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Book Review of An Advent Carols Countdown: Stories Behind the Most Beloved Music of Christmas by Michael D. Young
I love listening to Christmas music! I also love counting down to Christmas! Lucky me, this book has both! For many years I have done a daily devotional with my family as a countdown to Christmas. We start December 1st and each night we read a scripture about Christmas or the Savior, we read a story about giving or Christmas, and we listen to a Christmas song. An Advent Carols Countdown by Michael D. Young fits in perfectly with our tradition!
Get in the Christmas spirit with this unique collection of the most beloved Christmas carols, from the warmly nostalgic to the majestically solemn and uplifting. The book features one carol for each day from December first to Christmas Eve and presents both the lyrics and the fascinating stories and interest-ing facts behind the creation of the songs. Each entry deepens our understanding of the music and enhances our appreciation of why these songs are culturally important and dearly treasured.
Sharing everything from popular, familiar carols to lesser-known but cherished hymns, author Michael D. Young combines his musical expertise with information specific to each song.
An Advent Carols Countdown is a beautiful gift book for the whole family to enjoy along with the music of the holidays. Each entry also features a QR code that will link to an audio or video performance of the carol performed by the choir most associated with Christmas, the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir.
My Book Review:
What a wonderful way to enjoy the music of Christmas! I learned a lot about the songs I’ve been singing my whole life, and I learned many new Christmas songs. For each Christmas song highlighted, the book includes the lyrics, a history of the song, and a QR code for you to scan to watch a performance of the song.
An Advent Carols Countdown has a beautifully designed cover along with cute holly designs on each of the pages. The histories are well written and researched and are easy to read and understand. This book may appear small and thin, but it will have a big impact on the Christmas spirit in your home for years to come. This book is the perfect addition to your Christmas book collection.
I scanned the QR code on “Silent Night” and this is the video it directs you to (a little something to get you in the Christmas spirit–in November 🙂
Content Rating: G (Clean)
Age Recommendation: Everyone
My Rating: 4/5
Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.