Fabulous Advent Calendars, Blogger-Style

Am greatly enjoying blogger Karen Pickerings’s Musical Advent Calendar, the BBC’s cathedrals and carols, Kerry’s unorthodox Advent musings, and Gallivanta’s reflections at Advent. Here is one of Karen’s daily offerings: fabulous music each day.

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28 responses to “Fabulous Advent Calendars, Blogger-Style

  1. One of my favourite carols at school. I’ve read another advent calendar where people submit short stories for each day. But as I can’t keep up with daily blogs, I miss most of them ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. tony wong

    thank you Ms. CR OD, once again your writings and choice of music does it for me, every time. Best to you and Mr. CR.. hope you are well.
    A merry and holy Christmas and new Year…
    Tony and Buttercup

  3. You made my day with that glorious music Cynthia!

  4. Exactly what I needed today, Cynthia. Thank you.

  5. Very soothing music. Thanks for sharing Cynthia.

  6. Un pur et magnifique moment ! Merci : la musique est magnifique et apaisante. Un moment reposant pour l’รขme.

  7. Thank you for introducing us to Karen’s site, Cynthia. She has a new follower now. The music is beautiful and soothing.

  8. Thank you, dear Cynthia, for reminding me of Karen’s December offerings. Lovely. โค
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  9. Wow, beautiful music in a beautiful setting.

  10. Oh, that’s fabulous! And thanks for being so kind about my advent posts, too . . .

  11. Lovely music, thank you for sharing Cynthia.

    • I was not aware of these blogs and thank you for this post. When I was in grammar school and sang in the choir, this was a song we practiced each year and performed at Midnight Mass. Many memories from this lovely, haunting piece.

  12. Great music, and very well timed for this time of the year… ๐Ÿ˜€
    Sending best wishes and love. Happy Holidays, dear Cynthia! โญ

  13. There seem to be lots of creative advent calendars or celebrations!

    • Are they making a comeback? For so long, Advent seemed to be absent.

      • Perhaps it’s the bloggers I follow, but there definitely seems to be a marking of advent and its different traditions. I find it interesting the way calendars have changed – when I was little there were calendars that just had pictures and a bigger picture for the last day and I loved the magic of it, whereas now it’s usually all about chocolate, although I’ve seen them with candles, beauty products and other things.

      • I know. I was frustrated – it was all about chocolate Advent calendars. I wanted to make my own this year, but with an inspiring/joyful quote under each tab, but my time ran out.

      • That sounds like a great idea Cynthia – maybe next year! I liked reading about the Scandinavian tradition of lighting a candle on each Sunday of advent with an appropriate prayer on Trini Lind’s blog and then Gallivanta’s blog with a different flower arrangement for each week.

      • Yes, I like them too. But don’t people do that in the UK? It’s a tradition here too, making Advent crowns (coronnes in French) and lighting a candle each Sunday of Advent.

      • I think some people do Cynthia, but advent isn’t really a big thing here – I’m not a Christian but even growing up when I did go to church there wasn’t much in the way of celebrating advent.

  14. Wow. What an extraordinary rendition of this song. It brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you Karen Pickering!

  15. Thank-you for the lovely music Cynthia and for the introduction to Karen’s blog. I love the solemnity of O Come O Come Emmanuel and look forward to singing it each year.

  16. What a clever idea! I gave away those calendars where you open a window every day for a chocolate, but I think this one is better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Beautiful rendition of my most favourite carol. ๐Ÿ’•โ˜บ๏ธ

  18. Lovely music to start out my morning! Thanks!

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