Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams 2017

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone.

If you’re traveling to be with family and friends, please be safe.

Silent Night” (German: “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht”) is a popular Christmas carol. The original lyrics of the song “Stille Nacht” were written in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria, by the priest Father Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by the Austrian headmaster Franz Xaver Gruber. In 1859, John Freeman Young (second Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Florida) published the English translation that is most frequently sung today.[1] The version of the melody that is generally sung today differs slightly (particularly in the final strain) from Gruber’s original, which was a sprightly, dance-like tune in 6/8 time, as opposed to the slow, meditative lullaby version generally sung today. Today, the lyrics and melody are in the public domain.

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36 Responses to Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams 2017

  1. eliihass says:

    Wishing my wonderful 3Chics family a very happy Christmas.. ❤️❤️

  2. rikyrah says:

    Tax Bill May Cause Charitable Giving to Dry Up
    December 24, 2017 at 8:03 am EST

    Many U.S. charities are worried the tax overhaul bill signed by President Trump on Friday could spur a landmark shift in philanthropy, speeding along the decline of middle-class donors and transforming charitable gift-giving into a pursuit largely left to the wealthy.

    The source of concern is how the tax bill is expected to sharply reduce the number of taxpayers who qualify for the charitable tax deduction — a big driver of gifts to nonprofits. One study predicts that donations will fall by at least $13 billion, about 4.5 percent, next year. That decline is expected to be concentrated among gifts from the middle of the income scale. The richest Americans will mostly keep their ability to take the tax break.

  3. Liza says:

    This should be a bigger story…

  4. Liza says:

    Does Christmas feel different this year or is it just me?

  5. 🎶🎤It’s 12.30 AM, Christmas Eve
    I’m out with the gangstas and thieves
    Celebratin’, postin’ up with eggnog [head up up] in my cup

    [Put Rudolph and Moses] lil’ bang-bangin’ and coastin’
    Down the block but be careful for the heart, because it’s posted’
    Some say to this day that Christmas ain’t nothing but another day
    But, out of respect, I gotta give the Lord his day……

    Santa Claus…woooo…is coming straight to the ghetto…🎶🎤

  6. I love mustard greens. I could eat them all week and not get tired but I look at ALL those bunches of greens in that bag and think….🤨🤨🤨. Well, I’d better get after it, they’re not going to clean themselves. My cousin -in laws- have a garden and gave me bunches and bunches of mustards + cabbage. Not cooking the cabbage tho.

  7. Ametia says:

    Greetings, 3 Chics Family. Happy Christmas Eve!

  8. Liza says:

    OMG, no, no, no. Just no. He’d lose, never would get the nomination.

    • Ametia says:

      BWA ha ha ha Liza, Stevie Wonder saw this coming. We noticed how Fkake all of sudden feigned virtuous indignation of the GOP. GTFOH

      • Liza says:

        Yeah, he talks out of one side of his mouth and votes with the other. Apparently hopes all people will remember is what he said not what he did.

  9. Liza says:

    This should be a bigger story.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Good Morning, Rikyrah and Everyone :)

      SG2, I LOVE the Temptations’ Silent Night. Thanks for posting it.

      Here is a great article by a person’s memory and reaction to it when it was first released:
      Excerpt (but you may wish to read the whole article) :
      “In the winter of 1989, I lost my mind and moved from the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Detroit, an inexplicable adventure that led me to discover sub-zero temperatures, some of the best musicians in the Western Hemisphere and my nominee for the best Christmas songs ever recorded.

      “A bold claim, I know. But this is a Christmas story about a time and place largely gone now, and I remember them both with great affection, and if I am swayed by season and nostalgia, then I just don’t care. Because the first time I heard the Temptations’ once-in-a-lifetime take of “Silent Night” — the most Detroit, Motownized, gospelized Christmas song that it is possible to squeeze into six minutes — was late one night in a Motor City bar where old Motown session musicians could sometimes be found.”
      (“The Temptations’ lineup when they recorded “Silent Night”: From left, Otis Williams, Richard Street, Melvin Franklin, Dennis Edwards and Glenn Leonard. (AP)”

    • Good morning. I’m waking up tired and dragging myself this morning. I went to Houston shopping and got back late last night and then didn’t go to bed until this morning. Maybe after I have a cup of coffee I’ll be able to wake up.

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