by Greg Olsen

Your “Living” Christmas (New Years) Card

… Nativity Scene above by Greg Olsen

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Get ready for a wild ride through “The Sights and Sounds of the Season.”

For these next days before Christmas, we will be building a community Christmas card.  We will keep the first “Sights and Sounds” upfront as traditional, introductory Christmas entertainment.  The newest postings will all come immediately after the Choir on Temple Square.  That way, we will not have to scroll to the end to find our most recent postings and contributions.

If you have favorites to contribute, please leave all and their website links at the end of this page in the “Leave a Reply” box or email us at 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3 min.

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by the A Capella group Pentatonix. This song and others are available on their new Album A Pentatonix Christmas. If you enjoyed this music video from Pentatonix and want to see them sing another song watch Carol of the BellsFrom Uncle Bill Samuels


Glenn Miller 1hr 30min

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best-known big bands.  In just four years Glenn Miller scored 17 number-one records and 59 top ten hits—more than Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top 10s) did in their careers. 

“Bygone Era”

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s “Joy to the World!” 3min


“If you don’t see Merry Christmas in the Window”  3min


The Candy Bomber

A tribute by Tom Brokaw and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to Colonel Gail Halverson, “The Candy Bomber”.  13min

Hallelujah by Pentatonix  5min

A Christmas Carol is a 1984 British-American made-for-television film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous 1843 novella of the same name. The film  stars George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. 1hr 41min

A Tradition of Christmas – Mormon Tabernacle Choir  28min

Dr. Seuss … How The Grinch Stole Christmas  6parts abt. 4min each. Menu in upper left corner.

Adam Schiff has served in Congress since 2001.   Much fun has been had at his expense!


We bring to the Season “The Nutcracker”

 Fasten your seatbelts and shoulder harnesses. You will be launched into exquisite “spaces” wherein elegance, style, beauty, refinement, art and joy abound.  “The Nutcracker” is presented in 19 of your favorite parts.  Click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left corner for the playlist.


Celtic Thunder Set in WW1 trenches for Christmas 1915  4min from Spooky

The contributor is reminded of Christmas in Vietnam 1971.  See similar piece “Christmas Truce of 1914, World War I – Christmas is for Sharing” later in this card.


White Christmas – Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye – 1954  “Immemorial

Click on the foregoing “White Christmas” blue link.  Scroll down and click on the “White Christmas” video.  Enlarge the video.  Enjoy for 2hrs.

Christmas in Vienna 1999 The Three Tenors L.Pavarotti, J.Carreras,P.Domingo  1hr 21min



André Rieu – Christmas in London (Highlights)  3min

André Rieu – Christmas in London (2017) 55min “The Whole Enchilada”

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The True Story … er … ah … Stories?  4min  video and a story from Uncle Bill … “Christmas is Fantasy … Fantastically!”

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Mary, Did You Know? – BYU Jazz Voices  4min from Spooky

“Jam’n It”

Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix  4min from Spooky

“Voices as Instruments”

Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- a Savior Is Born  5min


You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Lindsey Stirling ft. Sabrina Carpenter 3min


“Baby Just GO Outside”  2min



Oh Holy Night” The classic Christmas song performed live in London by André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra. 4min

“Elegance Enraptured”

“I’ll be home for Christmas” a Christmas A Cappella by Home Free 4min


“Mary did you know?”  Pentatonix 4min

Contributed by Uncle Bill Samuels 


The Piano Guys 4min


The Bob Hope 1967 Christmas Special 1hr 27min

“The Best During the Worst of Times”

3 Hours of Christmas Music Classics and Holiday Scenery


The Polar Express 2min


Rent the Polar Express

“Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus ….” via Drone! 4min

Dedicated to our brothers and sisters who love everything and anything “Airborne!”  Pilots, Aircrew, Special Forces, SEALS …. Be Crazy for Christmas with us!   


Grocery Store Jingle Bells 2min

“Beyond Fun”

Kids Talk to Santa 2+min

“Near and Dear”

Red Skeltons’ Freddie the Freeloader’s Christmas Dinner (1981) 10min


 “On the night before Christmas,” a poem from troops overseas. 3+min

“Tenderness from the Troops”

Dean Martin Christmas Show 1968 – FULL EPISODE 48min

“Slap Happy”

Christmas around the world 3min


Christmas Truce of 1914, World War I – Christmas is for Sharing 4min

“Touching … beyond … touching!”

Jonathan Winters Carson Tonight Show 20/12-1991   18min

“Zany and Quick Witted”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Christmas Bells,” recited from memory by Kim Komando’s 8 year old son. 1+min


Stuff they don’t want you to know about Christmas. 5min


For us, it’s all about Him!


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