Merry Christmas and welcome back for day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party!!! Today, I am sharing my top 10 Favorite Bing Crosby Christmas songs! I am a huge 1940's music fan, and Bing is one of my top favorite artist of the era! So come join me for a WWII Christmas musical!
Who doesn't love White Christmas?? I lived in Maryland for 6 years following 9/11 and we had a White Christmas every year! That is something I do actually miss... we don't get much snow in N.C., lol!
A classic and favorite Christmas carol, Bing's voice on Silent Night is so heartwarming and really puts you in the Christmas Spirit with a reminder of Why we are celebrating in the first place...
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Nothing says WWII like the sad and perfectly beautiful I'll be Home for Christmas, the thought on every soldier's mind...
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
This is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs! And to hear one of my favorite singers rendering it is just one of the best feelings in the world!
Christmas Dinner Country Style
This is a little known song, but one of my must Bing songs for the Christmas season! In fact, Rebekah Morris wrote a short story based off it!
The only thing better than Bing Crosby is Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters!
Here's another with the Andrews Sisters! And can we just appreciate how much fun it is to say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian??
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Yes, please, let it snow this Christmas XD
O Come All Ye Faithful
Another favorite Carol, this song is just so pretty in Latin!
O Little Town of Bethlehem
This song is a true classic. I always remember the Little House on the Prairie Christmas Special when I hear this song and it brings back such good memories...
What are your favorite Christmas Songs? Do you like Bing Crosby? Excited for Part 2 of Expected End tomorrow? Don't forget to pop by Stories by Firefly for more Christmas fun!
Welcome to day 4 of the Blog Tour! Lots of fun stuff today! Two interviews, a spotlight, the giveaway of course and 5 more songs! Lets jump right in!
6| Company I, 2nd South Caroline. Okay, y’all, this song is hilarious! And I can so hear my 32:7 Boys adapting this to their unit!
7| The Minstrel Boy. This one can be done jaunty or solemn. So I’ve provided my two favorite versions, one sung, (Union) and the other instrumental (Southern).
8| The Upidee Song. This song is another comedy pic and I just love it. All through the years, soldiers have complained about the buglers!
9| The Deep South. This song is actually a tribute piece and I enjoyed most of the album (I was thinking a couple tracks might have drums? I can’t remember, but I know I deleted a couple tracks off my laptop…). I loved the sound effects on this one!
10| Tenting Tonight. And last but not least, the song that inspired it all…
And now for the giveaway!
Hello everyone! So, this is day 3 of the tour. Midway! It’s crazy! And I can hardly believe this is happen even though it is! Okay, enough rambling. Today, I’m sharing five songs from A Song of Home’s Playlist and five more tomorrow! Hope you enjoy!
1| The North Carolina War Song. This is one of my very favorite songs from the War Between the States. It was the official song of the North Carolina soldiers and I am so grateful I found it!
2| God Will Defend the Right. This song talks about the righteousness of our cause and how God will always defend the right side.
3| Mother Would Comfort Me. This is a sad song, but so perfect to this story…it’s classified as a sentimental tune…just…yeah, really sad and sweet…
4| Brother Green. Another sad one and this one is actually a Union song. It’s the dying words of a soldier and I have a feel that both sides, as they often did, would adapt the words to work for their perspective.
5| Dunlap’s Creek. This is actually a hymn! The depth of the words and the tune are just so *heart eyes*!
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And today, we have a post from Brooklyn @bensshowersofblessings.blogspot.com!
And now for an exciting announcement…
A SONG OF HOME IS AT THE PRINTERS!!!!!!
That’s right! I finished it up today and sent it off…which is why the post it late XP Anyway, I’m so excited to share this book with all of you!
Hope you all have a Blessed Day!
Hello and welcome back to Life of Heritage Corner. I hope each of you is having a blessed Memorial Day. It’s definitely gonna be different, not going to the parade, but my family is amazing, making sure I have an awesome Memorial Day Birthday!
And as you can see from the title…A SONG OF HOME IS HERE!!!
Well, not exactly.
Let me explain.
So, the original plan was to release A Song of Home on Memorial Day. My timeline was perfect. Everything was falling into place. Then I got sick for three days with allergies. Three days that would have ensured that this book was already at the press by now. So, yeah, my timetable was upset.
I also got the opportunity to visit with my sister’s family over the past week. I was able to get progress done on my final polishing edits while there, thank God, but who wants to stay on a laptop all day when you have adorable little people asking you to play with them, hold them and randomly telling you they love you? Not me! I had a blast, loving on my littles and helping my sister and just getting an overall change of pace. It’s actually helped my editing.
