It is upon us

Layered paper mixed media with “It came upon a midnight clear” text

Now that December has started I am doing some holiday themed creating. It is hard to believe that it is less than a month and we will be in 2022. I like the focus this month provides; the holiday events, the wrap up of the year and the decorations that make an appearance to brighten the dark. It is all specific to this stretch of time, which I think makes it special, so I limit it to this month to keep it that way. I have a couple Christmas carol books, one nicely aged and one less so, that I was able to make use of for this piece and it felt like the right jumping off point for the season. I like Christmas carols, new or old, even ones that are only obliquely carol-like, and now I am up for playing them. Here are a few favorites:

1. O Holy Night

2. Elizabeth Chan- Christmas in the City (album)

3. Erasure- Snowglobe (album)

4. Silver Bells

5. Pretty Paper

6. Christmastime is Here

7. Trans Siberian Orchestra- The Lost Christmas Eve

8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

9. Last Christmas (Wham! version)

10. Brian Setzer- Dig That Crazy Christmas

What are your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know!

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