Happy Holidays 2016


Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled:
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.

Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88), George Whitfield (1714-70), Martin Madan (1726-90), and William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915)
Music: “Mendelssohn” chorus by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47), adapted by William Hayman Cummings


Merry Christmas!
Chag Sameach to those who celebrate Hanukkah.

Before we go our separate holiday ways, I’d like to announce the winner of The Spirit Well by Charles Yallowitz. (If you are confused by that statement, click here.)


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Jill Weatherholt!

Congratulations, Jill! You know the drill—please comment below to confirm, then email your info to me at lmarie7b(at)gmail(dot)com.


Believe it or not, Kitty received gifts from a grateful fan. She chose not to share her Christmas bounty with anyone.

Baby Jesus image from freeimages.com. Book cover courtesy of Charles Yallowitz. Other photos by L. Marie.

32 thoughts on “Happy Holidays 2016

  1. Hark!
    One of my favorite carols! I greet folks with Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Season’s Greetings, and sometimes, just Hark!
    Merry Christmas, L. Marie, and congratulations Jill.
    PS Kitty needs to learn to share. haha

  2. …but Kitty likes to show off her bounty, eh? Do you feel left out, L. Marie???? HA! She’s a sly one, that Kitty. I suggest you take a bite of her ever-present cupcake, that’ll show her.
    Buon’ Natale mi’amica!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Linda! The dollhouse with all your friends holding the signs is adorable! I wish I had enough space to set up my Lego Winter Village this year, but it’s still tucked away in four boxes for another year. I’m looking into alternatives for next year, though!

  4. Some years ago I sang in a choir the song ” Haek! the herald angels sing ” for a Christmas concert.

    I am glad you got those precious gifts . You will pass happy hours with them.
    Love ❤

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