2021 Christmas Music Marathon – Day 17

You are looking at my favorite of the three trees in the house. There is the “big tree” in the living room, a table top tree in the office, and this six and a half foot narrow tree in the TV room. What makes this tree so special? Every year we have placed a photo ornament of each of the grand kids on this tree since they were infants. When they turn eighteen we place their last ornament on the tree. This year the youngest grandchild turned eighteen, so the tree is complete with seventy-two memories of Christmas past. Every ornament is a trip down memory lane and a reminder of the importance of family. Have a blessed Christmas.

The Big Guy’s final ornament

I usually save this song for later in the marathon but I decided to move it up in the order this year. “O Holy Night” is a Christmas classic and has been covered by virtually every artist with vocal chords. Some have performed this song very well, but I don’t think there is a more appropriate vocalist for this song than David Phelps. You really need to listen to this through a good set of speakers.

Another classic that I usually reserve for late in the marathon is the Hallelujah Chorus. I love everything about the concept of this video.

May your Christmas and your heart be filled with the glory that is Christ and His amazing, saving grace. To God be the Glory!

15 thoughts on “2021 Christmas Music Marathon – Day 17

  1. I can see why this tree is your favorite of all the trees. I’ve watched your grands grow up too. This made me smile. I know how you and your wife are so proud of them. As you should be.

    Love both videos, but the last one is my favorite.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. 🙂

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  2. Alana Mautone

    What a lovely family tradition, those photos on your large tree (and once again, may I complement your wife on her decorating skills- she did the tree, I’m guessing). The small city where I worked before we were sent home due to the pandemic has a community chorus that performs Handel’s Messiah each year. Last year was virtual. This year it will only be part 1 and The Hallelujah Chorus to keep it short. Hopefully next year it will be back to normal. I can’t even imagine shopping crowds like in that video. What fortunate shoppers to hear that pop up. Alana ramblinwitham


    1. As a high school student in the sixties, Tulsa used to have a presentation of Handel’s Messiah that featured a combined choir from all six local high schools. It was awesome to be a part of that event.



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