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Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles is a blog hop between 5 historical romance authors. Our desire is to bring you joy through these letters, grounded in the true spirit of the season, and written from the fictional viewpoints of each book’s heroine. We’re so glad to have you join the event. Each day this week, a new Christmas Chronicles post will go live, complete with a letter and a new ornament giveaway for that blog post.


To read more about the project and enter for a chance to win the fresh evergreen wreath which represents the gift of eternal life, click here.

To find your way to the other four blog posts and enter each of the five Christmas Chronicles individual giveaways, read on! We have a list for you at the bottom of this post.

A Letter from Abigail Calhoun

A Most Inconvenient Marriage

Hart County, Missouri 1865

A Most Inconvenient Marriage 


Dear Romeo,

You’re dead. I thought I’d mention the fact in case you’d forgotten. And while I’m not in the habit of writing to dead people, I’ve decided to make an exception for my dearly departed husband.

You were so many things to me—the one who banished my dread of the sick ward, the one who sent me here to Missouri, the one who gave me this challenging job—that I forget who you weren’t. You weren’t my husband really—only in name. You weren’t even Romeo, but the name Jeremiah doesn’t fit you either, so I’ll keep Romeo if you don’t mind.

How I wish you had been here to make the introductions to your family, but if you’d survived then our arrangement would’ve been unnecessary in the first place. Your mother is well and missing you terribly. I’d like to say the same for your sister, but you’d immediately recognize it for a falsehood. Seems there was much you forgot to mention when discussing her condition. A very wise decision.

I do want you to know that I’ve fallen in love with the mountains. Their craggy beauty inspires…and intimidates. Knowing that you’re already in the presence of our Savior, I have to wonder if you’ve asked Him how exactly He created these hills. Did their dark recesses appear only after sin entered the world, or are they a part of their original beauty?

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Sometimes the brutality of the wilderness astounds me, and then I think of our Lord who left the glory and comforts of heaven to come suffer with us and for us. How primitive and harsh this world must have seemed. How sharp the rocks to his little feet. How cold the winter gales against his tender cheek. What He endured to bring us joy. Such thoughts embolden me to persevere and protect this plot of earth you left in my care. I’ll do my best to restore it to the prosperous farm you’d remember.

So that’s all I have to say. A pity that in all my acquaintances, the only one I feel like I can truly share my thoughts with is…well, no one really. You are dead and will never read this letter. I’m here alone, just pretending that you, that someone, cares.

But God cares. Even though He feels far away now, this missive is ultimately addressed to Him. If He’s all I have, then it’s enough. Still, what would it be like to have someone here, in the flesh, to share this burden with? Someone who would hold me up when I feel like folding? Someone who could love Ma, Rachel and this rocky farm just as much as I do?

But where would I find such a man? The only one who cared is dead, and that’s why he sent me here. To do what he could no longer do.

Enough ink spilt on fruitless ponderings. This paper is destined for the fire and can take no more of my time, not when I already hear Rachel calling for her breakfast. I’ve found my place in the world and with that I’ll be content.  And I’ll pray that they’ll learn to love me as much as I love them. Thank you again for this charming, inconvenient gift.

Yours truly, although ever so briefly,

Abigail Stuart Calhoun


Thank you for reading Abigail’s letter and for sharing this Christmas celebration with us.

To keep the celebration going we’re having a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of A Most Inconvenient Marriage, a handwritten copy of Abigail’s letter, and these lovely Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Chronicles Ornaments


To enter, please comment below sharing your favorite Christmas Carol. (And yes, I suppose I’ll be humming them all day long!) For an extra entry share this post on your social media hangouts with the #christmaschronicles tag and then comment here again letting us know where you shared it. Post separately for each share, so I catch each of your entries! A winner will be chosen randomly on December 7th.

And that’s not your only opportunity to win.

We invite you to join us each weekday this week as we hop through cyberspace and history, gleaning the love and joy of the Christmas season from each heroine’s journey.

