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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hark the Herald Angels Sing and a Christmas Home Tour

Welcome friends! I am so happy that you have popped by to visit me at this very busy time of year! Are you all ready for Christmas? I am so happy to welcome you to my Holiday Home Tour!

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I would also like to welcome you to the last Tuesday Tune  for 2010! 


Tuesday Tune, Natasha in Oz


Before I share my Tuesday Tune Hark the Herald Angels Sing and my Christmas Home Tour today, I just want to thank the wonderful people who have, at some stage or another, shared the gift of music with me. I have truly loved listening to every single one of the beautiful songs that my musical friends have shared each week. I have enjoyed listening to them so much that I have added many of your recommendations and choices to my ipod over the course of the year!

Thank you for making Tuesdays so special for me each week!

Well, I am sure that you all know by now how much I love Christmas so, at this very special time of year, I am sure you all probably guessed that I would be posting a Christmas carol at some stage this year! If you have visited my Christmas blog, Keeping the Christmas spirit Alive, 365, you will probably have heard her version of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in the background. 




I have posted about Sissel, the beautiful and talented singing sensation from Norway, here. Sissel is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. She has sold over six million solo albums and contributed the vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a beautiful Christmas hymn written by Charles Wesley, brother of the Methodist movement founder John Wesley. It first appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems in 1739, under the topic of "Hymn for Christmas-Day". The version that we are most familiar with today is an altered version by George Whitefield, Wesley's co-worker. The tune that is normally used for this carol is based on a chorus composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840.

I hope you enjoy listening to Sissel's beautiful version of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. I have posted some pictures of our home all decorated for Christmas that I thought you might like to look at while you listen to one of my very favourite Christmas Carols.


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Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you enjoyed Hark the Herald Angels Sing and my Christmas Home Tour

If you would like to share a song for the last #TuesdayTune for 2010 please join in! Just link up the url of any of your posts that feature a song to the linky tool below and feel free to grab a button so you can link your post to my blog. Christmas Songs are especially welcome!







Thanks so much for visiting today and if you have linked up to Tuesday Tunethank you from the bottom of my heart!

Best wishes for a very happy week,

Natasha In Oz 


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56 comments:

  1. I love Sissel! What a voice! I also love that you posted the time she sang with MoTab! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful! It's cool to see your reflection in the ornaments. Have a blessed day!

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  2. Your Christmas decor is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Natasha, this is gorgeous! And thanks for sharing your Christmas home. Your tree is really special and I loved seeing the ornaments your spotlighted. Love the heart ornament!
    Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

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  4. love this song, and wow your decor is wonderful so classy

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  5. Your Christmas decor is absolutely gorgeous and the song superb!
    You brought tears to my eyes today...suddenly I remembered how happy Christmas made me feel not so long ago...
    many,many hugs
    Lila

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  6. I love Sissel..I have that CD and have been singing with everyday! She came here to Utah and recorded that with our wonderful Tabernacle Choir. The guy leading is Craig Jessop, I went to school with him and sung the leads in the high school musicals with him...such a small world! (I still think you have one too many of those darling pot bellied Santa's...one wants to come to my house to live!) LOL

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  7. What a gorgeous version of this lovely Christmas song. I've never heard of Sissel, but will now search out some more of her music on itunes. She has a truly angelic voice - thanks for sharing, Natasha!
    Fiona xxx

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  8. I'm a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to holidays, however I really like Christmas songs, they are beautiful.
    I'll be waiting for Sunday Song again, take care darling.

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  9. Your home is so beautifully decorated and it puts me in the mood to finish my decorating! The wreath is so pretty with the red berries!

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  10. Hi Natasha I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing Sunday Song selections from Italy with you this year and look forward to doing so in 2011. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season with your family. You have decorated your home beautifully, The basket of Christmas books was lovely to see as we always used to do that.
    Take Care xx

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  11. I loved listening to this hymn while looking at your beautiful photos. Have a blessed Sunday.

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  12. great song and your home is decorated so beautiful. Very inviting.

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  13. I love your Christmas decorations, so lovely!

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  14. She is definitely a beautiful singer, and I can see why that is your favorite song. :)

    And your house is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. :)

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  15. Hi Natasha! I haven't heard Sissel so I'll be on the lookout for her music.

    Now your home is so beautifully decorated! Love everything you've done.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  16. Your home looks so festive and beautiful, Natasha. I especially love your kitchen Santas...they are so jolly & cute. Love this song. NIce way for me to have my coffee and have a listen. You enjoy your day. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  17. Natasha, I love this version of this song. In fact, I love holiday music!

    And, your home looks so pretty.

    I'll miss Sunday song until you come back.♥

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  18. What a special and lovely way to bring Sunday Song to a close for the year.
    Thank you for hosting this through the year, and for sharing your home that you have filled with love.

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  19. there's this magical feeling listening to the song while scrolling down to look at those lovely photos. it feels so Christmas!
    thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. Christmas BLessings Natasha for your worship & your celebration !
    will miss you..
    looking forward to many more songs in the new year :)

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  21. A beautiful Carol, brings tears to my eyes. You have created a beautiful home for Christmas! Mimi xx

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  22. I've been a fan of Sissel for many years--isn't her voice just magical?

    Debi

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  23. Hi Natasha,
    Just had to say your home is just beautiful!! So warm and welcoming for the Holiday season! And your tree is gorgeous!
    Now I'm off to listen to your music!
    Have a great night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  24. Hello, sweet lady,
    Oh, my...your home looks just beautiful. So festive and pretty for the Christmas season. It still blows my mind that Christmas is summer there. :)
    xo bj
    I am so enjoying the beautiful magazines you sent me. :) Thanks again.

