So when I younger I was never a big fan of going to church. In fact, it’s safe to say I hated church- absolutely nothing I can think of that I disliked more except for maybe Lima beans. *Waits to be struck by lightning*
I was raised in the Baptist faith, and for me that meant marathon amounts of time listening to church announcements I didn’t want hear, long drawn out gospel songs that felt manipulative and worse were never ending, and just hours sitting in a a hot pew with overperfumed men and women wearing big hats.
I was so happy when I left church every Sunday, and it had nothing to do with loving the Lord and everything to do with being free for another week and the slice of pineapple cake that I got from the women who sold it on the street next door to the church. With me, it really does all come back to food! I did always like the sermon. I think that was the reader in me.
So yes- church too long, gospel songs too long, pineapple cake, heavenly; and then there is O Holy Night! Love that song! It actually opened me up to appreciating more gospel music and really got me into loving Christmas songs. I love lots of pop versions of the song and here are a few that I was able to find. No question that I love Mariah’s the best out of all of these. The one by Weezer is surprisingly good, and I liked the one by the Celtic ladies as well. Won’t you have a listen?
I also participated in the Advent tour last year and talked about my mom’s stuffing. Yum!
Today, for some more lovely Christmas music, check out Heather’s post at A High and Hidden Place. Jo at Once Upon A Bookcase talked about her Christmas Traditions and Family Dinner, Alleluialu at Bookend Crossing shared a poem called The Bones of Santa Claus.
Love Christmasy posts? Then check out more stops on the 2009 Virtual Advent Tour.