Monday, December 1st: Regina Jennings  (Heroine: Abigail Calhoun, A Most Inconvenient Marriage)

Tuesday, December 2nd: Joanne Bischof  (Heroine: Sarah Miller, This Quiet Sky)

Wednesday, December 3rd: Amanda Dykes (Heroine: Aria St. John, Bespoke)

Thursday, December 4th: Karen Barnett (Heroine: Abby Fischer, Out of the Ruins)

Friday, December 5th: Sarah Sundin (Heroine: Grace Kessler, Where Treetops Glisten)

And don’t forget the Grand Prize Christmas Wreath! Instructions for entering are up there at the top!

Christmas Chronicles #3





  1. Piking a favorite Christmas carol is certainly hard, because I love Christmas!! I do love “What Child Is This?” so I will claim that as my favorite! I just love the melodies and the lyrics. So beautiful!

    • Isn’t it legend that Henry VIII composed the music to that? I’ve always wondered, because it’s such a beautiful tune. It doesn’t sound like him at all.

      • I’ve never heard that…but now I’m going to check it out! It is a beautiful tune and I agree, it doesn’t sound like him.

      • My favorite Christmas Carol is: What Child is This. Is is the music of green sleeves. I have always loved that melody. I could tell you a story as to why, but this isn’t the place. Now i have it runny through my mind, not a bad thing.

  2. I can’t help but hum O Holy Night around Christmas especially when its quiet and peaceful with all the decorations up!

  3. I have to pick two….Silent Night and O Holy Night. But, I can listen to them all….

  4. I love them all. Right now O Holy Night is in my thoughts. But I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas is another I will sing all season.

    • I like “White Christmas” as a song, but not as a reality.

  5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

  6. Mary Did You Know? Is a favorite of mine.

  7. My favorite Christmas carol is Mary did you know. I love this song and tear up every time i hear it. I love christmas carols!!!

  8. I am like Rachel in that it is very hard for me to pick a favorite Christmas carol because I love Christmas so much. I am one of those strange ones that will actually listen to Christmas music throughout the year. Today I would pick “O Holy Night” but that could change if you ask me next week.

  9. I shared #christmaschronicles on my facebook page.

    • Mary did you know. It is a beautiful song. It ask some very important questions. I want to cry everytime I hear it.

  10. hmmmm… So many choices!!!! I really like the words to “I heard the bells on Christmas Day” – God is not dead nor does He sleep!

  11. shared on facebook

  12. Thank you for writing this and participating in this giveaway! Though I’ve already read the book twice, this makes me want to cozy up again and relive it. I really loved Abigail’s character, especially her humor. And as someone who has written many a letter or journal entry to one person, only to have it transform to an open letter/prayer to God, I understood her feelings. Thank you for bringing Abigail and her story to life.

    For the giveaway, it changes every few years, but Silent Night is always the one that fills my soul with the most peace. I will be checking out the other authors and will be back to post for more entries! Merry Christmas!

    • Lyssa, thank you for sharing! I’m glad you enjoyed the book…more than once. 🙂

  13. I shared #christmaschronicles on my facebook page too!

  14. Loved that letter! I am looking forward to reading Abigail’s story! My favorite Christmas Carol has to be It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. I think it is beautiful.

  15. One of my favorite Christmas carols is Silent Night.

  16. Mary, Did You Know! Love the most recent Pentatonix version.

  17. I also shared on Facebook. 🙂

  18. Silent night…and many others!!

  19. Shared on Facebook!!

  20. What Child is This

  21. My favorite Christmas carol is Mary Did You Know. I have so many songs running through my mind

  22. Regina,

    This letter is BEAUTIFUL! This is my first peek at any of the chronicles letters and what a treat it was! I feel Abigail’s heart and her hopes and boy am I eager to read this story.

  23. Favorite Christmas Carol is MARY, DID YOU KNOW.

  24. The first one that came to mind is “Silent Night”, but my true favorite is “Mary, Did You Knnow?”

  25. I shared the contest notice on FB.

  26. My favorite Christmas Carol is Mary Did You Know. Thank you for this amazing giveaway. 🙂

  27. My favorite Christmas Carol is absolutely “O Holy Night.” So beautiful, but there are so many other pretty ones.


  28. I love the book and the letter goes so well with it! My favorite Christmas carol, such a hard question, but it would be Silent Night. I love that song and next in line is O Holy Night. And I shared on Facebook!

