Tweet One: One genuine Christmas invitation
Tweet Two: Six Christmas carols
Over a thousand entries have been sifted by a panel of judges and listeners are now invited vote for the best of the bunch. You can have a go! Just click here
The web page is full of interesting information. There are even tips on writing your own tune - from Gospel to classical
That's all for today, folks. I plan to publish another blog before Christmas - it may even be headed Two Christmas Treats - as a change from tweets! It will give me chance to tell you what the two tweets today have to do with gardening - so, please check now and then over the next week or so
... best wishes from the old Garden Codger
Christmas Carol by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Ring out, ye bells!
All Nature swells
With gladness at the wondrous story,—
The world was lorn,
But Christ is born
To change our sadness into glory.
Sing, earthlings, sing!
To-night a King
Hath come from heaven's high throne to bless us.
The outstretched hand
O'er all the land
Is raised in pity to caress us.
Come at his call;
Be joyful all;
Away with mourning and with sadness!
The heavenly choir
With holy fire
Their voices raise in songs of gladness.
No, be not still,
But with a will
Strike all your harps and set them ringing;
On hill and heath
Let every breath
Throw all its power into singing!