The Sounds of Christmas

(A Group entry by our High School Small Group)

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Every year on Christmas Eve, ever since I was little, I have watched the Trans-Siberian Orchestra movie with my dad. It has always been the soundtrack to my Christmas and Sarajevo and the Mad Russians Christmas have been my favorite Christmas songs for years.

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One song I listen to during Christmas is called Happy Xmas (War is over). Every time I listen to this song it feels like the world slows down. The song is so emotional and it makes me feel closer to Jesus.

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Baby it’s Cold Outside reminds me of sitting in a Starbucks in DC after walking in the cold and drinking hot chocolate.

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When I think of Christmas sounds, I think of Charlie Brown. There are so many peppy, happy songs of the season but Christmas Time is Here always makes me slow down and always brings me to the Christmas story as Linus says it. Those verses from Luke (as said by Linus) really are what Christmas is all about.

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Oh Holy Night is my favorite. I just love the melody and the harmonies people sing. I especially love when Deb sings the alt harmonies– I really enjoy the high parts.

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The Nutcracker soundtrack holds a special place in my heart. Growing up, it meant that it was the time of year when Christmas-related activities could begin. It was time to break out the sweaters, ornaments, and so much more. Hearing the music now takes me back to those days, and the childhood joy that comes with the Christmas season.

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