Thursday, December 17, 2015

What is a Singing Christmas Tree?

By Patricia Bradley

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned my church's Singing Christmas Tree, and several people commented, asking what that was. Since I've always heard a picture is worth a thousand words...




This past weekend fifty singers climbed the steel structure you see to the left and sang some of the most beautiful songs. It was the culmination of many months of work. 


The choir begins working on the songs in August. The weekend after Thanksgiving, volunteers come together to put the approximately fifty-foot-high steel structure together. Then the greenery and bows go on, and last of all, the lights are checked and coordinated. 


Every year different songs are chosen. Sometimes they are  traditional hymns like O Holy Night and Come All Ye Faithful, other times, like this year the lively African Noel started us off. But the purpose is always to honor and glorify the Reason for the Season



And always the last two songs talk about the Cross. For without the Cross and Ressurection, His birth would have had little meaning. 

So as we rush to Christmas Day, let's keep in mind the Reason for the Season...actually the Reason for All the Seasons. 


Have you ever been a part of or seen a Singing Christmas Tree?

And now for the winners of the Rafflecopter of December 2-4th:
Dana McCall Michael - $20 gift card
Edward Arrington -  Matthew's Choice (digital)
Debbie Mitchell - The Christmas Campaign
Rebeccca Sullivan Dewey - Shadows of the Past
Annie JC - A Heartwarming Christmas

I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. 


3 comments:

  1. Thanks and congratulations to the other winners.
    Those singing trees are awesome. I've never had the pleasure of seeing one in person. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I've never been a part of a singing Christmas tree, but I'd love too...even though I can't carry a tune. How beautiful, Patricia.
    Congratulations to the winners!

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  3. Our church has a Singing Christmas tree as well and we love to go as a family each year. It is truly a wonderful blessing. Speaking of blessing...Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I am so stinking excited!! I've already downloaded a book and plan on reading tonight!! I appreciate you authors so much!!

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