Happy Christmas, everyone!

True happiness doesn’t come from wealth, or status, or fame. It comes from the love we have in our hearts, whatever our religious beliefs.

Happy Christmas!



Same to you, Mike! (et al.)


Yes, Merry Christmas.

Yea, but they’re in the “Nice to Have” list…


Merry Christmas! I’m enjoying spending it with family in the UK. Hanging out in Bath today before going to a pantomime in a few hours. (Not entirely sure what that is yet, but my brother-in-law says it’s a Xmas tradition)


Here is a version of “Silent Night” done as a lark in Dorico and Iconica Sections & Players via NP4 NPPE, enough to make Franz Gruber roll over in his grave.


Merry Christmas!

I can do you one better: I turned Silent Night into a Polka!


Merry Christmas to you! And if wealth, or status, or fame does come, I’ll be happy all the same!


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Hah! Looking forward to hearing what you think of our particularly curious British tradition…

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“Oh, no it isn’t!”


Merry Christmas!!!

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Best wishes to all! Whatever your holiday traditions are, enjoy them, celebrate with your loved ones, and look forward to a new - and hopefully wonderful - year.

OK, I know: when I write this, Christmas in the Netherlands is almost over, only two and a half hours left (we celebrate it 2 days), and in other countries Christmas is already over, but in any case, I would like to wish everyone a few more good days in 2023 and a peaceful, happy, healthy New Year. To my family and friends I send my wishes with an arrangement for choir and orchestra, that I made these days of a song, that a dear friend of mine made years ago. It’s a hymn. Here is the link.

Hymn “Great are You Lord”


Is it still customary in the Netherlands to put wooden shoes outside the door for the Three Kings to fill on 12th-night?

I enjoyed the arrangement, not a hymn I am familiar with.

Thanks for your nice words, Derrek. Concerning the hymn, it has not been published anywhere, we have it just in a songbook that we use in our own congregation.
And concerning the wooden shoes: it’s something I never heard about that. I couldn’t find anything about it in Google either. So to answer your question: as far as I know: no, that is no longer used here.
What I do know is that children put their shoes by the stove with Sinterklaas. They put a carrot in the shoe for Sinterklaas’ horse and then they get presents or something tasty in it. But that’s only a few days before December 5.

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Right back atcha! Merry Christmas!
elsa frank xmas

Yes! Merry Christmas! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: