our musical advent calendar, day 20

Inspired by Pinterest, Anna wanted to do an advent calendar. And inspired by Advent Conspiracy, she wanted to make it about presence, not presents. Ian had a brilliant idea to use music. We each picked out some of our favorite Christmas songs and will be counting down with festive tunes.

day 20. "Christmastime Is Here" - A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas has never been a huge tradition in our family, but even without cable we still end up seeing it about once a season. And I don't mind. I love that something so traditional, something that quotes the Bible not ironically, is still an American staple. It's the 1965 version of Advent Conspiracy: peeling away rampant consumerism to find the real meaning of Christmas. Thanks, Linus.

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...

musical advent