Do You Hear What I Hear? - Jim Critcher
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Do You Hear What I Hear?

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Christmas. Word association – tree, gifts, parties, family, food. OK. But for me, near the top of that word association list is music. One of the primary delights of the season for me is the rich tradition of Christmas music. This tradition is universal across cultures whether it be nationality, instrumentation, classical, popular, mainstream, esoteric, sacred or secular. Each year I have added to my music library and have over the years amassed quite an eclectic library.

 

Over the next 21 days, I am going to give you a peak into my personal listening library for Christmas. This does not make my list in any way “the” list but simply, what has become tradition for our family. Perhaps our list will open some listening vistas for you.

Please click the album art for each particular day to see why I choose this particular album.

Enjoy!

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December 4th – Day 1

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December 8th – Day 5

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December 12th – Day 9

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December 16th – Day 13

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December 20th – Day 17

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December 5th – Day 2

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December 9th – Day 6

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December 13th – Day 10

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December 17th – Day 14

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December 21st – Day 18

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December 6th – Day 3

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December 10th – Day 7

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December 14th – Day 11

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December 18th – Day 15

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December 22nd – Day 19

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December 7th – Day 4

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December 11th – Day 8

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December 15th – Day 12

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December 19th – Day 16

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December 23rd – Day 20

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December 24th – Day 21

Thanks for the musical journey together over the past three weeks. I trust that you found something both new and significant along the way. Never has music found any source of higher inspiration than in the Person and miracle that is Christmas. Music serves to accent the moment and also provides a touchstone to history, be it memories from our families or great traditions musically brought forward from centuries past.

Almost 500 years ago Martin Luther wrote, “Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.” This statement is as true and timeless as the music itself.

Merry Christmas from Angie and me. Blessings.

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