Ian Kemble from the Brentwood School’s Christin Worker Trust (BSCWT) talked about the sessions that the trust had organised for schools to enable child to think about Christmas and how the story of the birth of Jesus relates to their lives. He reminded us that the phrase do not be afraid occurs on three occasions. This led the pupils to consider what makes them afraid. He also helped them to consider haw that could make time for peace over the Christmas period. The idea of peace was continued with the Christmas message from Bishop Guli, the Bishop of Chelmsford. Reflecting on the words of the carol It cam upon the midnight clear, she wrote about how the noise of the world and of our own internal worries can take away our peace. The carol has the image of a world falling silent in the middle of the night to hear the angles singing to shepherd on a hillside outside Bethlehem, telling about the birth of Jesus, the long promised Messiah. She ended her reflection that she hoped we could all find at least a few moments to pause and reflect on the true heart of Christmas.
Mike Oldfield – In dulce jubilo
Roleplay – Jingle bells.
Brentwood School Big Band – Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Steeleye Span – Gaudete
Mal Pope – Won’t be Christmas
Wombles – Wombling Merry Christmas – played especially for Michelle who had planned to play it to close her show, and ran out of time.
Ella Fitzgerald – The Christmas song
The Friday Teaser
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction celebrated his 30th birthday. We heard the One Direction track History.
Linda Keith and Keith Richard in 1966.
Keith Richards now, aged 78. We heard the track he wrote for Linda Keith in November 1966, Ruby Tuesday.
Christina Aguilera celebrated her 41st birthday. We heard her track from 2003, The Voice within.
Bob from Harlow was an easy winner today. He was closest with joint closest for both Louis Tomlinson and Keith Richards. He was spot-on with Christina Aguilara.
Ceelo Green – Mary did you know ?
Yolanda Adams – It came upon the midnight clear
Chart this week in
There were no specifically Christmas tracks in the chart Christmas week in 1986. The highest charting was a Spitting image track at no 22 !
No 1. Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite.
No 13 Dexies Midnight Runners – Because of you
No 16 Genesis – Land of confusion
John Legend – What Christmas means to me
Pentatonix – The most wonderful time of the year
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