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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: December 26

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 26, 2008

Joyful Christmas, joyful Christmas,
Sing Noel, sing Noel!
Oh, little Stranger,
Laying in the manger,
Hear Noel, glad Noel!

Happy children, happy children
Sing Noel, sing Noel!
Faces are a-glowing,
All with gladness showing,
Sing Noel, glad Noel!

— Elizabeth Garrett

Juvenile Instructor, December 1912



  1. I hope you and all your readers had a wonderful Christmas, Ardis. Thanks for this series. Although that looks to be a pre-Christmas scene from the stockings hung by the chimney with care, that’s about how my kids looked last night after all the events of the day: lots of early-morning excitement, a wonderful Christmas breakfast invitation from some good friends with lots of visiting and playing, time at the park to play and try out a new kite (no snow here although it was really soggy!), and way more calories than any children need. Today looks to be much more relaxing.

    Comment by Researcher — December 26, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  2. We certainly had a white Christmas here in Salt Lake — and just about everywhere else at this end of the country, it sounds like. No kite would have survived!

    I like looking at the old church magazine covers — sometimes they are old-fashioned enough to be nostalgic, sometimes they are so different in some way from today’s covers that I wonder about the change — just a change in taste? something more? that I plan to go on posting covers for a while, at least through part of January with some generic winter covers, and then at least occasionally around holidays.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 26, 2008 @ 11:45 am

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