Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2010
Reenie
It was six Christmas Day's ago that Sandy, Susan, Bradley and I lost a part of our hearts, our Mom, Irene, "Reenie".  While we remember our Mom [and Pop] everyday, Christmas Day brings a special day of remembrance for Reenie, a Yankee Doodle Dandy who was born on the 4th of July and died on Christmas day.  

This Christmas will be the second Christmas with our [Sheralyn and my] granddaughter Skye Noelle.  We just celebrated Skye's first Birthday on December 11.  I know my Mom and Pop are smiling down in joy at our grand daughter blessing.
Our precious granddaughter Skye born Dec. 11, 2015

Skye celebrating her first birthday Dec. 11, 2016
While celebrating our granddaughter Skye's first birthday and remembering Mom on this Christmas Day as always, Tales wants to wish a very Merry Blessed Christmas to my wife Sheralyn, to all of my Christian friends, and to all Christians around the world.

For everyone who celebrates Christmas, here are a few of my favorite Christmas songs that I hope you enjoy.  While I am Jewish I can appreciate that these following songs contain words that have a deep sacred meaning for Christians.  These are very beautiful songs in my opinion.  So, please turn up the volume and enjoy.

O Come All Ye Faithful - Andy Williams:



O Holy Night - Johnny Mathis:



Handel: The Messiah, "The Hallelujah Chorus":



Here is a beautiful song [I understand a recent edition to the Christmas repertoire] I recorded at the "Straight No Chaser" concert my wife and I attended a few months ago in Houston.  

"Mary, Did You Know" sung by Straight No Chaser:










6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael,

This post is so beautiful and inclusive. You have such a genuine, warm and caring heart. May you, Sheralyn, and your wonderful family be blessed with a year of good health, happiness, and peace.

Sending our love,

Aunt Carla & Uncle Leonard

Big Mike said...

Thank you so much and same to you Aunt Carla and Uncle Leonard.

KIM MCALLISTER said...

Merry Christmas, Michael! Thanks for sharing your memories and and joy with us. Skye is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and Sheralyn!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Kim! :-) Merry Christmas!

bradley said...

Beautiful heartfelt post, what a special year to bring in the beautiful Skye---- merry xmas and happy to all good souls!

Big Mike said...

Thanks brother!