It’s Christmas Time!!

It’s time for Christmas Carols! Carols is the name we give to Christmas songs, especially religious Christmas songs. https://unsplash.com/photos/Iiu-ZlpdwSI

For many people, Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. For others, it is simply a festive time to spend with family and friends. For many Christians, it is a combination of both. 

I am featuring two of my favourite Christmas carols this year. Firstly, Oh! Holy Night, sung by one of my favourite singers, Josh Groban.  Click on the picture on the right for a lovely video to watch as you listen. Click here for a video with lyrics.
Oh! Holy Night is a very old carol (1847) so the word order may seem a little strange.

Secondly, I have chosen a cover of the Mariah Carey carol, All I Want for Christmas is You. The version I like best is the one sung by the young girl in the movie Love Actually. Click on the picture of the amorous couple below to listen to and watch the video from the movie. For those of you who are keen on revising grammar, I provide details of the lyrics below the picture. Until my next post … 

 I wish you a Very Merry Christmas 
and
 a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year! 

 Every sentence in this song is a Simple, Compound, or Complex sentence. They are colour-coded as follows:

Simple Sentences       Compound Sentences       Complex Sentences

Dependent Clauses – underlined

Song: All I Want for Christmas Is You from the film  Love Actually

I don’t want a lot for Christmas.
There is just one thing I need.
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree.
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know.
Make my wish come true.
All I want for Christmas
Is you.

Repeat

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air.
(And) Everyone is singing.
I hear those sleigh bells ringing.
Santa, won’t you bring me the one I really need?
Won’t you please bring my baby to me?

Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas.
This is all I’m asking for.
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door.
Oh, I just want you for my own,
More than you could ever know.
Make my wish come true.
Baby all I want for Christmas is you.
All I want for Christmas is you baby.
All I want for Christmas is you baby.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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  1. Pingback: It’s Christmas Time!! — Mary’s English Blog – Online English Teacher & Voice Coach

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