Christmas 2015


 Christmas, for me, is a time to reflect back at the waning year, and to thank the almighty for the many blessings he has bestowed. It’s also a time to express gratitude to those important people in our lives whether family , friends,  or co-workers.

In my case, that includes those of you kind people who visit this site from time to time. This was a particularly good year for us with a steady increase in viewership. It is especially gratifying that so many people took time out of their busy lives to offer supportive comments.

It would be kinda hard to send fruit baskets to all of you faithful followers. So I present here a couple of yuletide confections I have culled from the vast landscape of YouTube.

First is a lovely contemporary carol performed by the a cappella group Pentatonix:

 

Next is one of my favorite “Christmas” songs (though there’s no mention in the lyrics  of the holidays at all). Written by Frank Loesser, it has been sung by many couples. This version, performed by two incredible talents:  Sara Bareillis and Seth Mac Farlane, is a current favorite (also check out this slightly quirkier one with Ms. Bareillis and Ben Folds).

 

Finally, I offer  a glorious Celtic treatment of one of  my favorite sacred carols:

 

To all, a Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year

 

And also, thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

About henrysmithscottage

Henry F.Smith Jr. has been involved in photography for 35 years. He has become well known as a chronicler of the Eastern US landscapes , though his portfolio includes, portrait, event, and "street photography". His work has been displayed in multiple galleries throughout the northeastern US, and is available for sale for use in public and commercial spaces. His book "Pennsylvania Seasons" is available through major booksellers. He is also a writer and editorialist whose work has appeared in a variety of "daily's" in Pennsylvania. "Dr. Smith" is also a Pulmonary and Sleep physician who practices in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He is happily married, with two wonderful children. Inquiries to purchase prints, and for photographic services can be made through: Smithcottage@msn.com
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