Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Do you know the story of this very old, very beautiful Provencal carol? It tells of two little milkmaids, Jeanette and Isabella, who go to milk their cows and instead find the baby Jesus lying in a manger. They run to tell the townfolk, who all come to see the newborn and softly praise him, so as not to wake the child.

This carol has been sung for hundreds of years, and even today, young girls in Provence dress as milkmaids and carry torches to church on Christmas Eve.

Whether tonight is a holy night for you, or a joyous night, or just another night in December, My Florida Backyard wishes you all the best this Christmas Eve!

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