Here are a few of my favorite
Christmas videos. They include an eclectic mix of Cloverton, the Trans-Siberian
Orchestra, an unlikely duet sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, and Casting Crowns.
Watching the instruments being played really enhances the effect of the song.
I used to have the videos embedded in this page for easy viewing all in one place,
but each year on some of them I have to go find new hosting location because the
previous year's had been removed. This time I am just linking to the YouTube (and
other) web pages.
This U.S. Air Force Band performance at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
is my newest addition for 2020.
My favorite new Christmas music video for 2015, entitled "A Hallelujah Christmas,"
is by Cloverton. You
might recognize the music adapted from
Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
These two videos produced and performed by the
have become very popular on the Internet as well as on DVD. We have the special
Christmas DVD that has these two videos as well as others from some of their concerts.
"Christmas in Sarajevo" is a theme in the passage and urgency of time - my favorite
subject. "Canon in D" is their rendition of
Canon; it is amazing.
It was on September 11, 1977 that David
Bowie and Bing Crosby joined together at the lstree Studios in London, England.
Crosby was there to tape what would prove to be his final Christmas TV special
(he died on October 14, 1977 — 33 days after taping the duet)
and he invited Bowie to appear as a guest star.
Christmas songs with kids voices in the background are some of the finest in
my opinion. This song titled ,"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," by the group
"Casting Crowns," is a great example. Enjoy.
Re-posted December 24, 2021