So, one of the things I got finished while there was the cover for A Song of Home. The little tweaks to the back cover and all. Would you like to see it?
While I know a lot of authors have more glamorous covers, I have to admit, I really like the look of this cover. My sister was a huge help and my mom helped me settle on the right plantation house picture. Thanks, y’all!
Above, I mentioned something about a blog tour…
Yes, I decided to do one. And yes, I realize this is in the middle of a series…actually past the middle, but who’s counting? Anyway, some lovely friends of mine talked me into going ahead with it, so over the next five days, I will be posting their links here along with some something about A Song of Home here on the blog. Oh and did I mention there is a giveaway? One recipient will be gifted a set of all four of the books in The Battle for Heritage Series in eBook format! International friends are welcome! You can enter here!
So that wraps it up for the day!
Have a lovely day in the Lord!
PS. In Honor of this Most Blessed Holiday (that came about because of Southern Ladies following the War Between the States) I have linked my previous Memorial Day post below! Don’t forget to thank a Veteran!
Happy Memorial Day! (2018)
Hello, and welcome back to Life of Heritage Corner! Today I’m continuing a tradition I started 2 years ago, listing some of the top things I’m thankful for this year!
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
*Life! This year more than ever, I have come to appreciate the gift God has given us by giving us breath! Thank God for pro-life parents and siblings! Thank God for Eternal Life found in Him! And Thank God for caring about every sparrow (and every unborn baby)!
*Family! Family is one of the greatest blessings God gives us! I am blessed to live in a large family (Dad, Mom, 7 kids, 2 brothers-in-law, and 6 nieces and nephews!) with potential to explode the population of the United States as the rest of us marry and have kids 😉 I can’t imagine life in any other family!
*Friends! God has blessed me with so many good friends over the years, and this year, I’ve learned that taking them for granted is a big mistake. You might not always be as close as you were. Life comes along, and people tend to drift away and make new friends. Enjoy the time that you have together!
*America! I probably say this every year, but hey, I love my country! I cannot stress enough what my country means to me! She’s the greatest nation on the planet, and I am humbled that God chose to allow me to be born here!
*Our Military! Yes, this is another repeat, but this year, I met a sweet young author, and she has opened my eyes to a little more of what our guys go through daily. It’s heartbreaking seeing exactly how PTSD affects every serviceman in one way or another. It doesn’t always show in flashbacks or nightmares, though these definitely happen. There’s the guilt complex, mood swings, the “100-yard stare” or the everyday memories of that horrifying experience they went through. We owe them a great debt, not only for risking their lives and giving their time to protect us, but sacrificing a “normal” life so we can keep ours.
*Music! This year I got to attend the Majesty Music Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. And believe me, this conference gave me a brand-new appreciation for Godly music! Such an encouragement!
*Conservative Values! My family has always taught my siblings and me to seek God when it comes to anything in life. What does God say about Marriage? About Life? About Capital Punishment? Because in the long run, it doesn’t matter what man thinks. It matters what God thinks. I praise the Lord for parents who have guided me to God’s views of the world around us, and the conservative values taught in His Word!
*The Pro-Life Movement! Speaking of Conservative Values, I am so grateful for those who are willing to stand up for the unborn, the mentally handicapped and the elderly! Just this year, I was blessed to begin working for Pregnant Options, a website that allows women in crisis to find the Care Center closest to them. These Care Centers help them prepare to be a mother, offer classes on Motherhood, provide medical services, and if needed give referrals to adoption agencies. It’s a blessing to see everything these centers provide to those who want to choose life for their child! And it’s a joy to help with the editing of articles that have potential to save lives and offer hope to those in hard situations!
*Books! Good books! This year, I have read so many good books, whether it be a physical copy, eBook, or audio, there are so many good books out there! I love a story that challenges me personally in my spiritual life or in some other aspect (getting organized, writing advice, etc.). I also love an informative book. Like a biography, history, or even a cultural study (like The South Was Right! There is so much more to this book than the title reveals!) But there have also been those books that didn’t turn out so great…the ones I couldn’t finish. Which makes me appreciate the excellent books even more!
*Cooking! This year, I’ve actually gotten to play around in the kitchen a little bit…and nobody has died, and nothing has caught on fire 😉 I have cooked in the past, but Sarah is our main cook, so getting the opportunity to try my hand at culinary arts is always fun! Chicken Gyros anyone?
Have a Blessed Day!
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