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One of the things I like about Christmas is that we all know the same music. Most of the time I don’t listen to the same music that my kids do, but at Christmas time we all sing along to the same songs, and even better, most of us even know the words, at least to one verse of Joy to the World and Silent Night and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.

There is something about this music that draws us together.   One of things I really like about worship is that people from preschoolers to ninety year olds sing together. People who like country music and people who like classical sing together. And the young people learn some the music that the old people like and (hopefully) the old people learn some of the music that the young people like.

And we sing songs that, in some cases have been sung for hundreds of years.