Merry Christmas everyone!
Today I want to tell you about a song that resonated with me and made me think about Christmas bells in general. There is a song called Ding-a-ling the Christmas Bell by Lynn Anderson, that tells the story about a Christmas bell that was once the fanciest jingle bell in the entire town, until one day he took a fall, which caused him to ring off key. Of course, the other Christmas bells wanted nothing to do with him after that, so he slunk away. You can imagine how sad this bell was after he overheard this declaration from the other bells. Well now, the children hung him on the large Christmas tree in the town square for everyone to see. His tale doesn’t end there, because he rang out to guide Santa and his sleigh into the town to bring Christmas joy to all the children in this little town. So therefore, Ding-a-ling saved Christmas and everyone loved him for it. You can find the song on YouTube at the following link:
I sat on the front porch, enjoying the sunshine and listening to the happy, yet festive tinkling of the windchimes. They brought to mind this song that I heard on the radio yesterday, while going to pick up my daughter for Christmas. I don’t quite know why this song got stuck in my head and wouldn’t leave me alone, but I finally listened to the story within the song and played my singing bowl for inspiration. This was the inspiration for this special celebratory blog post.
Before I go, I have one quick question for you, my dear readers? Is there a special sound, scent, food item, light show or other aspect of the Christmas season that resonates with you during this time of year? Please share your favorite things about Christmas in the comments below.
Stay tuned in the new year for more character interviews, shared posts and a whole host of goodies that I have in store for you. Until 2019, I wish you and your families a very Merry and safe Christmas and a Happy and Blessed new year.