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Christmas Eve Celebration at Home, 2017

Posted by glennled on December 31, 2017

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Homemade book of Christmas lyrics

Our family has an elaborate, celebratory Christmas Eve program. First, a bountiful dinner. Then, a spiritual program about the birth of Jesus Christ and his significance to us and the world. Next, a trumpet solo of a Christmas carol by me (this year, “O Come All Ye Faithful”), followed by a sing-along of more carols and songs, accompanied by my wife on the piano. After that, gift presentations and openings. Then, a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” followed by a “midnight” snack. Finally, we empty our stockings of their small “stuffer” gifts and decorate the gumdrop tree.

There is time for both solemnity and frivolity, mixed with love and gratitude. All this we did on Sunday, 24 December 2017.

Music belongs in any celebration. If you play and/or sing at any level, include it in your own celebrations of holidays and birthdays. Play your trumpet for your family. It’ll make them happy…you’ll see.

Hope you had as much joy and fun as we did!

To enlarge the photo, simply click on it.

2 Responses to “Christmas Eve Celebration at Home, 2017”

  1. rachelsouthgatestwenties said

    Awesome post! I’m new here & would love if you had the time to check out my post about songs! Thanks so much! Rachel 😊❤️

    • glennled said

      Hi, Rachel – glad you like my latest post, so I did go to check out yours. Not much trumpet in the songs you selected–only in the background of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Celebrate.” But nice blog, and I wish you much success in 2018. Thanks for commenting here.

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