  29. There are so many. I love O Holy Night, but lately I’m humming Mary Did You Know, O Come O Come Emmanuel is up there too. On the secular side I love Silver Bells.

  30. What Child is This is one of my favorites…and Silent Night, and Mary Did you Know, and and and ….do I have to pick just one? I LOVE them ALL!!!

  31. My favorite is O Holy Night!! It’s what CHRISTmas is all about!!
    may you be Blessed with a merry Christmas.

  32. I love the carol “Joy to the World” – the whole story is wrapped up in that glory song! I love it!

  33. I LOVE Abigail’s letter and can’t wait to read her story! It sounds like she’s gotten herself into an interesting situation! 😉 My favorite carol? Hmm. That’s hard. It’s probably “O come, O come Emmanuel.” It’s wonderfully haunting and captures the world’s longing for the savior.

  34. My favorite is Silent Night! Love the stories we get to read each day!

  35. I have a sweet spot in my heart for the First Noel and Oh Holy Night (preferably sung by a male voice).

  36. I shared on Facebook

  37. I absolutely love “Silent Night”! We even have a video of my great-grandmother (whom I never got to meet) singing it in Danish. What a blessing to know these carols can connect and inspire different generations!

  38. It’s hard to pick! I like Joy to the World and I also like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

  39. Hi Regina,

    I enjoyed reading ‘A Letter from Abigail Calhoun’, I haven’t read ‘A Most Inconvenient Marriage’ yet, but it is on my reading wishlist. My favorite Christmas carol is actually a new Christmas hymn by Keith and Kristen Getty titled ‘Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven’.



    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

  40. I would have to say that my Favorite carol would be Carol of the Bells, but my favorite song is “Mary did you know”. I want to cry everytime I hear it……..

  41. Regina, this letter was amazing. The heart of it all– “If He’s all I have, then it’s enough.” so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, and for kicking off Chronicles week with such heart! My favorite Christmas Carol… like Karen, I love the longing of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” album, listened to start-to-finish is such an amazing telling of the Christmas story in song-form. I love this song from it– the same longing as O Come O Come Emmanuel, but in such a different song:

  42. I’d have to say that my favorite carol changes from year to year. In the past it’s been Away in A Manger. But recently, it’s I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. My pastor explained the history behind that carol and it fascinated me.

  43. what a beautiful letter. very anxious to read the book. my favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.

  44. Like so many other people, O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol!

  45. What a touching letter! I enjoyed the book so much, and it’s fun to “hear” Abigail’s voice again. My all-time favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night,” but I love almost all of them!

  46. My favorite Christmas carol is “Do you hear what I hear?” This book seems super fun!

  47. My favorite Christmas carol is “Oh Holy Night.” We sang it in church yesterday, and I teared up. It’s always been a favorite–now even more so because of Joanne’s unforgettable “This Quiet Sky.”

  48. I shared on my author FB page. 🙂

  49. I shared it on Pinterest. 🙂

  50. Shared on Facebook!

  51. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. I love the mournful tune and especially hearing someone hit those notes really well!

  52. The letter is intriging! Joy to the World is one of my favorite carols.

  53. My favorite Christmas carol is the Boney M version of Mary’s Boy Child. It’s Christmas, Jamaica-style.

  54. It’s tough to pick only ONE favorite Christmas carol. I think my favorite changes from year to year. This year, I would have to say my favorite is I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day. My favorite version of this song is done by Casting Crowns.

  55. Mary did you know!!!

  56. My favorite is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. It is a great song to start off the Advent season.

  57. Pick just one favorite Christmas hymn? Hmmm…. That’s difficult.

    So I’ll chose the one we sang as the choir special this past Sunday. Lo, How A Rose Ere Blooming.

    But I do like most Christmas hymns and carols and especially love the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CDs.

  58. I tweeted the post on my author Twitter account.

  59. I love so many but Mary Did You Know and Silent Night are probably the two I really enjoy!

  60. My favorite carols are Twelve days of Christmas, Angels We Have Heard on High, and Joy To The World.

  61. I love most all Christmas music but I guess my favorite Carol would be Joy to the World. Though not a Carol as such, I really love O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem also.

