I’m late to the holiday season. For many professors, December is a whirlwind of activity. There are topics to be covered in the final class periods, questions to answer for students, exams to create, and then test papers to grade. After turning in grades, it is customary to sleep for at least 24 hours. Upon waking, there are only a couple of days left until Christmas, a holiday that my family and I observe. This doesn’t leave much time to get ready for Christmas.
I am an academic commuter. Professing this year at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota (part of Fargo metropolitan area), I have quite a drive to get back to the family in northwest Ohio. My sons have returned home. The elder recently took a new job two hours away. The younger is pursuing a graduate degree two time zones away.
Both seem to be well along in the holiday spirit. How do I catch up and get the Christmas spirit? The following videos remind me of Christmas.
I really like the Irving Berlin classic, White Christmas, sung by Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds in the 1942 film, Holiday Inn. It won an academy award for best original song.
Music has always made a meaningful addition to my life. Although Carol of the Bells is not a traditional religious carol, I like it. Jake Justice (piano) and Jaxon Williams (classical guitar) do a good job with their arrangement and performance.
Staying with a classical guitar theme, here is Richard Johnson playing some Bach.
Freshly posted to Youtube is this medley performed competently by chambwp.
Seasons greetings to all.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht