Hello friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a great new year.  Hard to believe that the Christmas season is over (except for our Orthodox friends).  Wrapping things up for another year here on the old blog.  Hope you enjoyed some of the treasures I've found.

So, until next year.....Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thought I would start the day by bringing you my favorite Christmas Carol.  Do You Hear What I Hear was inspired by the events during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  The Husband and wife team of Gloria Shayne Baker and Noel Regney wrote the song and the Harry Simeone Chorale were the first to record it in October of 1962.  But the next year, Bing Crosby recorded a version on November 22, 1963 - the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  Bing has been synonymous with the song ever since.

This song truly expresses what Christmas is really about.

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Beginning in November of 1969, The Children's Television Workshop began producing the show on PBS.  It featured Actors and kids along with Jim Henson's muppets (Jim is a Mississippi native like me) and was a general education show that tackled reading, arithmetic, language, culture, music and social interaction.

In 1978, PBS produced a primetime Holiday special that featured the cast on Christmas Eve.

Here is part one of the program (all parts are available on Youtube)