Saturday, December 8, 2007

Silent Night

I try to do a Spotlight Saturday as I find new blogs (to me anyway.) And while I have a few new ones that I would love to introduce, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share this. It's absolutely beautiful. Anyone who can understand Gaelic will certainly appreciate it. But the beauty in this video is that even if you can't, you'll still appreciate it. Merry Christmas Everyone. Close your eyes and listen to this beautiful song. Pause my Playlist!



#60 ~ Never write the word Christmas as Xmas! You've just taken the Christ out of Christmas.

28 comments:

Supermom said...

I had to hope back online, so I was able to come back over.

Glad I did! Beautiful video!!

Have a great day! I'll raise one in your honor tonight. ;-)

Alice said...

What beautiful music to set my mood this Saturday morning. Thanks, Julie!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Julie, thank you for posting this for us all, that was so beautiful, a lovely end our day :) And we are 100% with you on the Xmas, can't stand seeing it written like that!! Have a lovely weekend :) Jenn and Jacqui

Kari & Kijsa said...

Julie...

We make a mission to never to take the Christ out of Christmas!

Have a very blessed day!
kari and kijsa

PS We have the basket for sale in our ETSY shop

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Julie,
Thanks for coming by and checking on me. I just finished a new post for today. You are so right, we should never ever take Christ out of Christmas. He is the Reason for the Season. I love the beautiful video. I just gave me chills. Very touching. It's another rainy day here in Paradise. LOL. Rain is in the forecast for all weekend and even into next week. Well, take care my friend and have a great Saturday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Anita said...

I have this on my playlist... I love Enya... :)

Anita said...

Actually, X is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos. SO it could be taked either way...

Alice said...

Thanks for being such a good friend, Julie! I appreciate your help making my blog actually make sense. :)

Nunnie's Attic said...

I don't the average person knows that when abbreviating Christmas. I believe that when people shorten Christmas to Xmas it's just to save space and they have no idea that Christ begins with the letter X in Greek. Just saying...

Love,
Julie

Nancy said...

Very nice post Julie and I agree, it has to be Christmas.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Julie...that was beautiful!!

I enjoyed listening to you at POLLY's!!! Just as you were about to speak the Cookoo Clock chimed and I had to play you again!! ...sounds weird doesn't it??

You are such a Blessing....
Love,
Robin

BittersweetPunkin said...

No...I wasn't on...I'll call Polly NEXT time!! I only hear 5 too! I think the sidebar cut off the last one?

Joy said...

I so agree Julie, I never write X-mas!

BittersweetPunkin said...

...I didn't mean that YOU sounded weird...LOL...I meant that when I said I had to "play you again" THAT sounded weird! LOL
Sorry

Cris said...

Beautiful! Without Christ there wouldn't be CHRISTmas! :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have never been able to bare writing Xmas instead of Christmas. Where does that come from anyway? Oh, never mind. I read the other comments but still I can't write it that way. Merry Christmas.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I got that Enya cd on clearance last year! Now where did I put it????

Naturegirl said...

Julie I could NOT hear it..I am familar with Enja love her!
I agree with the writing of the word Christ-mas....is that not what we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Christ! Peace NG

Nan said...

Thanks so much for sharing.
Nan

Sling said...

She really has a marvelous voice julie.
Thanks for sharing that!
..I knew the Greek x thing,but I still don't use it.

Linda said...

Hi Julie.....this was so beautiful. Enya is one of my most favorite artist. Thank you, I enjoyed..Linda

BellaColle said...

Sooo beautiful!
Thank you for sharing the video!

Robyn said...

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

chocolate girl said...

i had trouble loading this...i will come back in a bit to see if i can hear this :)

merry CHRISTmas to all :)

Cottage Contessa said...

Just beautiful Julie, thank you for sharing this sweetie.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Irene said...

Hi! I just wanted to point out the the X Does represent Christ, but I see someone beat me to the punch. The X represents Xristos (Christ) in Greek and Russian Orthodox religions.

Funny thing, I guess I never realized that a lot of people thought that X-Mas meant taking Christ OUT of Christmas! I guess I just assume everyone knew that! I am glad I learned that! I am sure a lot of people I know don't know that. So interesting!

Emiline said...

Enya has a beautiful voice. My family has many of her albums.

Terri and Bob said...

I just love coming here.

My priest told us the same thing about the X in greek.... but I still think the word christmas looks better than Xmas!