Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas

From the time I first heard this song around the age of 4, it has been my absolute favorite traditional-sounding yet more modern Christmas song.  I love that Wayne Kirkpatrick and Michael W. Smith chose to use a boys choir in the original recording...but this year that takes on even more meaning and reminds me of the 20 little children who are now singing this song in heaven...here is the original:



And here is a version sung by a 9 year old boy...pretty amazing (especially given that they had him sing the majority of it as a duet in unison)...and just a couple years older than the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting:






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