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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Day 22 of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Welcome to day 22 of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  The link will take you to the Hop's page, but don't forget to check out her blog while you're there.

As I was putting up the Christmas decorations this year, I realized how much I have stitched for this holiday, which given that I am not a particularly religious person is probably a bit strange.  I had a hard time picking just one, but choose:


Santaberry Pudding by Shepherd's Bush.  It just makes me smile every time I hang it up and walk past it.

Jo asked us to talk about our favorite holiday song.  I absolutely LOVE Christmas music and had a hard time narrowing it down.  I managed to get it down to two but I could not pick a favorite between them so...

The Holly and the Ivy and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are the two songs that I would want with me if I were stranded on a desert island.  I cannot tell you what attracts me to either song, but I could listen to them on a loop, year 'round and not get tired of them.

I searched and searched for versions that I thought conveyed the feeling of both songs (there are some amazing Medieval choral groups that do The Holly and the Ivy), but I kept coming back to my favorites by Annie Lennox  as several people noted in the YouTube comments, I could listen to her sing a grocery list.  I hope you enjoy them.  

First, The Holly and the Ivy

  

and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.  I like this video as it weaves the Christian and pagan elements of the season together so well.  


16 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

What a darling Christmas piece you shared! Wishing you and your family a joy-filled holiday, Susan!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. How serendipitous that you and Christine have the same favourite song! Very different versions though. I am also a big fan of Annie Lennox. I've only seen her in concert once, as part of the Freddie Mercury Tribute.

The Shepherd's Bush is lovely, perfect for this Hop.

RJ said...

Susan, I'm a big fan of Shepherds Bush stitches too. I love the one you chose to share with us. I can't wait to hear Annie Lennox sing. Have a very happy Christmas. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Aimetu Clare said...

Your Shepherd's Bush sampler is beautiful, I am tempted to do that for our house. Two of my favourite songs too, Merry Christmas 🎄

Elfie said...

I love your sampler, and as an Annie Lennox fan I also love your song choices. Merry Christmas!

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Ariadne said...

Lovely Sampler! Have a great holiday. AriadnefromGreece!

Mouse said...

lovely sampler … love the music too .. sat here while I type listening to her singing … wishing you a merry Christmas and that the stitch fairy is good to you :) love mouse xxxx

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely sampler! I love those Annie Lennox songs, amazing productions!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

rosey175 said...

Your Shepherd's Bush is a lovely piece and I really like the name "Santaberry Pudding" haha! You've picked some great songs for the hop. Annie Lennox really could sing an awesome grocery list.

Katie said...

Beautiful framed piece. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing your songs too. Great choices.

Beth in IL said...

Love your piece! Thanks for sharing.

Astrids dragon said...

I'd smile every time too if I walked past your Santaberry Pudding, it looks wonderful!
I love both of those songs, and Annie sings them beautifully.

Leonore Winterer said...

One of the great things about Christmas is that you don't need to be super-religious to enjoy it ^_^ Great stitching, and great song choices as well - although the video for the second one is a *tiny* bit scary too, haha :D

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