a christmas song | what a glorious night

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Holiday79 Comments


It’s become of a bit of a tradition (every other year, anyway) for me to share a Christmas song here on the blog.  Last year, we just couldn’t pull it together, but this year, I heard a song that I thought would be great and I had just the group of people to do it!

I asked Kriste and her husband, David, if they would be up for joining me, Jeff & the boys, my parents and my brother & sister-in-law for a song.  I was able to lasso everyone in, assign each one an instrument or a part and we spent a couple of hours practicing and recording the song.

I’ve shared a lot about decorating for Christmas over the past few weeks, but Christmas is all about that glorious night when Love came down in the form of a baby in a manger, so we could be saved from our sins.  That’s what this song is about…

And, as you can imagine, getting all of those people and instruments to work together was like herding cats, so here are some bloopers and behind-the-scenes of my noisy family…

You can see we had a wonderful time.  I hope you’ve been blessed by it or at least got a good smile out of it!

I’ll be signing off for a few days, to enjoy some down time with my family.

Merry Christmas to all!

miss mustard seed-3927

a christmas song | what a glorious night

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79 Comments on “a christmas song | what a glorious night”

  1. That was awesome 🙂 Your moms instrument was hilarious! Calvin was so sweet at the beginning, everything was perfect. Bless your family and friends, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and happy new year!

  2. You can see and hear you had a wonderfull time together, I sit here with a big smile, thank you for the lovely beginning of my Christmas day!
    Wishing you and your family and friends a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016!

  3. Merry Christmas Marian, Family and Friends! Thank you for the sweet gift of your song. When will you be taking your group on tour?

  4. Well, that was just beautiful. Thank you for the gift. I loved your Mom’s priceless instrument. How did you come up with that idea?

  5. Marian, Family and Friends,

    Awesome! Sincerely enjoyed this. Loved the song. Great way to start my Christmas Day. And yes Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. May you are all feel blessed this coming year.

  6. Jesus died for our sins and offers eternal life to all who believe in Him! Make that decision for Him today if you haven’t already!

    1. Hey Jelena, Yes it’s the real deal. I had it made by a master in Izhevsk, Russia when I was working over there as a missionary. W (Marian’s dad)

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your Family?Thank you for sharing a Beautiful Song and your little guys Reading it was very special and Heart Warming…

  8. That was such a fun gift for us all!! Brad and I watched both posted clips…don’t know which one we liked more. Merry Christmas and Happy & Healthy New Year!

  9. Precious! What a beautiful and talented family (and friends) you have. So much fun and created lots of smiles here. Thank you for this special heartfelt Christmas song! Merry Christmas and may God abundantly bless you all in 2016!

  10. I haven’t listened to your musical masterpiece as yet, but I have to admit that when I saw your mom’s musical instrument, I just had to laugh! Can’t wait till I have time to listen!
    A joyous Christmas to you and yours from the mountains of Arizona–we were promised more snow and instead got wind today.

  11. What a wonderful treat! This is one of my favorite Christmas songs by Sidewalk Prophets. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for blessing us with your talents. xoxoxxo

  12. is there anything you can’t do? even your voice is beautiful!! great song. i enjoy your blog & your ideas so much. thank you! Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  13. Sometimes I forget what you and Jeffs callings are(not that your business isn’t a calling). You guys sounded so good and I love that song! I have family in Carlise and I’m coming to see you next spring or bust!! Merry Christmas and continue to let your light shine to man.

  14. Great job. I didn’t know singing was among your many talents! Is there anything you can’t do!? Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

  15. That was so wonderful, Marian! Truly a highlight in my Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing that. You have a beautiful voice! Jeff, too! Your son reciting the Christmas verses was such a blessing. Here’s to a blessed 2016~??

  16. Oh my.
    I am tearing up.
    That was beautiful.
    You have a lovely voice and you just made my Christmas night.
    Blessings to you and yours.

  17. What a lovely voice you have Marian! And your hair is so long! Sorry had to include that! Looks GORGEOUS!
    What a wonderful song! Warmed my heart on this Christmas night . . . Sending love back to you and the family!

  18. You all were great! What a cool song and what a lovely voice you have, Marian! Thanks for the music and the Christmas greetings. I hope you had a wonderful day with all of your family and friends.

  19. Marian,
    I am so confused by the video about our President. Did you intentionally include that in your post? If so, how utterly unchristian to slander our President at a time when we should be worshiping our Lord. Please explain this to me, for it will help to decide whether I will continue to read your blog, which I have been doing for a few years now. Please, please consider answering my question. Your most wholesome family and friend videos were heartwarming. Please tell me the Obama slander was a mistake.

  20. Make a joyful noise! Loved seeing your gorgeous home alive and crackling with love and laughter. Rooms are also pretty with people In them and real life is happening! Thanks for that adorable gift!

  21. Loved it! Thank you for sharing your faith, family and friends! Blessings in the new year!

  22. Did not get to my email till the day after Christmas and what a wonderful start to my day. Thank you for sharing this wonderful song. It brought joyful tears to my eyes.

  23. Thank you so very much! Good news and tidings of great joy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

  24. OMGosh! AND you sing too–really well! Y’all did a fab-o job on that song! What a delight to watch & listen to. As I see more of your talents, I continue to be amazed & grateful I get to share them. Thank you. Merry Christmas!

  25. just lovely, thanks for sharing as I type I wipe the tears because God is so good – Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 🙂

  26. I look forward to this post every year! Love, love, love! Merry Christmas to you and your family and many blessings in 2016. Hugs,CoCo

  27. Marian, That was just wonderful! Praising God for the precious and marvelous gift in His son! Wishing you all a joyous Christmas from one side of the country to another!

  28. Oh, this was wonderful!! This is one of my favorite songs for Christmas!! Y’all did a fabulous job! And your son reciting Luke is just precious!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  29. I’ve been so sad – I’m in Rowlett, TX which has been devastated by the tornado. Thank you for a few minutes of forgetting – this was beautiful!! You have a beautiful voice.

  30. Thank you for a wonderful gift. Your family and friends are precious. Happy belated Christmas and wishing you a happy 2016.

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