Do You Have A Favorite Holiday Tune?


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Mine remains Peter Yarrow's Light One Candle as performed by Peter, Paul & Mary

Light one candle for the Maccabee children

Give thanks that their light didn't die

Light one candle for the pain they endured

When their right to exist was denied.

Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice

Justice and freedom demand.

Light one candle for the wisdom to know

When the peacemaker's time is at hand.

Chorus: Don't let the light go out

It's lasted for so many years

Don't let the light go out

Let it shine through our love and our tears.

Light one candle for the strength that we need

To never become our own foe

Light one candle for those who are suffering

The pain we learned so long ago.

Light one candle for all we believe in

Let anger not tear us apart

Light one candle to bind us together

With the peace as the song in our heart.

Chorus: Don't let the light go out

It's lasted for so many years

Don't let the light go out

Let it shine through our love and our tears

What is the memory that's valued so highly

That we keep alive in that flame? What's the commitment to those who have died

When we cry out, "They've not died in vain." We have come this far

Always believing that justice will somehow prevail

This is the burden and the promise

And this is why we will not fail.

Chorus: Don't let the light go out

It's lasted for so many years

Don't let the light go out

Let it shine through our love and our tears

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all lovely..

nat king cole, chestnuts roastin'; I adore god rest ye merry gentleman, songster - I can still hear my parents singing (!)

and dar williams, the christians and the pagans has been the holiday anthem at our house for many years...

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"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer", but then that's prob not what you had in mind now was it?

As far as traditional ones, I'd have to agree with "Little Drummer Boy", it's sort of like "Amazing Grace" to me, ballad-ie with a message....but then I've been known to annoy neighbors with bagpipe music as well...go figure! :dntknw:

Blessings of Peace

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thank you al, but I wanted to see if oldnick would hum!

(v.nice though oldnick)

p.s. what is zamenhof day or is that a very subtle joke? yes, yes, I know I could google it, but that won't tell me what it is to you...

fleet foxes -winter hymnal!

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thank you al, but I wanted to see if oldnick would hum!

(v.nice though oldnick)

p.s. what is zamenhof day or is that a very subtle joke? yes, yes, I know I could google it, but that won't tell me what it is to you...

fleet foxes -winter hymnal!

Havu felicxan Zamenhofan Tagon!

Zamenhof Day is an Esperantist holiday celebrated on the birthday of L. L. Zamenhof, the man who began the language. For me, I celebrate the holiday as a day of positive steps towards a better world. Every person who takes up the language does so for a different reason, and if they celebrate the day, the manner in which they do so reflects that. I see the language as a positive step towards the human animal living up to its potential. So I celebrate the language, the coming together of people from different cultures, even transhumanism. This afternoon I am meeting with a local Eo club on the campus for a dinner and we've each decided to give a small demonstration of what summed up this year. My own will be a technology demonstration.

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I did google it of course.. and though your explanation is almost verbatim, I like it better - and I agree, have fun!

someone spoke to this above, the way music can affect you, ala a "knot in the throat", .holiday music is no exception - the reasons why it might effect us are more obvious, love and memories?

we were always singing - not always well and in key, but we sang, and loudly

I wondered what it was though when I heard a now favorite band from sub saharan africa, tinairwen, I knew the music somehow, and recognized it like an old friend

and now I think I'd like to hear nat king cole...

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