Long weekend [12]

63.  The Christmas Programme

Was thinking about it all today, the last day of this series of posts and the last day of flu.  The days dovetail nicely.

This week is a new series but still in this current format, to be called Pre-Election, finishing in the wee hours of December 13th with live election blogging, at which point, a daily format starts, culminating each evening from December 13th to 24th inclusive.

Haven’t named this series yet but it will probably be ‘Christmas’.  Headers will be all Christmassy during that series too.  Don’t want to call it Advent because the carols will be called that – 1, 2, 3 etc.

Twelve carols, some from last year, some new. Definitely in there are Boar’s Head, Merry Gentlemen, the one I call Agreeable Odour, my mother’s Drummer Boy and Adeste Fideles on the 24th, to usher in Christmas Day

Other than that, your suggestions for carols would be welcome, the programme to be posted during December 12th.

From Christmas Day to Epiphany inclusive will be another set of daily posts called The First Day of Christmas, The Second Day of Christmas etc., not necessarily musical.

Nothing visible planned after that but there will be blog changes kicking off after Orthodox Christmas [6th/7th], hopefully non-visible.

62. Three vocals and an instrumental

12 comments for “Long weekend [12]

  1. December 8, 2019 at 18:12

    Just some more thoughts, having just skimmed through last year’s:

    1. One criterion will be those liked in comments, plus recommendation, from last year. For sure.

    2. The duelling jingle bells will go somewhere, maybe not in the twelve though.

    3. I’m keen to at least acknowledge the pagan roots of the day, so Wassailing, Holly, something like that will be in.

    4. Children singing these days leaves me jaded, so there’ll be one choirboy carol and that Bulgarian girls’s one.

    5. I need to get an American carol in there somewhere.

    6. The English ones need to be as traditional as I can find. A few I heard just now are musts.

    7. We’re kicking off with Emmanuel.

    In the Twelve Days period, methought I’d go more paintings than music, reverting to music on Epiphany.

  2. Mark Matis
    December 8, 2019 at 19:15

    With your song fest, do not forget the classic “Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck!”

    }:-]

  3. JohnM de France
    December 8, 2019 at 20:07

    I hope that your reference to “Emmanuel” is this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xtpJ4Q_Q-4

    • December 8, 2019 at 20:44

      That’s the one we ran last year, yes.

    • December 8, 2019 at 23:40

      Cheers, shall insert somewhere.

  4. Distant Relative
    December 9, 2019 at 08:31

    5. I need to get an American carol in there somewhere.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Holy_Night

    Transcontinental? Just don’t have the satanist puppets’ versions mentioned at the bottom of that page.
    ________

    Berlioz – Shepherd’s Farewell. Pretty please?

    And so back to bed.

    • December 9, 2019 at 09:20

      Yes, flu must run its course. Yes, that one’s in there.

  5. December 9, 2019 at 19:20

    All good. I particularly like the real oldies but enjoyed those cars in no 4. Seemed a little unreal though – no potholes in the roads.

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