The 5 Best YouTube Videos for Christmas

Deal W. Hudson December 11, 2017 YouTube has become a treasure trove of musical delights, which I enjoy exploring especially at the season of Christmas. I offer the five best videos of live performances of Christmas music that I have found thus far. Live performances add a much-needed visual element to the performances of familiar… Continue reading The 5 Best YouTube Videos for Christmas

An Anti-Nativity Scene in the Bleak Midwinter

Deal W. Hudson December 24, 2009 A poem by Christina Rosetti, published posthumously in 1904, became a favorite Christmas carol after Gustav Holst set it to music for the English Hymnal two years later. The poem underscores the harsh setting of the nativity – the first stanza reads: In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth… Continue reading An Anti-Nativity Scene in the Bleak Midwinter