All Things Christmas

Christians, Awake!

Christmas Carols

Christians awake! Salute the happy morn Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born Rise to adore the mystery of love Which hosts of angels chanted from above With them the joyful tidings first begun Of God Incarnate and the Virgin’s Son Then to the watchful shepherds it was told Who heard the angelic herald’s voice

Children Go Where I Send Thee

Christmas Carols

Children, go where I send thee How shall I send thee? I’m gonna send thee one-by-one One for the little bitty baby Wrapped in swaddling clothing Lying in the manger Born, born oh, born in Bethlehem.   Children, go where I send thee How shall I send thee? I’m gonna send thee two-by-two Two for

The Cherry Tree Carol

Christmas Carols

When Joseph was an old man, an old man was he He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee   And one day as they went walking, all in the garden green There were berries and cherries as thick as may be seen There were berries and

Carol of the Bells

Christmas Carols

Hark! how the bells sweet silver bells All seem to say throw cares away.   Christmas is here bringing good cheer To young and old meek and the bold   Ding, dong, ding, dong that is their song, With joyful ring all caroling   One seems to hear words of good cheer From everywhere filling

Candlelight Carol

Christmas Carols

by John Rutter   Verse 1: How do you capture the wind on the water? How do you count all the stars in the sky? How can you measure the love of a mother, or how can you write down a baby’s first cry?   REFRAIN: Candlelight, angel light, firelight and starglow shine on his

Calypso Carol

Christmas Carols

See him alying on a bed of straw Draughty stable with an open door Mary cradling the babe she bore The prince of glory is his name.   Refrain: Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem To see the Lord appear to men Just as poor as was the stable then The prince of glory when

Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella


English Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabelle! Bring a torch, to the stable run Christ is born. Tell the folk of the village Jesus is born and Mary’s calling. Ah!* Ah! beautiful is the Mother! Ah! Ah! beautiful is her child Who is that, knocking on the door? Who is it, knocking like that? Open up,

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Boar’s Head Carol

Christmas Carols

The boar’s head in hand bring I, (Or: The boar’s head in hand bear I,) Bedeck’d with bays and rosemary. I pray you, my masters, be merry (Or: And I pray you, my masters, merry be) Quot estis in convivio (Translation: As many as are in the feast)   CHORUS Caput apri defero (Translation: The

Angels We Have Heard on High

Christmas Carols

Angels we have on heard high Sweetly singing ore the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains   Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo   Come to Bethlehem and see Christ whose birth the angels sing Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord the newborn King   Gloria in

5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

It may seem early, but now is the time to consider how you’re going to finance the upcoming holiday expenditures. It starts with Thanksgiving dinner and the travel to get there. Immediately following is the Christmas season with gift giving, party hosting, and more travel. Then, we top it all off with New Year’s Eve.

Happi’s Christmas Books

Christmas Books, Family Christmas Traditions

We had aked members to share Christmas traditions with us and Happi Olson of Creative Kidstuff of Minetonka Minesota described the following tradition to us.   You see, each year Happi buys a new children’s book. On Christmas Eve, the family reads the book together and re-reads past Christmas favorites from previous years. After

Christmas Tree – Weihnachtsbaum

Christmas Trees & Decorations, Germany

Editors Note:  This is an excerpt from German Christmas Traditions. It is available for purchase from The Christmas tree is a true German tradition. It was used here for the first time in the 15th century, and since then this wonderful custom has spread over the world. Here, we are very attached to our

Raspberry Linzer Cookie Recipe

Desserts, Recipes

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 2 Hours Servings: 32                     Ingredients:   2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 1/4 cup egg substitute

Candy-Cane Marshmallows Recipe

Desserts, Recipes

This recipe is courtesy of!   Give out homemade treats that are great in hot cocoa — or straight from the bag. Peppermint marshmallows are easy to make; they get their red swirl from a quick marbleizing technique. Follow our recipe, then package them in small cellophane bags to show off their good looks.

White Chocolate Christmas Pretzels Recipe

Desserts, Recipes

This recipe is courtesy of Risa at! Ingredients: 1 lb bag pretzel twists (I used Rold Gold) 2 14oz bags of white chocolate candy coating (can also use white chocolate chips, or almond bark) Sprinkles to decorate Candy coating in additional colors to decorate ________________________________________________________________________________________________ To prepare the pretzels line a cookie sheet with