A very eventful year is nearly over, and Kathleen and I hope that you all have a pleasant and quiet time at Christmas, just as we have. As some of you may remember, last year we were drowning in snow here in Germany, but this year it is quite warm, and there is no snow in sight. Therefore I won't put up photos from Germany like I did last year, as there is not much too see right now, but of course we would like to share some music with you again and wish you all a happy and merry Christmas! May we see more happiness and tranquility and peace in 2012 then we saw in 2011.
Let's start with two wonderful interpretations of one of my most favourite Christmas songs - "O Holy Night." First performed in a beautiful recording by the choir of Kings College, Cambridge, followed by the famous, everlasting version performed by Nat King Cole.
A very good version of a classic German Christmas song is "Fröhliche Weihnacht überall", performed by the Vienna boys choir:
"Christmas in New Orleans" with Louis Armstrong:
Finally, a very nice version by "Oh du Fröhliche", performed by the famous Regensburg boys choir ("Regensburger Domspatzen"):
Have a lovely Christmas, everybody!