The Winter Solstice is around the corner. Some of us have already celebrated Yule with our friends, family and faith community. This year we have a unique eclipse joining the Solstice to make for a magical night. For those of you celebrating alone you might consider watching the webcast of the solstice sunrise at Newgrange. Maybe you plan to watch Hogfather or Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.
13. Santa Claus is Pagan Too By Emerald Rose
If you can listen to this without singing along you have more willpower than I!
12. The Christians and The Pagans by Dar Williams
This is a song about the evening I am about to have with an eclectic collection of family and friends.
11. Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison
It has been a long cold lonely winter but here comes the sun and I say “It’s all right!”
10. Bring Back the Light by Gypsy
This song never gets old. Ever.
9. Winter Solstice Song – Lisa Thiel
We do find the light deep within. It’s lovely.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C4mfpIM7qM
8. Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull
Rocking full out on a flute takes a very confident and sexy man!
7. You Are My Sunshine by Johnny Cash
We love the sun so much we refer to those dear in our lives as our “sunshine”.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ9oIIzMrlA
6. Deck the Halls by the Animals of Youtube
One of the few carols we can embrace without alteration, sung by adorable pets.
5. Snow by Loreena McKennitt
While I likely will not have snow for Solstice, many of you will and will enjoy it more than I.
4. Carol of the Bells
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.
3. I’ll Follow the Sun by The Beatles
Which we do. We follow the sun on it’s yearly course through the heavens.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kevjLHGQE8U
2. The Sun Is Gonna Rise by Bill Miller
I love Bill Miller with all my heart and I adore this song.
1. To Try For The Sun by Donovan
Keep pure your highest ideal. Strive ever towards it. Let naught turn you aside.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAOrQuUAxTc
May you and yours have a Blessed Solstice and a Fruitful New Year!