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Aretha Franklin, “The Lord Will Make a Way”

December 23, 2013
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christmas 2007 (Photo credit: paparutzi)

First of all, how do you pick just one Aretha Franklin song to play at Christmas?

Nothing overtly Christmassy about this song: no stable, angels, shepherds, or wisemen. And yet the song captures the original miracle of Christmas: In the most unexpected, unlikely, even difficult of manners, the Lord will make a way–somehow.




The Stanley Brothers Christmas is Near

November 27, 2011

The Stanley Brothers–Christmas is Near.

Christmas Time Is Here. . . Again

November 25, 2011

I’ve been away for awhile, but I’m back with holiday songs that have appeared on holiday recordings

This is Ivy with Christmas Time is Here.

Nobody Likes a Fruitcake

December 13, 2009

How did the whole fruitcake madness get started in the first place?

White Stripes and Candy Canes

December 12, 2009

The White Stripes warn about what can happen when boys and girls eat too much candy.

Marshmallow World

December 12, 2009

Marshmallows and Christmas do seem to go together.  Darlene Love and Dean Martin also have notable versions of this holiday confection but many people prefer Brenda Lee.

We’ll Have the Lord’s Bright Blessing

December 12, 2009

Play through until about 4:33 to get to Jack Cassidy and the Company singing over Christmas dinner.  Say, wouldn’t some razzleberry gravy hit the spot about now.

Remember (Christmas)

December 11, 2009

A gentle kickoff for this year’s videos

Yellow Christmas

November 23, 2008

I don’t think I understand it, but I love it.

Candy Cane Children–White Stripes

November 23, 2008

A rarity.