  62. My favorite Carol is ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime. I grew up in Canada singing this every holiday season. Unfortunately it is not sung in the States.

  63. So many favorite Christmas songs, it is hard to pick but O Holy Night and Silent Night are probably the ones I think of when I think of carols.

  64. I love all things Christmas, To pick a favorite Carol would be hard but I will choose O Holy Night.

  65. Two favorite Christmas songs – Mary Did You Know – original Mark Lowry version and Breath of Heaven.

    I read the book this weekend. I loved it! Having read the book, the Christmas letter is so much more meaningful.

  66. My favorite is It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. I am sharing this on my facebook page

  67. Regina, the letter is amazing; Abigail’s outlook and faith in God is heart touching in the way she speaks. Now I’m so excited about reading the book! 🙂
    My favorite Christmas carol…that is truly hard question, there are just so many. Most recently I think I would say, Mary Did You Know. I often wonder what she knew, (did she know she was touching the face of God) what she thought and how God prepared her. I am always amazed, overwhelmed, and truly grateful for God’s love and what He has done and continues to do for me/us.

  68. I like Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley.

  69. I like – Mary, Did You Know! especially the most recent Pentatonix version


  71. My favorite Christmas carol is O holy night. My very favorite version of this beautiful song is sung by my favorite singer John Berry.

  72. My favorite Christmas Carol is Away in a Manger. It has been since I was a little girl. 🙂

  73. I love Mary, Did You Know?.

  74. Hi Regina, What a sweet idea you all have come up with. The book was wonderful. My favorite Christmas carol, which always makes me happy is “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” sung by Johnnie Mathis

    and second is Holly Jolly Christmas, by Burl Ives
    I actually collect Christmas music, so I have many wonderful CDs.


  75. Shared on my FB page with the hash tag, and I cc:d you on your FB page in the comments under the lovely photo of you five authors.

  76. i love Bing Crosby singing White Christmas.
    when i hear this song, for me it truly is the Christmas Season.

    thank you! Happy Week.

  77. Silent Night and O Holy Night.

    Enjoyed the letter.

  78. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night.
    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  79. Sharing on Facebook

  80. I love Joy to the World!

  81. Hm…..I think I’d have to pick Winter Wonderland, my kids picked up on it early on and for some reason it gets sang constantly. As for as a more contemporary pick my whole house loves Francesca Battistelli’s Heaven Everywhere. It sticks with me all day long. Happy Holidays to you Regina Jennings and beautiful Christmas for your family. God bless.

  82. I love listening to Christmas music. I’m going to pick “Silent Night” because it’s the only one I learned to play on the piano.

  83. I shared on twitter!

  84. I have read this book and Abigail was a wonderful character that I enjoyed reading about, Romeo sure showed courage midst his pain while in the hospital and meeting Abigail helped a bit I am thinking.
    I like many Christmas carols -one is Oh Holy Night..then always like the hear The little Drummer Boy during the season.
    Merry Christmas to one and all….

  85. What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite Christmas is Away in a Manger! Thank you for sharing and a chance to win. ~ Blessings and Merry Christmas ~

  86. Lovely letter, Beautiful ornaments, and I’m DYING to read this one!!! 😀 Over all a great giveaway!!!!

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced:

  87. Favorite Christmas song is Away in a Manger.

  88. I would love to win a copy of this book and ornaments. Thank you for the chance. My favorite carol is O Holy Night.

  89. My favorite is what child is this?

  90. My favorite is Carol of the Bells, with vocals. LOVE it! Thanks for the fun post and for the giveaway.

  91. Many favorite Christmas songs/carols but I love the song My Christmas Wish. Just a haunting wishlist of what heaven will be like. : ) Thanks for sharing the letter, gosh, wish I could give her a hug. Merry Christmas!

  92. My favorite is O Little Town Of Bethleham.
    The letter is just beautiful. I really want to read this book it sounds like it has the perfect amount of chaos and fun. Just like my house with 12 children. I reallly want to read this !

