Thursday, December 13, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 13, 2007

Christmas and the Arts

Did your family attend any special events or performances during the holidays?

Here is a brief summary of contributions from fellow bloggers and links to their individual posts.

Do you hear what I hear? Randy is first on stage as he presents Day 12 - Christmas and the Arts posted at Genea-Musings. Hear his story of the Living Christmas Tree and how he would sing in the key of J-sharp.

From Christmas carols to La Posada, Colleen covers it all in The Oracle of OMcHodoy: Advent Calendar December 13: Seasonal "Arts" posted at The Oracle of OMcHodoy. And she mentions one of my new favorite Christmas CDs - "A Christmas Celebration" by Celtic Woman.

Jessica tries to remember a performance of The Nutcracker at the Fox Theater in Detroit. She gives us A Show at the Fox Theater ... posted at Jessica's Genejournal.

A Christmas murder mystery? Not quite but it sounds very unique the way Apple describes it in Christmas and the Arts posted at Apple's Tree.

Bill presents CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT posted at West in New England. I need to go to Wikipedia and find out what a "flutaphone" is.

Lori has the not-so-glorified but much appreciated job of directing musicals and choirs during the holidays. Learn more as she presents Christmas and the Arts posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian.

At Creative Gene, Jasia brings us a great gift idea in Christmas Entertainment. She recalls many years when the gift to her mother was a ticket to see Kenny Rogers or the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes when they came to Detroit.

Christmas brass is a tradition with Janet as she performs Brass Band Concerts posted at Janet the researcher. Hear about her grandfather's revival of the local Salvation Army band and more.

Terry at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi recalls his grand-daughter playing the role of Baby Jesus one year in December 13: Some Special Events of the Holidays. And read how his sons still carry on their musical talents years after performing in various holiday events.

Stephen presents It Begins and Ends with Handel's Messiah posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Hear him talk of Beach Blanket Babylon, a local San Francisco phenomenon, and its annual Christmas show.

Diane at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt' presents Christmas and the Arts. Her memories are of singing with the Explorers and the Guides during Christmas concerts as well as a new television which brought holiday entertainment to her family.

Becky ponders whether or not Christmas concerts at school constitute "the Arts" as she presents Christmas and the Arts. Over at kinexxions she does mention some memorable performances she and her family have attended through the years.

While you've heard of a Sing Along Messiah, have you ever heard of a Dance Along Nutcracker? Read my post Holiday Entertainment at Destination: Austin Family to learn about my favorite holiday performance ever.

Okay, I'll get off the stage before I get the hook. Thank you fellow genea-bloggers for another great show! Let's hope we can keep our holiday energy going - we are defintely coming around to the back stretch in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories.

Check back tomorrow for more submissions on the next topic: Fruitcake – Friend or Foe?

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