Get Your Holiday Groove On

Or, just listen to this short list. Especially the Patty Griffin … it’s good.  We never think about what the mother of a child marked for greatness has to go through. “Mary” is melodically lovely, but it also is moving in the sentiment about what  a mother who has to let her child go might feel, left to do the regular work of life, sweep up the living room and get dinner on the table for everyone else after s/he’s gone.

1) Mahalia Jackson | 2) Mary Did You Know | 3) Mary (my favorite) | 4) Josh Groban's O Holy Night | 5) Silent Night by NYC Children's Choir
1) Mahalia Jackson | 2) Mary Did You Know | 3) Mary (my favorite) | 4) Josh Groban’s O Holy Night | 5) Silent Night by NYC Children’s Choir
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