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"God Rest Ye Merry" this Christmas season



Happy holidays everyone! Like many of you, I’ll be spending what's left of 2017 with friends and family, and of course, getting caught up in all the craziness (shopping, baking, wrapping, tree-trimming, entertaining and on and on) that can come with Christmas.

I’ll leave you with a lively rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We Three Kings,” performed by the Bare Naked Ladies with Sarah McLachan. 

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” is one of the oldest English Christmas carols still sung today – it dates at least as far back as the 16th century, and the earliest known publication date of the lyrics is 1760. Regency folks would have certainly sung this song during the Christmas season.

“We Three Kings” is of a more modern vintage; it was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., an American clergyman, in 1857 for a Christmas pageant in New York City.

Thank you for reading my blog; I appreciate you stopping here for a while as you meander through all the Internet has to offer. I hope this holiday season brings you much happiness, and that your New Year prospects are bright.  

The Regency Looking Glass will return in January!



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