The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ and the celebration of Christmas. This year my family and I have been celebrating the Festival of Advent with devotionals each Sunday night. Find our FIRST, SECOND and THIRD weeks devotionals by clicking the links.

One Christmas tradition we do in our family is to open a book each night in December and read it. It’s a good thing for me, because it’s the only time I am consistent about reading to my children. Although I will admit this week we’ve missed more than a few nights. Over time it’s my goal to replace the five copies of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Night Before Christmas” with books that center more on Jesus Christ and the events of His birth in Bethlehem.

Two books that we enjoy are The Animals’ Christmas Eve by Gail Wiersum and In The Dark Streets Shineth by David McCullough. Continue reading

Randon Mormon Poll #16: Christmas Music

christmas-musicIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, for some people…at least those who really love Christmas music.

Are you someone who listens to Christmas music as early as Thanksgiving day, or are you more inclined to listen to Christmas music in small doses?

Now is your chance to tell the Bloggernacle exactly how you feel about Christmas music. Don’t be shy.

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs and who sings it best? Which Christmas music should be left off the playlist?

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