For the past two years I have done a countdown post of 25 of my favorite films that feature Christmas. I was going to do another one this year, but was too tired from yesterday’s post. So instead I am going to do something different, I’m going to finish up our 25 Carols of Christmas posts.
But before I do that, I want to stop and acknowledge who’s birthday today is, other than Jesus. Today marks the 200th birthday of Emma.
This book was published in 1815, and changed literature. Yes, what started out as a character that only Austen was supposed to like, turned into something beloved by all.
From her radical views on marriage and love:
To her crazy schemes that always ended comedically.
And let’s not forget the handsome Knightley, the purveyor of common sense and one handsome hunk.
Happy 200 Emma! Here’s to another!
And a Merry Christmas to all!!!
For more on Emma, go to Waiter, There’s Some Disney in My Jane Austen
Now for today’s Christmas Carol. It was hard to choose the final one, but in the end I decided to go with my absolute favorite Christmas Carol, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
This Christmas Carol came about from the tradition of wealthy Englishmen giving treats to Christmas carolers, such as fig, raisin, or other type of pudding.
I just love the beat and the lyrics. This song is so much fun and truly helps you wish a Merry Christmas.
So in that case I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
For more on We Wish You a Merry Christmas, go to On the 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, & 1st Day ’til Christmas: The Music of Christmas
For more Christmas posts, go to 25 More Films of Christmas
It was hard choosing just 25 Christmas Carols to post on, but if you would like to listen to my choices follow the links below.
All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
Angels We Have Heard on High by REO Speedwagon
Christmas Don’t Be Late by Alvin & the Chipmunks
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) by Bing Crosby
A Cowboy’s Christmas by Wayne Newton
Do You Hear What I Hear from The Little Drummer Boy: Book II
Fah Who Foraze, Dah Who Doraze, Welcome Christmas from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The First Noel by Bing Crosby
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Various
Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Celtic Woman
Here Comes Santa Claus from The Year Without a Santa Claus
Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears
I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In) by Various
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Bing Crosby
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
Joy to the World by Celtic Woman
Just What I Always Wanted from Jack Frost
Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Celtic Woman
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town by Fred Astaire
The 12 Days of Christmas by Various
When Christmas Comes to Town from The Polar Express
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”