“Minuit, Chrétiens” aka “Midnight, Christians”/“O Holy Night”

Peuple a genoux, attends ta delivrance!
Noel! Noel! Voici le Redempteur!
Noel! Noel! Voici le Redempteur!

People kneel down, wait for your deliverance.
Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer,
Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer!

The following are the lyrics many know. Though they are different from the above, the music is the same.

Fall on your knees; O hear the Angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night, O Holy night, O night divine!

Composer: Adolphe Adam (1847)

Lyrics: Placide Cappeau (whose original title was “Cantique de Noël”)

Translated from French to English by John Sullivan Dwight.

The winner of the delightful, soon-to-be-a-Christmas-staple, The Unicorns Who Saved Christmas by Mary Winn Heider (click here for the interview with Mary Winn), is Marian Beaman!


Marian, please comment below to confirm. Happy Holidays to all!

Nativity image from somewhere on the internet. Mary Winn’s book cover is from her website. Author photo by Popio Stumpf.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

I wish I had an awesome song like the one at Professor VJ Duke’s blog. Yes, take a minute to listen. I too am grateful to all of the followers of this blog. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a joyous New Year. I’ll be traveling during the holidays, spending time with family. What are your plans? Whatever they are, I’m wishing you joy and song.

Here’s a verse from one of my favorite Christmas carols:

“O Come All Ye Faithful,” music and lyrics by John F. Wade


O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of angels.

O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

My bookcase also wishes you a Merry Christmas.


As I close, I want to leave you with this happy Christmas thought: The other day, I had thrown a pair of sweatpants over my pajamas in my haste to get to the store to Christmas shop and beat the ice storm bearing down on my area. Well, while in the store, I had a sudden breezy feeling. And with good reason. My sweatpants were in the process of falling down! Of course I was carrying something at the time, and only had a couple of fingers free.

I ducked down an aisle to pull them up, only to find someone standing in the aisle. I waddled to the next aisle, and then the next, finally reaching an aisle empty of people. Nothing says Christmas like a woman wearing red pajama pants with sweatpants practically pooled at her ankles. Now, isn’t that a holiday image you wanted stuck in your head? Happy Holidays!

Nativity photo from kingdomnewtestament.