  93. Oh, wow! I definitely need to read this story… sounds fascinating and very unique. Love those ornaments, too! Looking forward to the other four letters, as well 🙂

  94. I love O Come, O Cone Immanuel. It is always my favorite listen to.

  95. this is such a cool idea 🙂 I’m so glad you ladies are able to come up with such amazing stories! they bring bring my imagination to life 🙂
    my favourite Christmas song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby

  96. Just shared Christmas Chronicles with #ChristmasChronicles too. Thanks.

  97. I shared the Christmas Chronicles on facebook 🙂

  98. Mary Did You Know? stirs my heart!

  99. I like “What Child Is This”.

  100. My favorite is Mary Did You Know this year, I tend to latch on to a different one every/every other year. 🙂 I love this letter too!

  101. I enjoyed the letter. My favorite carol is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”. I would love to have an autographed copy of your new book. Write faster so that I can have more of your books to enjoy in a year. Lisa

  102. One of my favorite Christmas carols is What Child is This? I’m looking forward to reading your book. This letter was a great preview.

  103. Favorite Christmas carol? Would you belive I don’t have a favorite? I direct a church choir and there are so many great hymns and carols at Christmas time. When my family decorates the tree we always have Amy Grant’s Christmas cd’s on the player. After the tree is lit, I love relaxing with Manheim Steemroller’s Still, Still, Still. But there’s nothing like being at Midnight Mass and singing all the old greats! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  104. What a beautiful letter! I love Bing Crosby’s version of I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, especially — Then pealed the bells so loud and deep, God is not dead nor doth he sleep.

  105. My favorite Christmas Carol is White Christmas. So many terrific carols to choose from! Great post, especially since I’m from Missouri!

  106. I love ‘What Child is This’ – maybe because I love the Greensleeves tune.

  107. I love yo hear Mary Did You Know? It brings tears to my eyes every time

  108. Love this idea and love Abigail’s letter, Regina! How fun! I have sooo many favorite Christmas songs it’s hard to choose. “Oh Holy Night” and “Silent Night” are two that come to mind quickly. 🙂 Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    And I shared this on Facebook and Twitter. 🙂

  109. This letter was beautiful. I am adding this book to my reading list.
    I love Christmas songs. Silent Night would probably be my favorite.

  110. I shared on twitter with the #christmaschronicles.

  111. Away in a manager is my favorite Christmas song. I loved the letter and am really looking forward to reading the book.

  112. I shared on my facebook page.

  113. So many favorite carols! But at the top of the list is the Carol of the Bells. I enjoyed the letter–an interesting introduction. I hope I win!

  114. A favorite Christmas Carol…I would have to go with Silent Night, although it is so hard to pick just one!

  115. My Favorite Christmas Carol since I was a child has been and always will be,
    “We 3 Kings of Orient Are”.

  116. Lovely letters and contests… what a treat! My favourite carol is SILENT NIGHT.
    In church, we have people individually sing the first verse of this song in their own language while in their traditional heritage dress… then the congregation sings the rest of the verses when their are finished.. It brings a tears to my eyes and is so unifying in a world where people kill each other over small religious differences.

    PS I hope this contest is open to Canadians.

  117. Oh holy night is my fave classic Carol. It reminds us of the True meaning if Christmas and What we need to be thankful first every single day. Brings tears every time I hear or sing it.

  118. “Silent Night”. Is my favorite carol. The words and music help me to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, especially when the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations become overwhelming.

  119. Thanks for your Christian witness!!! I love so many Christmas carols….
    Mary, Did you Know! What Child is This! Away in a Manger! Silent Night! Joy to the World! O come all Ye Faithful! & more 🙂 Bless you…your talent is amazing!

  120. My favorite Christmas carol is “Away In A Manger”. I happily remember singing it as a child in church over the years.

  121. Light the candles. Dim the lights. My favorite song is Silent Night.

  122. I love Christmas Music. Mary Did You know to Alabama’s TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS. .LOVED READING THE LETTER..I CAN’T WAIT TO GET THE BOOK. ..

