this poem by a fellow blogger, Keith Garrett. I appreciated the Christmas imagery and the subtle sing-song rhyme that really rings in the Christmas spirit. I especially like how the poem asks us to think of those that have had an effect on our … Continue reading December 16th – On This Christmas

December 13th – Minstrels

Minstrels by: William Wordsworth The minstrels played their Christmas tune To-night beneath my cottage-eaves; While, smitten by a lofty moon, The encircling laurels, thick with leaves, Gave back a rich and dazzling sheen, That overpowered their natural green. Through hill and valley every breeze Had sunk to rest with folded wings: Keen was the air, … Continue reading December 13th – Minstrels

December 10th – Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring Out, Wild Bells by: Alfred Lord Tennyson Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, … Continue reading December 10th – Ring Out, Wild Bells

December 6th – Angels from the Realms of Glory

Quick note, this is obviously a Christmas carol that is usually sung rather than read, but I feel like the words are often lost in the music, even though they are equally as powerful, if not more so. So take a second to read them real quick, they give me goosebumps every time. 🙂 Angels … Continue reading December 6th – Angels from the Realms of Glory

December 5th – [little tree]

[little tree] by: EE Cummings little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see          i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool bark and hug you … Continue reading December 5th – [little tree]