Sunday Sundaes

I have choir practice again today. The last Sunday practice before the service next Sunday. Going to these practices remind me of when I was a kid and we would go to practice for our little song service. We’d do your typical Christmas songs like Away in a Manager, Silent Night, Joy to the World. But our big one would be the Christmas song where you spell out the word C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S and tell what each letter stands for.  Do you know it?

When I was but a youngster, Christmas meant one thing. That I’d be getting lots of toys that day. But I learned a whole lot better when moma set me down and taught me to spell Christmas this way.

C is for the Christ child born upon this day

H for Herald Angels in the Night

R means our Redeemer

I means Israel

S is for the Star that shown so bright

T is for Three Wise Men, they who traveled far.

M is for the Manger where He lay.

A is for All He stands for.

S means Shepherds came.

And that’s why there is a Christmas Day.

Nine of us would be given a poster board sign with one of the letters to hold up. It was a real treat to be one of the nine chosen for this song.

Did you do any special music as a child in your choir whether at church or school? Do you still have fond memories of these programs? If you do, I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect and remember them.

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