‘O Holy Night’ …. “✨ Brooke Simpson Sings …. My Favorite Christmas Song ✨ …. “!!


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~~December 24, 2017~~ 

AN OLD TIME FAVORITE

This has always been a soothing song for me.

It takes center stage during these holidays because the effects of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico have been devastating. Still, I’m sure, the Boricua spirit will be celebrating this very important season in our culture.

The song is unique.

It’s always touched my heart very deeply; very much so during this season.

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Brooke Simpson’s version of “O Holy Night” raised the bar for the other contestants in “The Voice”.

Accompanied by a choir providing musical bedrock to her dexterous, soulful wailing, she gave new strength to the Christmas carol, and her heart-rending deliver .

~SOURCE~

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~~”O Holy Night”~~

The Voice 2017 Brooke Simpson

~~Published on Dec 18, 2017~~

 The Voice Finale

Brooke Simpson sings “O Holy Night” during the Live Finale.

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Keith Olbermann, #141 …. “⚖️ We Have Indictments! …. Has Christmas Come Early? ⚖️ …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2017~~ 

PARDON THE ANALOGY

LIKE A ZIT READY TO POP

How long have we been waiting?

Almost one year after the election. I strongly believe there’s so much more, this is just the tip of the iceberg, barely beginning. For the sake of this nation, this process better come to full fruition, with the expected results.

May gawd have mercy on this country!

HortyRex©

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I feel this is important information about what is happening in the Republican Administration lead by Drumpf and what we need to be aware of.
Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.
He has posted installment #141.
The video speaks for itself.
If this resonates with you, good.
If it doesn’t, just scroll away to the next blog.
Thank you!

HortyRex©

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~SOURCE~

Drumpf is the president, which means Keith’s not going anywhere.

Catch every episode of his new GQ show, The Resistance, and then come join the fight.

http://www.gq.com/story/watch-the-closer-keith-olbermann

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~~We Have Indictments! Has Christmas Come Early?~~

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

~~Published on Oct 30, 2017~~

Papadopoulos may be even bigger than Manafort in Mueller’s masterpiece.

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Happy Three Kings Day …. Feliz Día de Reyes …. “Tradition …. “!!


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~~January 6, 2017~~ 

WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE

The Three Kings (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar) represented Europe, Arabia and Africa respectively.

They came from afar, searching for Baby Jesus and brought them presents: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

These valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the ancient world: gold as a precious metal, frankincense as perfume or incense, and myrrh as anointing oil.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/

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~~We Three Kings Of Orient Are~~

Christmas Carols

~~Published on Dec 10, 2015~~

Geethanjali Kids – Rhymes and Stories
Enjoy We Three Kings of Orient Are – Traditional Christmas Song with Lyrics for Kids by Geethanjali Videos.

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~~We Three Kings~~

(Piano/Cello)

~~Published on Dec 13, 2012~~

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Story behind the song
There is so much mystery surrounding the story of the Three Kings. Who were they? Where did they come from? What relation did they have to each other? We only really know what (or Who) they were after.

Their only guides were ancient scripture and a bright star. They would not give up until they found the Savior of the world, no matter the cost.

Our arrangement of this traditional Christmas song “We Three Kings” is a tribute to them, their tenacity, and their Noble Purpose.

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “The eve before the Epiphany …. “!!


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~~January 5, 2016~~ 

THE EVE BEFORE THE EPIPHANY

Tomorrow is my real Christmas celebration.

It’s Three Kings Day.

As a kid, I’d gather grass and collect it in a box.

I’d put that under my bed and when I woke up the next morning, my presents would be there.

The camels had eaten the grass and the Three Kings had left me my presents.

It’s something that we still celebrate with our grad-children.

Gathering grass today and waiting for tomorrow.

HortyRex©

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~Ten facts about the Feast of the Epiphany~

The three Kings (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar) represented Europe, Arabia and Africa respectively.
Hundreds of years ago, roast lamb was traditionally served at Epiphany in honor of Christ and the three Kings’ visit.
Whoever finds the small statue of a baby Jesus hidden inside their slice of the Rosca de Reyes throws a party on Candlemas in February.
In some European countries, children leave their shoes out the night before to be filled with gifts, while others leave straw for the three Kings’ horses.
According to Greek Orthodox Church’s traditions, a priest will bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshipers try to retrieve it.
In Bulgaria too, Eastern Orthodox priests throw a cross in the sea and the men dive in – competing to get to it first.
In Venice a traditional regatta that started as a joke in the late 1970’s has been incorporated in the celebrations of Epiphany Day.
In Prague, there is a traditional Three Kings swim to commemorate Epiphany Day at the Vltava River.
In New York, El Museo del Barrio has celebrated and promoted the Three Kings’ Day tradition with an annual parade for more than three decades. Thousands take part in the procession featuring camels, colorful puppets and floats.
The day’s activities involve singing holiday carols called aguinaldos.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/18/what-is-the-epiphany-and-when-in-2017-is-it-here-are-10-facts-ab/

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #611 …. “I’m kinda lost …. Where do I go? …. “!!


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~~December 28, 2016~~ 

SPEECHLESS

In all truth, I have no words.

This is a picture saying a thousand words.

No need for more.

HortyRex©

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‘Last Christmas’ …. “Vintage Andrews Sisters Style …. Wham! Cover …. “!!


 

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~~December 27, 2016~~

‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

I couldn’t have found this musical cover at a better time.

It’s the holidays.

It’s another way to honor George Michael.

Hope you enjoy it!

HortyRex©

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Postmodern Jukebox, also widely known by the initialism PMJ, is a rotating music collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011.

PMJ is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. In its first few years of existence, Postmodern Jukebox has amassed over 500 million YouTube views and 2 million subscribers.

Each week, Postmodern Jukebox puts out a new video on YouTube, most of which are filmed casually in Bradlee’s living room.

~Wikipedia~

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~~SOURCE~~ 

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~Last Christmas~

Vintage Andrews Sisters  

~Published on Dec 23, 2015~

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Happy Christmas …. ‘War Is Over’ …. “Timeliness Classic …. still applies today …. “!!


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~~December 26, 2016~~ 

CHRISTMAS IS OVER … NEW YEAR NEARBY

A timeless classic.

Another favorite of mine.

It was written so long ago, yet the lyrics apply today as much as they did then.

If only ….

Happy Xmas … War is Over!

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.

The lyrics are set to the traditional English ballad “Skewball”.

It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside of his work with the Beatles. The song reached number 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until November 1972, and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon’s death in 1980, at which point it peaked at number 2.

Also a protest song against the Vietnam War, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” has since become a Christmas standard, frequently covered by other artists, appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favorite.

~Wikipedia~

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Partial Lyrics 

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
Yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear ….

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~Merry Christmas and Happy New Year~

Song “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”

~Published on Dec 19, 2012~

Merry Christmas everyone! Warmest wishes.

Thank you for your support throughout the entire year.

Happy holidays!

Video created with some amazing 2009 Hallmark’s Christmas Movies and Animations.
Song “Happy Christmas and Happy New Year (War Is Over)” by Celine Dion.

Catherine Laplace-Builhe

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