Season’s Greetings

We would like to send a different kind of “season’s greetings” this year — unlike the two page newsletter of 2008/2009 that took several days to put together.


On the first day of snow (today 17 December 2009), we rushed outside to take pictures and videos while it was still fresh and clean in the morning. It’s so exciting to see and feel the snow, as though it’s come to wish us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We’d like to send a different kind of “season’s greetings” — unlike the two page newsletter that took several days to put together last year. Of course, we could also add hyperlinks to milestones and other important news we’d like to share. And indeed we’d like to tell you about our music, our travels and our guests who visited us.

But here is something spontaneous — a peek into our family life in Utrecht, Netherlands.

We live in a 100-year old Dutch monument house next to a lock that is rarely used. We spend a lot of time making music: practising, rehearsing, performing, singing, analysing, teaching, arranging, composing, attending, reviewing, and producing concerts —- hence this CONCERTBLOG.

When we’re not making music, we do fitness at the sports club on the other side of the canal (pictured in the video clips) or have fun with our friends, many of whom live abroad (hence the need for an electronic, interactive season’s greetings).

Think of this blog as a multiple choice question. Which video is the best to use and why? Please use the LEAVE A REPLY box below.

A – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

B- Ding Dong Merrily on High

C- What can you do with snow? on our way home

D- The front garden of our home under snow

E- All of the above

F- None of the above – why not?

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8 thoughts on “Season’s Greetings”

  1. Anne—I LOVE THE VIDEOS…so very beautiful and what a wonderful way to send greetings across the miles….

    And while I think they are all awesome, I loved “C”…why? It was great to hear your laughter..and to see the snow and watch the frolicking!

    Blessings to you both.

    Karen, Addy and Coeburn

  2. Anne, i love the videos. It was so great to hear your voice. You look like you never aged abit…I miss living in europe around this time of the year…Oh Anne, i love you for all the things that you do and how you live life…
    thanks for sharing your christmas carols and the spirit of Christmas…it really lifted me up…I love the snow, scenery and how i will miss spending Christmas this year in Tirol,Austria. On Christmas eve, we decorate a traditional christmas tree and light it up with real candles, sing Christmas carols in three languages, Danish, German and English, exchange gifts, attend midnight mass at Niels hometown (a thirteen century medieval town) and get served by a warm gluhwein in the old by the Schutzen (old Austrian militia)…oH how i miss Christmas in old Europe…Thanks for rekindling the Christmas memories and thanks for sharing your talents. I love you, Anne!

  3. Dear Anne (and Robert),

    thanks a lot for this original and beautiful seasons greetings! lovely video’s!!

    warm regards,

  4. Thank you for the lovely, spontaneous videos. Most merry Christmas and most joyous New Year to all three of you. I liked c the best!

  5. Hi Anne! I like the sound of your laugh, too, but I think my favorite is Ding Dong Merrily on High. It’s such a fun song. Elea has a lovely voice. I envy your family’s musical talents!!!


    1. Hi Anne! I loved to hear the sound of your laughter. It was wonderful to see you all having so much fun! What a wonderful way to say “hello” across the miles. Best to you Robert and Elea.

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