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  25. Hi, Natasha. Your home looks so festive and welcoming. I love your little basket of children's Christmas books. (Did you see the HUGE collection of children's Christmas books in the house tour at BNOTP today? What a fantastic display!) Have a great week!

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  26. Hi Sweet Natasha! Your home looks gorgeous and festive! I love that you have music and although I don't have any posts with music to link up, I have to think about adding some now!

    Have a wonderful week!

    love

    Kit

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  27. Natasha, magic it is. The cloche is charming and amazing. merry♥O

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  28. Beautiful! Love your decor! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Thank you for this beautiful tour. I absolutely love the santas on your kitchen counter. Everything looks so festive. Your home is lovely, Merry Christmas, Ginger

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  30. BTW, I am your newest follower. Hop over to visit and follow me as well. Ginger

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  31. Such a gorgeous voice thank you for sharing Sissel.
    You have done a lovely job of decorating for christmas.I hope that you a lovely holiday.See you in the new year!!!

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  32. Your post is the first one I read on this Monday morning. The beautiful music and tour of your home went very well with my coffee. I was not familiar with Sissel. Thank you for introducing me to this angelic voice. Your home looks so pretty and festive.

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  33. Your home is so pretty for the holidays. Love the Santa ornament with the glitter and the little girl on the heart. They are my favorites. What a cool meme & how cool that we can see what Christmas is like in Australia! Merry Christmas, if I don't get to come back to visit before then.

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  34. Oh dear one, we are "Christmas Kindreds"...I adore each and every bit of this season...and am swooning as we speak, over every word of your pretty post...Hugs and more Hugs...Rosie

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  35. Every thing is so beautiful. Love the basket of kid books, and the mini tree, and the bit of sheet music on the cloche. Beautiful photos! Thanks for adding it to the Christmas party!

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  36. Hi Natasha, I love your photos of your house decorated for Christmas! So pretty! Thanks for hosting this Sunday Song linky party. My..it has grown hasn't it? I wish you could have heard my daughter, son and I singing in choral parts our favorite Christmas carols while doing our advent celebration. (We were supposed to do it on Sunday.) I thought..wow..Natasha would just love this! We all love to sing and are all good at harmonizing. We plan to sing for our church's Christmas Review. Perhaps I can get hubby to video us. I was so wishing you could link to my Tuesday Tea post today. It's a new linky party event that I'm taking over from a friend.

    You have such pretty Christmas photos. :o) Thanks for your lovely posts. I enjoy seeing them.

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  37. PS. And thanks for sharing such fascinating music!! I love the videos you share!

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  38. I loved your house tour, your decorations are just adorable and beautiful. Loved those Santas!!! Have a Happy Christmas!!!

    Ruth

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  39. An amazing song--her voice is so clear and bright. Brought peace to my heart. And your home is decorated so beautifullly. I enjoyed the tour.

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  40. Natasha

    Everything looks so lovely decorated in your home it is hard to say which is my favorite.

    Cheers,
    joanny

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  41. Your home looks so beautiful! Your ornaments and holiday touches throughout are just gorgeous. I love this time of year, too. We had a snowstorm last night, so the kids are out of school. It's so cold, so I'm a bit envious of the warm weather in your part of the world. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  42. i love them all!!! the song, sissel, your decors are great too! did you do it? you are one heck of a homemaker! congrats! i wouldn't be able to do those..gorgeous house!

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  43. Very nice Christmas touches Natasha!! I love the idea of placing bulbs in a cloche! I think I will steal your idea. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Lilly

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  44. Hello Natasha . . . your Christmas decor is so festive and gorgeous! Very inspiring . . .

    I'm a new follower and look forward to exploring the rest of your blog :)

    A blessed Merry Christmas to you and your family . . . Gina

    http://peacelovehappinesshappens.blogspot.com

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  45. This is gorgeous Natasha !Thanks for sharing these lovely things, a blessed Merry Christmas to you...A hug...

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  46. Your home is lovely Natasha! Love the little beaded heart. Have a Very Merry Christmas!
    Sherry

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  47. Natasha..Thank you SO MUCH for mentioning my Tuesday Tea. I'd love to have visitors. :o)

    Gosh..your photos really are just astonishing! And I thought I was improving. :o) Tee-hee!

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  48. Bonjour Natasha,
    Sissel has such a beautiful voice, thank you for this. Your home looks so lovely - you must be happy with all the festive decorations. I know how you love Christmas.
    Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas and the best New Year ever!!
    Mimi

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  49. Hi there Natasha~ Your home looks so festive and charming! I love the jars with the ornaments and the sweet little treasures on your tree! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and Happy Holidays!
    ( I would link up to your party but I don't have any posts featuring any music.)

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  50. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to you and your family, dear Natasha. I wish you joy, love and peace.

    I am missing Sunday Song, and I am so glad you linked today.

    I can tell by your photos that we love so many of the same things. Wouldn't it be nice if we could sit and share a visit?

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  51. Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Natasha! :-)

    I am SO glad that you left the link to Sunday Song open, as I did not have the chance to post last week as I had planned!

    I hope you have a chance in the midst of your family time to stop by for a listen - I know you'll like it!

    Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to a year of song and continued friendship with you!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  52. ooooh! I love your decorations!!! Did you make the paper Santa ornament? (Love it!)
    Everything looks so warm and inviting - giving me all warm fuzzy feelings on this rainy morning! Thanks for sharing and linking to my Very Merry Christmas Party!!!

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  53. so many pretties! I love that natural wreath! Thanks for sharing and Merry Pinks to you and your family!

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  54. I've enjoyed scrolling down and seeing your beautiful Christmas decorations! Love the Santa cookie jar and tea pot!

    I'm praying for Jane!

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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