Actually, I didn’t establish this tradition; Lisa Samson did.  But since I sent her the mp3 recording with which she began the tradition, I feel qualified to pass it on. 

Here it is:  now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to begin the Christmas season.  And what better way to do that than to listen to a classic, Oh Holy Night.  This is a Youtube Video, but there’s nothing to watch.  Just sit back, close your eyes, and listen . . . then come back here for the recap.  
I actually heard the story behind this song–no, it’s not a live performance.  But someone was in a recording studio, and after the paying talent left, one of the sound engineers recorded his own version.  Or something like that.  In any case, here’s to a classic song and a famous rendition!  Long may it play! 


  1. Smilingsal

    lol Sorry, I can’t listen to this; I love music too much.

  2. Patti Hill

    When I was in my teens, an older gentlemen in our congregation sang solos regularly–well, not “regularly” in the sense that he sang the notes as published. But he sang with passionate love for Jesus, we all looked forward to hearing him. This rendition of “O Holy Night” represents a joyful celebration of the Incarnation. Thanks for sharing, Angie. BTW, I was able to sing along, no problem. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    I agree with Patti … this is surely beautiful in God’s ears. Clyde

  4. Momstheword

    Yikes! I think this is a joke, not a poor untalented guy doing his best. Years ago, there was a famous singer (I can’t remember her name) who made an album under another name and she sang every song off key. It was so much fun to play that when company was over and pretend that it was our favorite record.


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