For New Year’s Day on the days of Christmas we return to Mary and her faithfulness in receiving the blessing God bestowed upon her. Mary’s Arms by Sandra McCracken. 1. From the skies above the shepherd’s field To the rolling moonlit hills Come and see the signs, the evidence Of the mercy now revealed Here …

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New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay) falls during the twelve days of Christmas. A carol that refers directly to the change of year is Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly. I like Kate Rusby’s rendition from 2014’s Angels And Men. “Fast away the old year passes, Hail the new, both lads and lasses…” Blessed New …

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