Make A Joyful Noise – and enter for a giveaway!

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

I’m a Christmas-carol fan.

The music takes me back to my childhood and all those candlelight Christmas Eve services we attended.

From there I went on to high school choir and church choir and – okay, I admit it – I know all the verses to several of these seasonal songs.

Melodically, my favorite is “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Perhaps it is “captive Israel” I’ve always heard mourning in the distinctly Jewish flavor that breaks into hopeful promise on the chorus with “Rejoice!” That one word of the 1854 Plainsong melody adapted by Thomas Helmore could have split the night sky above Bethlehem’s shepherds.

Lyrically, I like “Joy to the World.” The words of 18th-century hymn writer Isaac Watts so aptly convey that joy, and are mirrored in the lively tune by New Englander Lowell Mason, inspired by two passages from George Frederick Handel’s Messiah.

Do you have a favorite Christmas carol? If so, share it below, and I’ll toss your name in the mix for a random drawing this week. The winner will receive a free e-book of my recently released Christmas-novella set, A High-Country Christmas.      

Merry musical Christmas to you all!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
Psalm 98:4


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26 thoughts on “Make A Joyful Noise – and enter for a giveaway!

  1. Barbara Raymond

    My favorite Christmas Carol is Silent Night.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Barbara!

  2. My favorite song is the “Little Drummer Boy” sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. i absolutely love their renditition. for me to sing is silent night.. thank you.

    1. davalynn

      Thanks, Sharon!

      1. Phyllis McGuire

        My favorite is Silver Bells.

        1. davalynn

          Thank you, Phyllis!

  3. Lori Smanski

    I love Christmas songs. My favorite is: Mary Did You Know?
    Have a wonderful Monday

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Lori!

  4. Esther Searcy

    Ring the Bells

    1. davalynn

      Thanks, Esther!

  5. Jan Hall

    I love Silent Night and Mary did you know

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Jan!

  6. Elois

    What Child is this?

    1. davalynn

      Thanks, Elois!

  7. Peggy Lemos

    My favorite carol is O Holy Night.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Peggy!

  8. One of my many favorite hymns around Christmastime is “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”. Thanks for the opportunity to enter an exciting giveaway! Would love to win a print copy! Lual Krautter

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Lual!

  9. Maegan Morin

    Little Drummer Boy has always been my favorite and when Pentatonix reimagined it they brought it to a whole new level.

    1. davalynn

      Wonderful, Maegan. Thanks!

  10. Of carols, my favorite is “Oh! Holy Night”, followed closely by “Silent Night” sung quietly by candlelight…..but of more modern music I love “Mary Did You Know” sung by anyone and “New Kid in Town” by Kathie Mattea.

    1. davalynn

      Thanks, Barbara!

  11. Silent Night!

    1. davalynn

      Thanks, Marie!

  12. Away in a Manger!

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Alice!


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