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From My Playlist – Winter Star

by | Dec 15, 2014 | , | Christmas Traditions & Thoughts, From My Playlist | 6 comments

Do you remember waiting for Christmas to come? When we were young, it seemed to take FOREVER to get here.

You know what I’m talking about. The anticipation builds inside you every day, threatening to bubble and spill over? Christmas just couldn’t get here fast enough!

Now as I’m getting older, the season comes and goes way too fast. Why is that?

Part of it could be because time flies when we age. 😉 However, could the biggest reason be we’re caught up in the busyness of the season that we’ve lost the excitement we once had as children?

Have we forgotten to remember?

Let’s take a step back in time to when we were kids. How about we caught up in the excitement again?

winter star

Most of all…let’s get caught up in the excitement of that first Christmas morn.

The first winter star led the path to the baby Jesus.

The best gift of all!

Matthew 2:1-2 (NIV)

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Winter Star (by J Reid/M Selby/B Ezrin)

This was a new song to me last Christmas. It’s sung by Canadian country star, Johnny Reid. It talks about waiting for Christmas to come. Jeff sang it recently at the Acoustic Café in London, Ontario. I want to share his version. Listen to the words.



  1. Diane Spearing

    Thanks for sharing this Dar.. Way to go Jeff.. great work! Love you guys so much

  2. rollyachabotbooks

    Hi Darlene… Thanks for the brief tour down memory lane as I recalled my own anticipation. Midnight Mass as a child meant we got to stay up late, Mom’s meat pies after and of course being able to open one gift, after all it was Christmas morning, only to be relived again in a few hours. Love the new song by Johnny Reid… reminders are a blessing but as we get older we are even more reminded of why the celebration…

    Hugs and Blessings to you and yours…

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks for sharing your memories. We also opened one gift on Christmas Eve. Always pajamas! 🙂 Have a blessed Christmas with your family, Rolly!

  3. Heather.

    Beautiful reminder and so true of the Christmas memories we all experienced. I loved seeing Jeff perform. Really nice. <3 Blessings to you Darlene and Jeff.

  4. Darlene L. Turner

    Glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for your kind comments!! Have a blessed Christmas!


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