  123. I have many favorite Christmas songs, but one of them is “Mary Did You Know?”.

  124. My favorite Christmas carol (so hard to choose just one!) is “We Three Kings of Orient Are”. Makes me think of the day our Lord was born & what it must have been like to see it in person! I think all the “traditional” hymns for me are extra special this time of year (think O holy night, Little town of Bethlehem, etc.)Gets me in a festive mood every-time & focused on our Saviors birth. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of “A Most Inconvenient Marriage”, the hand-written letter by Abigail & the ornaments!

    • I also shared this giveaway on Facebook! 🙂

  125. my favorite Christmas song is Mary did you know! silent night! I HOPE I WIN LOVE to READ!

  126. I love “Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel”…all the verses!

    Btw, this letter sounds like a great lead-in for a twisty-turny story!!

  127. Favorite christmas song silent night. I also love What Child is this because of the tune green sleves.

  128. “If He’s all I have, then it’s enough.”

    Joy to the World!

  129. Mary, Did You Know? O Come All Ye Faithful

  130. My favorite Christmas Carol is ‘Silent Night’ 🙂

  131. I shared on Facebook with the tag 🙂

  132. Hi Regina!
    I really enjoyed reading Abigail’s letter. Sometimes it’s hard to keep hoping when all we see is difficult days ahead, but somehow… we must. Praise God for His help, for without it, I’m sure I would fail miserably.

    My favorite Christmas carol is not really a carol. It’s “How Many Kings” by Downhere. Great song any time of the year, but especially around Christmas.

    Andrea Cox
    [email protected]

  133. Looking forward to all of the Christmas Chronicles! Favorite carols are Carol of the Bells, Breath of Heaven, What Child is This?, and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen–Oh tidings of comfort and joy!

  134. Hark the Herald Angels Sing, I especially enjoy this in church w/the choir and band playing – I’m thinking of your story being told in a quiet place with a celebration of music playing softly

  135. I shared on Facebook (Jennifer Essad)

  136. I shared via twitter @4jlessad

  137. My favorite is Mary did you know but I love all the Christmas music and listen to it all year.

  138. There are so many beautiful Christmas hymns, but I would have to choose “Once in David’s Royal City”. It’s not as well known as some of the others, but I love it.

  139. Shared on my Facebook timeline.

  140. My favorite him is probably “Silent Night.” I really love most Christmas songs, though, as long as they are about our Savior.

  141. I love them all, love White Christmas!

  142. My very favorite Christmas song is ‘O Holy Night’ but it hasn’t always been. I know this sounds odd, but for some strange reason, I missed this one growing up! I did not grow up in a Christian home. It wasn’t until I was a teen and almost married and a new believer that I first heard this wonderful song. When I look back on it, I am still astounded that I never recall hearing it. I think Jesus opened my heart and eyes to all that concerned Him when I heard the Good News of the Gospel. The lyrics that really touch my heart say;
    “Long lay the world in sin and error pining
    Till he appeared
    And the soul felt it’s worth”
    That was me, before He found me…”in sin and error pining” and when He picked me up out of my brokenness and revealed Himself to me, my “soul felt it’s worth”. Thank you God for Gift of sacrifice and love!!!

  143. I’ve always loved “Angels We Have Heard on High.” When I was a kid, my mom taught me the alto line on the chorus, and then we’d sing it together–her on soprano, me on alto.

  144. As a 4-H’er, we would Christmas Carol at the nursing home and the older folks of the church area. What a wonderful time, with a couple of folks inviting us in for hot chocolate and popcorn balls. I’ll pick one favorite (though I have many)… Silent Night!

  145. I shared on FAcebook!

  146. I tweeted!

  147. My favorite Christ,as carol is Silent Night.

  148. I like O Little Town of Bethlehem.

  149. WOW!! The letter based on “A Most Inconvenient Marriage” certainly intrigues me, Regina!! Can’t wait to read it and unveil the mysteries.

    I love so many of the Christmas Carols but the one that comes to mind most often is probably the one I first remember hearing and singing – as a child – Away in a Manger.

    Thanks for participating in “The Christmas Chronicles”, Regina – giving us Abigail’s beautiful letter and offering some beautiful gifts!!

