Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! Today I want to try something a little different for this segment – a story enhanced by the titles of Christmas songs. Hope you enjoy.
Once there was a little boy who said to his village one Christmas Eve, “O Come All Ye Faithful” but they didn’t listen and instead responded to him saying, “Go Away, Little Drummer Boy all we want is a Silent Night“.
This broke his heart because all he wanted to do was Deck the Halls and sing O Holy Night. One of the villager’s (the richest man in the village) Mr. Smith approached him and explained that after Last Christmas and the Jingle Bells episode that everyone was a little discouraged. He hung his head filled with shame and guilt because he knew that was all his fault and now Christmas time is just too painful a memory for them.
Last Christmas the little boy had accidentally broke the bell on the church tower during the Christmas celebrations which almost killed two people. That was a special bell that they saved up to purchase and now it was ruined. They never looked at him the same after that day and just the thought of Christmas was a painful reminder for them.
Mr. Smith and the little boy came up with a plan to bring the Christmas spirit back to their land. They decorated the old barn and even gathered a few members from the church choir to form a band. They went all over the village singing The Christmas Song, Mary’s Boy Child and Santa Claus is Coming to Town like never before and everyone came from far and wide. This made the little boy and Mr. Smith very happy.
At the end of the show everyone was clapping and hugging each other filled with joy once more. A feeling they thought they would never explore again. This event it seemed was just what the village needed to remember what made the month of December one to remember.
Later that night before they all turned in for the night they sang to the little boy and the villager “We Wish You Merry Christmas“. The little boy quietly made his Christmas wish, please Let it Snow, Let it snow as he wiped his tears of joy off his cheek. Sure enough, Christmas morning they were all greeted with the sight of snow through their windows.
The little boy was jumping up and down on his bed because he was so happy to see that it was really snowing. Just when he thought his Christmas could not get any better. Mr. Smith went around with his horse and carriage presenting each home with a mini bell that had been dipped in gold and had special drawings on them. The little boy got dressed as quickly as he could and asked Mr. Smith if he could help him and of course Mr. Smith accepted.
This was a beautiful surprise and a wonderful gift. That was truly a Christmas to remember.
Hope you enjoyed. Have a wonderful day. 🙂