Category Archives: Current Events

Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Carol of the Bells” is a popular Americanized version of a Ukrainian Christmas carol. It is a choral work by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych as “Shchedryk“ and translated, or rather, adapted to English by Peter J Wilhousky who wrote and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

“Silver Bells” is a classic Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. “Silver Bells” was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in July–August 1950 and released in … Continue reading

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Breaking: Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens. Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Sleigh Ride” is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948. Lyrics, about a person who … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is a popular Christmas song written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The … Continue reading

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Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams 2017

“What Child Is This?” is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca9-30776. Although Decca released it in both 1958 and again in 1959, it did not sell well until Lee … Continue reading

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