138 The Three Wise Men

Thanks to a suggestion Vivian made on Facebook, we learn a bit about the Three Wise Men, Three Kings, Three Magi–all the same people and all more characters than verifiable real people. Call (323) 487-12-25 any time and share whatever you’d like. Get in on next season or summer early, or just say hi. Email TopElf@MyChristmasStocking.net. I so appreciate the gifts to the Christmas Stocking. MyChristmasStocking.net/contribute. They make a huge difference. Besides Facebook, find the Christmas Stocking on Twitter (@XmasStocking) and on Pinterest.

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Featured music:

“We Three Kings” by Found Wandering from the album “Christmas in Country Village”
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Found Wandering’s Christmas videos are also available.

Background music:

Wish Background” by Kevin McLeod (from Incompetech)

“We Three Kings” by Mark Bodino from “My Favorite Christmas Guitar Songs All Year Round
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“Auld Lang Syne” by Dexter Britain from “Xmas 2012” (from the Free Music Archive)

More information:

Actually, Wikipedia has a lot of good information about the Magi.

The Washington Post article by Diana Butler Bass headlined, “Why Jesus’ first Christmas gifts were truly shocking.”

The Christmas Stocking talked about the traditions of Three Kings Day at Epiphany.MyChristmasStocking.net

Find all of the post-Christmas episodes, some or all of which you may have missed, at PostChristmas.MyChristmasStocking.net

 

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82 “The Three Kings” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I share with you the story of the Three Kings as told by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Find all the episodes on MyChristmasStocking.net. Make sure you’re following Twitter.com/XmasStocking, you have us on your Facebook News Feed, and the Christmas Stocking is on your Google+  home page. Thank you to everyone who’s given to the Christmas Stocking at Contribute.MyChristmasStocking.net.

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Featured music:

“O Come, O Come Immanuel” by Richard Jensen from the EP “Carols”

Background music:

“We Three Kings” by Tommy Harden from “Peace On Earth” (IMI)
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“Good Christian Friends, Rejoice!” by Washington Saxophone Quartet from “Tis The Season Celebrate With WSaxQ” (Americus Records, Inc.)
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“The Holly and The Ivy” by Washington Saxophone Quartet from “Tis The Season Celebrate With WSaxQ” (Americus Records, Inc.)
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More information:

HWLongfellow.org has much about Mr. Longfellow, including the poem itself.