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Christmas Screensaver

Snowy Cottage Screensaver, download here

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Magnificat

This reminds me of good old times when I was a choir member (alto). We performed Bach’s “MAGNIFICAT” 2 weeks before Christmas and the opening choir is my favourite.

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.”

Magnificat anima mea” from Magnificat (BWV 243) by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The Spirit of Christmas

I believe in the spirit of Christmas. Wishes can come true.

Last year’s wishes did come true and I am thankful for that.

All my good friends know what this year’s wish is…

My snowman :)

I found him at the Christmas fair the other day, thought he was cute 🙂

More Christmas related posts to come….

Merry Christmas

Just wishing everyone Happy Christmas. Enjoy the holidays 😀

Sufjan Stevens: Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time

Song of the Week 2008-50: Death Cab for Cutie – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

  PLAY –> Death Cab for Cutie – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Feist – Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming (German Christmas Carol – 16th century)

Es ist ein Ros’ enstprungen – Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming

I learnt the German traditional song “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” when I sang in the church choir long time ago. Michael Prätorius composed it in the late 16th century. It is unknown who wrote the lyrics.

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I love Christmas Carols but I never loved this one…until yesterday, when I first listened to Leslie Feist’s version:

Her version’s just brilliant, very simple, clear, classy, and beautiful. The style slightly reminds me of “The Park”.