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December 13, 2017

virtual advent 2017: day 13
posted by soe 5:30 am

virtual advent tour

Today kicks off the second half of the Advent season. There’s still plenty of time to go! In addition to being the second night of Hanukkah, it’s also Saint Lucia Day, celebrated in Sweden, Norway, and other countries by having a young girl or woman wearing a candle-bedecked wreath on her head distribute saffron pastries or other baked goods in festivities tied to the seasonal rejuvenation of the light (Saint Lucy is the patron saint of light).

Behind today’s Virtual Advent Tour door we welcome Elise from Lovely Yarn Escapes. She provides us with some quick-knit Christmas gifts, as well as pointing us to recipes for two of the traditional cookies she makes for her family.

Finally, here are the answers to Monday’s carol quiz:

3. “Silent Night” 1818
5. “Joy to the World” 1833
7. “O Holy Night” 1847
4. “Jingle Bells” 1857
11. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” 1934
8. “White Christmas” 1942
12. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 1944
6. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1949
10. “Silver Bells” 1950
15. “Mary’s Boy Child” 1956
9. “Jingle Bell Rock” 1957
13. “Holly, Jolly Christmas” 1962 (written)/1964 (recorded)
14. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” 1963
2. “Hallelujah” 1984
1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” 1994

Several people correctly guessed that “Silent Night” was the oldest and recognized Mariah Carye’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” as the most recent. Great job and thanks for playing!

Category: christmas/holiday season. There is/are 3 Comments.

I was correct with the oldest and newest songs. OH we are praying to St. Lucia today for one of our horses. She is the saint of SIGHT and light. She has a tray of eyeballs in her hand..oddly. She is the saint for sight. One of our horses has a sick eye. We are praying it continues to heal!

Comment by kathy b 12.13.17 @ 5:46 pm

I cannot believe we are in the second half of advent!! crazy – I have so much to do!!

Comment by karen 12.13.17 @ 6:06 pm

OOOOh! I thought you meant the Hallelujah by Handel! LOL Ooops! Hahaha.

Comment by AsKatKnits 12.13.17 @ 6:12 pm