Ice Breaker – Christmas Songs and Carols
It’s that time of the week again…time for an ice breaker question! In keeping with last week’s theme, I’m going to stay with a Christmas related question again this week. For those of you who are new or who forgot, ice breaker questions are used to help people get to know each other – to “break the ice” so to speak. I love hearing what other people have to say and how they think. So for today, I’m throwing out another simple ice breaker question. I’ll answer it first, then it’s your turn. Answer the question by leaving a comment for us all to enjoy. Thanks!
Question: What is your favorite Christmas song or carol?
My Answer: Here you go….
I think I’ll answer this twice. My first answer will be my favorite secular Christmas song, and the second is my favorite Christmas song that you might hear on the local pop radio station. For my first song, it may surprise you to know that I really like the song, In A Bleak Midwinter. Before you get to flustered let me explain. I realize it’s not the most up beat song, but the words of this song speak volumes – especially the last verse:
1. In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. 2. Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign. In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ. 3. Angels and archangels may have gathered there, cherubim and seraphim thronged the air; but his mother only, in her maiden bliss, worshiped the beloved with a kiss. 4. What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; yet what I can I give him: give my heart.
And my favorite Christmas radio classic? Bruce Springsteen singing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. How can you beat the saxophone solo and the part when Bruce tells Clarence that Santa might bring him a new saxophone. How can you beat that?
So there you have it, my answer to the question. Now it’s your turn….I can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say!