I have never been to a Midnight mass. I grew up Lutheran, we didn’t have mass, we had church service. I was about ten when my mom took us to midnight service. It was strange being at church, at night. I was sleepy and a little grumpy. It was Christmas and instead of opening presents, or dumping out my stocking, or eating treats I was at church. But even in my childish moodiness I remember an awe and reverence during the service with singing and the liturgy.
My wife Mary recorded Tàladh Chríosda which is also known as the Christ child lullaby. Mary sings the first part in Gaelic. The tune will get stuck your head, it is beautiful. It is a traditional Scottish midnight mass Christmas carol.
For some of my readers it may be too early to think about Christmas. In many minds in the US we have Thanksgiving Day, then and only then we move on to Christmas.
I would like to change that up. Mary’s Christmas album is called “The Whole Year Long”. Her message was and is that celebrating Jesus can be and maybe should be a year long practice.
No matter where you live or how you celebrate the upcoming holiday season, I hope that you will take a few minutes and click on the link and listen to my wife’s beautiful voice sing this lovely lullaby for the Christ child.