Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Christmas Shoes │ The Greatest Gift

In this edition of Endyr's Christmas Village I am featuring a remarkable video called "The Christmas Shoes".  What can I say about "The Christmas Shoes" without sounding banal or trite?  It is very moving, and fills the soul with deep sentiment.  "The Christmas Shoes" is the perfect Christmas story.  My Dear Aunt Martha and I found it on the internet this past Christmas, and we could not stop crying after watching it, and we watched it over, and over again.  The Christian musical group Newsong originally released it in 2000, and since then it has grown in popularity to become a  perennial favorite for the holidays.  There are many video versions of "The Christmas Shoes", but this one is the best by far.  The soundtrack contains the original Newsong version of "The Christmas Shoes".  The Christmas Shoes   My Dear Aunt Martha and I felt that with the way things are going in the world, we all need something to pick us up and remind us that the greatest gift of all, is the gift of sharing.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Christmas Canon │ An Angelic Meditation

This has to be the most beautiful setting ever for Pachelbel's "Canon in D".  Aunt Martha and I wept profusely upon hearing it for the first time.  The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, augmented by the angelic voices of a children's choir, have created a modern day holiday masterpiece with the "Christmas Canon".  Just when you thought that you had heard all the Christmas songs in the world, along comes something marvelous, and special like the "Christmas Canon".  It is from an album called "The Christmas Attic". In this edition of Endyr's Christmas Village I invite you to experience the "Christmas Canon".   Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Robbie The Robot │ A Cool Toy For Christmas

I want Robbie The Robot for Christmas.  He is so cool.  Notice how Robbie has an incredible amount of mojo in his dance steps.  That's the way to go Robbie!  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mary, Did You Know? │ Johnny Hammer

My dear Aunt Martha and I spent the whole afternoon surfing the WEB trying to find something new, and different to share on Endyr's Christmas Village.  Well, Aunt Martha finally suggested that I search for some "Techno Praise" music.  You see, Aunt Martha, having been a professional opera singer all of her life, still keeps tabs on all of the latest musical trends, which is something that I am really loathe to do.  I had never heard of "Techno Praise" but I do trust Aunt Martha's judgment.  I typed in the search term, and dozens of hits popped up.  It did not take long to find this "Techno Praise" version of Mark Lowry's wonderful Christmas gem "Mary, Did You Know?".  Surprisingly, it was just released recently, so it's very, very new.  It is sung by a fresh new singer by the name of Johnny Hammer, and he is sensational.  The power, honesty, innocence, and freshness of Johnny's performance brought tears to both Aunt Martha's, and my eyes.  Johnny also has an amazing angelic presence that makes him so intoxicating to watch.  I predict that this version of "Mary, Did You Know?" will turn out to be a perennial Christmas favorite.  By the way, the group that Johnny belongs to is called Technopraise.  Please join Aunt Martha and I in watching this amazing video by clicking on the widget below.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

O Holy Night │ Angelis

In this edition of Endyr's Christmas Village I am featuring the incredible Angelis from Great Britain singing the Christmas forever classic, "O Holy Night".  This is a magnificent performance, and one of the best versions of this song that we have ever seen and heard.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Let's start things off with a blast!  In this edition of Endyr's Christmas Village, I am featuring "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians".  We invite you to turn off your brain, and have some cool retro-fun with this golden oldie.  You can watch the complete movie by clicking on the video widget below.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bedtime For Sniffles │ A Christmas Tale

In this edition of Endyr's Christmas Village, I am featuring an incredibly cute Christmas Eve cartoon called "Bedtime For Sniffles".  Sniffles tries to stay up late on Christmas Eve so that he can get a glimpse of Santa Claus, and the results of this are charming to say the least.  Unfortunately, Sniffles has vanished from the world of cartoons.  He was first created in 1939 by animator Chuck Jones, and very few cartoon shorts of Sniffles were ever released.  Sniffles has always been one of my all-time favorite cartoon characters.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Christmas Village, wherever you may be.