Friendship Friday – Christmas Carols

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
What are your favorite Christmas carols?
Are there any songs that embody the spirit of Christmas for you?
Do you participate in any special musical events during the holiday season?
Share the music that makes you merry this Friendship Friday!

My Thoughts
I love the Christmas season and the beautiful music it brings!
With each passing Christmas season, the message of the
Traditional Christmas carols grow more meaningful to me.
My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night
But there are many others I love as well!

Another favorite Christmas song –
One that particularly embodies the spirit of Christmas – is
The Little Drummer Boy, which was written in 1941 and
Originally called Carol Of The Drum.
It was recorded by the Trapp Family Singers in 1955
(Yes, the family memorialized in The Sound Of Music!)

I love this song because it tells the story of a poor drummer boy
Who gives the gift of himself and his music for the baby Jesus.
His heartfelt gift always reminds me of what Christmas is about!

My favorite version of this song was recorded by Bob Seger in 1987.

The Little Drummer Boy – Bob Seger

Friendship Friday #46 – Week Of December 14, 2012

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46 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Christmas Carols”

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  1. Loy says:

    Hi, I just joined you on Facebook and tomorrow is my first Friendship Friday Blog Hop. Thanks so much for hosting all of these ‘hops’.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Loy, I am so glad you are joining us on Friendship Friday – welcome! 🙂
      Have a great time meeting everyone – look forward to catching up with you on Facebook later this weekend! 🙂

  2. Elle Crafts says:

    Than you for linking! I’m your new Facebook / Twitter and Stumble upon follower 😉
    Cheers 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much for connecting with me on all of those social networks!
      I look forward to reciprocating and connecting with you in each place!

      Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Sharon--Around the Table

    Thanks for hosting! My favorite carol is “O Come All Ye Faithful” or maybe it’s “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”—I love them both!

  4. Donna Heber says:

    Oh, it is so difficult to pick only one. I just love listening to the carols. I might have to say The Little Drummer Boy. Have a great weekend!

  5. Every year for the past 4 years my husband and I have performed our Theatre Arts dancing to O Holy Night:
    And we are in a church group that carols throughout 2 large hospitals & a nursing home! Music is a wonderful way to soften hearts to the Gospel! Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wow, Laurie… I got chills watching you and Richard dance!
      You two are SO gifted!
      Thanks for sharing your beautiful interpretation of O Holy Night with us at Friendship Friday this week!

  6. Paula J says:

    My two favorites are Frosting the Snowman and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer! A bit childish, but that’s ok right lol?

    Thanks for hosting 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I don’t think they are childish at all – that’s one of the joys of the season – I think we ALL become childlike at Christmastime!

      Have a great weekend Paula!

  7. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Seriously, I can’t believe it- The Little Drummer Boy is my very fave song…I love all carols and hymns though that tell the story and theology of the Lord. Happy Friday (almost)!

  8. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    I love almost every Christmas carol, but I have lots of special memories singing “The Little Drummer Boy” with children. I loved the spirit of the version by Sean Quigley last Christmas season:

  9. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I swear all the neat Posts come out at Christmas time. I love yours this week. All Christmas songs are my favorite just as all Christmas movies are my favorite. Have a great weekend. Thanks for a fun Friendly Friday!

  10. Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! I would have to say one of my favorite carols is “O, Holy Night.” I really love all of the traditional carols, though (Silent Night, O Come all ye Faithful, etc.), as well. 🙂

  11. I have the Little Drummer Boy as one of my faves too… but I have the Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet version…

  12. LadyD says:

    It’s a special time of year for beautiful Christmas carols. I love Silent Night, in any language.
    First time participating, so I’m looking forward to connecting with more beautiful online friends. Merry Christmas!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I am so glad you are joining us for Friendship Friday!
      Silent Night is a beautiful song. I particularly love Stevie Nick’s version!

      Have a wonderful weekend & I hope you make some wonderful friends at this week’s party! 🙂

  13. Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation says:

    Favorite Christmas carol? O Holy Night. Love hearing it…love singing it! Thanks so much for linking up this week! 😀

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, it’s SO beautiful – I love listening to the various versions trying to figure out which one I love the most!
      Have a beautiful Christmas season Mindy!

  14. Jessica says:

    I am following you from the Follow Who? Blog Hop. Please follow me back

  15. One of our favorites is “Carol of the Bells.” I love all the old Christmas carols….they seem to minister to my soul.
    May your days leading to Christmas be extraordinary!!

  16. Joyce says:

    I look forward to this blog hop each week in anticipation of what the question will be, it makes things more personal. My favorite Christmas song is also The Little Drummer Boy also it was also my favorite Christmas movie as a child. I couldn’t wait for it to come on even though I always cried when the lamb got hit.

  17. Tracey M
    Twitter: MusingsMonroes

    You highlighted my very favorite, The Little Drummer Boy. This song always makes me tear up. It is precious. Christmas songs are one of my favorite parts of the season.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for joining us this week Tracey – I’m so glad we have so many Little Drummer Boy lovers at this week’s party!
      Hope you are having a Christmas season filled with love and joy!

  18. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    My daughter just sung the Drummer Boy song at her Christmas program today. She is a very strong singer, and I love hearing her sing. I think she projects her voice tremendously well, just a proud mom. The other song she sung was Silver Bells, and she did an awesome job, it is crazy how she stays on pitch. Ok, I better stop before you find out I have no one to talk to about my discovery of this child. Smiles. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh what a marvelous experience that must have been, Amanda – experiencing the musical gift of your daughter during the Christmas season!

      Silver Bells – another favorite! That song always makes me feel SO nostalgic! You all are definitely putting me in a “songs of the season” mood!

      Enjoy your weekend too as you count down the days to Christmas! 🙂

  19. Alicia
    Twitter: alleychook

    I love christmas carols, I really like that Bob Seger version too 🙂

  20. sarah says:

    HI! I am your newest follower and found you on the blog hop. I was kinda, maybe, sorta hopin’ that you would hop on over to my blog and follow me back! 🙂


  21. Paula J says:

    Hello again! Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))
    See you on Monday for “Inspire Me Monday”!


  22. Rosey says:

    All linked up, thx for hosting!

  23. A. L. Jambor says:

    Hi, new follower. I love your site. I really like the animals. I remember seeing that claymation Little Drummer Boy when I was a kid. I’m old enough to have seen it when it was made and aired for the first time. It got to me then and it gets to me now. Thanks for posting this!
    Java With Jambor


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