    I shared Amanda and Joanne’s YouTube video on my Facebook timeline just now and earlier today shared a post about The Christmas Chronicles on my Facebook timeline from Joanne’s blog, also.

  150. I love ” Mary Did You Know?” And I’m with Barbie: the Pentatonix version is absolutely beautiful!

  151. I love this touching letter, Regina, and can’t wait to read Abigail’s story! My favorite carol is O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem. Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway!

    I shared the #ChristmasChronicles on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  152. I wish I had time to read everyone else’s favorite Christmas carols. Mine is O Holy Night. Something about it touches my soul every time I hear it.

    The book sounds great, Regina. Congrats.

  153. I have 2 favorite carols: I’ll be home for Christmas and Away in the manger

  154. My favorite Christmas Carol is O Holy Night.

  155. My favorite Christmas Carol is Oh Holy Night.

  156. It’s hard to pick a favorite! I love What Child is This.

  157. I tweeted!

  158. Posted on Facebook!

  159. Wow — that letter makes me really want to read this book! Love the setting and the time frame, too. My favorite song is “Mary, Did You Know?” I can’t imagine the emotions and thoughts Mary had while she was pregnant — or a mother. I can only suppose that she was terrified and transformed at the same time! Thanks for sharing this story with us.

  160. I don’t have just one favorite, but one of my favorites is “Silent Night” 🙂

  161. Mary Did You Know

  162. O Holy Night.- My all time favorite.

  163. O Come All Ye Faithful is my favorite Christmas carol. I sing in our church choir though and just really love all the music. I will be singing “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” as a special this Sunday. [email protected]

  164. So hard! King Wenscelas carol.

  165. My favorite Christmas carol often changes but there are 2 that are always on my list – The Little Drummer Boy and Away in a Manger.

  166. My favorite Christmas carol is probably To Us A Child of Hope is Born followed very closely by Beautiful Star of Bethlehem. I’m not sure either one is considered a “carol” but they are definitely Christmas hymns. I pretty much could listen to Christmas music year ’round (if people didn’t look at me funny when I do it.) Thanks for the gift-away!

  167. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

  168. shared on facebook

  169. The first Christmas song that popped into my head was “Grandma Got Run Over by the Reindeer.” Don’t know why. Just my weird mind I guess. It is not even close to my favorite carol. I think my favorite one is “Silent Night”. It reminds me of the snow falling on the ground at night in Iowa when I was a child. There is no sound when this happens. It is so calming to the spirit. Love your letter. Going out to get the book now. Love mid-west stories.

  170. I love “What Child is This?” I won’t hardly buy a new Christmas Cd if it’s not on it 🙂

  171. This is the second time today I have been asked what my favorite Christmas carol is. “Lo, a Ros is Blooming” and “What Child is This” are tied for the top spot but “Silent Night” in German ranks up there also.

  172. So hard to choose just one but my favorites will always be O Come All Ye Faithful and Silent Night. Such wonderful memories connected to both of these songs.

  173. Winter Wonderland, puts me in the mood to sing so it is my favorite Christmas song.

  174. Mine is definitely ‘The First Noel’.

  175. we wish you a Merry Christmas

  176. O Holy Night-would be my favorite

  177. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night, especially the way we used to sing it in three different languages in school.

  178. I love White Xmas but my favorite is Jingle Bell Rock. It is fun!!

  179. Hmm I like em all;) but I guess I’d pick away in a manger

  180. O Holy Night sung by JoshGroban. My all time favorite.

  181. I shared this on twitter.

  182. I retweeted this on my twitter account @lorainenunley

  183. Two of my favorite Christmas carols are O Holy Night and Carol of the Bells. Thanks for the giveaway!

  184. O Little Town of Bethlehem

  185. I have to admit SILENT NIGHT is probably my favorite Christmas carol. Especially so when we sing it as we light candles during the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

  186. Little drummer boy and the Hallelujah Chorus.

  187. I like the slayride song.

  188. I pinned here is the link

  189. I facebooked too

  190. I don’t think it’s just a Christmas carol, but I do love “Mary Did You Know” or I guess “Little Drummer Boy”!


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