Christmas from UTR’s Early Days - Episode #55

December 24th, 2015
Christmas from UTR’s Early Days - Episode #55

It's a wonderful time for family gatherings, gift exchanges, festive decorations, and honoring the birth of our Savior Jesus.  We revisit this gourmet Christmas music celebration from 2009, when UTR was only 1 year old.

Songs Played in This Episode (13)
  • How Many Kings:Songs for Christmas Glory To God In the Highest
    on How Many Kings:Songs for Christmas
    by Downhere
  • Christmas Songs Love Came Down at Christmas
    on Christmas Songs
    by Jars of Clay
  • Snow Angel Here It Is
    on Snow Angel
    by Over the Rhine
  • Bethlehem Skyline Mary Did You Know
    on Bethlehem Skyline
    by Jason Gray
  • Glory In the Highest
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
    on Glory In the Highest
    by Shane & Shane
  • The Bewildering Light
Eastern Star
    on The Bewildering Light
    by So Elated
  • The Silent Stars
O Little Town of Bethlehem
    on The Silent Stars
    by Alli Rogers
  • Adore Him
Adore Him
    on Adore Him
    by Kari Jobe
  • Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
    on Christmas
    by Bruce Cockburn
  • Ten Out of Tenn Christmas
Raise The Tree
    on Ten Out of Tenn Christmas
    by Trent Dabbs
  • WOW Christmas [Green] Feliz Navidad
    on WOW Christmas [Green]
    by David Crowder Band
  • Bethlehem Skyline
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
    on Bethlehem Skyline
    by Lanae Hale
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
What Child Is This
    on Do You Hear What I Hear
    by Matt Wertz

Producer Notes:

One of the joys I have this time of year is getting to relive the magic of the holidays through the eyes of my 5 kids -- from my 12-yr-old watching "Little Women" for the first time to my 2-yr-old singing "Away in the Manger" with the motions. And Christmas is a time for all of us to keep the kid inside alive. I love that I can still see the wonder on my kids' faces when they open presents, sing carols, or see some beautiful holiday decorations. One of the biggest losses of adulthood is that wonder seems to fade away. The movie "Elf" has become a favorite of many because Buddy shows us what unbridled wonder looks like. Let's reclaim some wonder this year, especially as we celebrate Christ's birth. It's okay to say "WOW!" to the story we've heard a thousand times. After all, it doesn't get more WOW than this: God became one of us and lived with us, including tooth aches. The Creator of the galaxies allowed himself to experience tooth aches (including losing all his baby teeth)... because He loves us so much, and wanted to give us second birth.  WOW!  Let's keep reclaiming the wonder.  Merry Christmas!  (Dave)

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