Day #6, December19th: Frosty the Snowman
Leave a “snowman” ornament and the note that goes with“Frosty the Snowman.” (Goodie idea: Marshmallow snowman(recipe at the end of the newsletter.)
“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep.”
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas dayTheir old familiar carols playAnd mild and sweet the words repeat,Of peace on earth,good will to men.I thought how as the day had come,The belfries of all ChristendomHad roll'd along th' unbroken songOf peace on earth,good will to men.And in despair I bow'd my head:"There is no peace on earth," I said,"For hate is strong,and mocks the songOf peace on earth,good will to men."Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:"God is not dead,nor doth He sleep;The wrong shall fail,the right prevail,With peace on earth,good will to men."'Til ringing,singing on its way,The world revolved from night to day,A voice,a chime,a chant sublime,Of peace on earth,good will to men!
Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels We Have Heard On HighAngels we have heard on high,Sweetly singing o'er the plainsAnd the mountains in replyEchoing their joyous strains.Chorus:Gloria,In Excelsius DeoShepherd why this jubilee,Why your joyous strains prolongWhat the gladsome tidings be,Which inspire your heavenly song?Come to Bethlehem and see,Him whose birth the angels singCome adore on bended knee,Christ the Lord the newborn king.See him in a manger laid,Whom the choirs of angels praiseMary,Joseph,lend your aid,While our hearts in love we raise.
Day #7, December20th: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Leave a “reindeer” ornament and the note for “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.” (Goodie idea: Abag of red hots tied with abow, or a bag of round chocolates wrapped in red tin foil).
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,All seated on the ground,The angel of the Lord came down,And glory shone around."Fear not!" said he;(for mighty dreadHad seized their troubled minds),"Glad tidings of great joy I bring,To you and all mankind."To you,in David's town,this dayIs born of David's line,The Savior,who is Christ the Lord;And this shall be the sign:"The heavenly babe you there shall findTo human view displayed,All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,And in a manger laid."Thus spake the seraph;and forthwithAppeared a shining throngOf angels,praising God,who thus addresses their joyful song:"All glory be to God on high,And on the earth be peace:
Good will henceforth from heaven to man,Begin and never cease!"While our hearts in love we raise.
Day #8, December21st: Candlelight Carol
Leave a “candle” ornament and the note for “Candlelight Carol”(Gift idea: Asmall Christmas candle).
Day #9, December22nd: The Little DrummerBoy
Leave a “drum” ornament and the note for “The Little DrummerBoy.”
Day #10, December23rd: Holly Jolly Christmas
Leave “mistletoe” that can be hung on the tree and the note for“Holly Jolly Christmas.”