One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the waiting and anticipation part of Advent. Every year when I was little, we would get a new advent calendar and set up calendars from years past around the house. Every morning, I would wake up and open all the windows and look forward to being able to open the last, biggest window.
To me, the Wexford Carol sounds like hope and anticipation. There’s a yearning quality about it, although the song is about the angels’ appearing to the shepherds at night. I love the first verse, below.
Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done,
In sending His beloved Son.