Christmas carols bring different tidings to different listeners

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:36 PM.

“The message in a song is what matters to me, not as much the music. It’s got a beautiful message. It talks about why Jesus came. It talks about our redemption, that he came to redeem us from our sins. That’s really what Christmas is all about.

“‘For the child that was born there has come to set us free,’” Crose sang. “That line is so meaningful to me.”

McDonald Campbell

At 97 years of age, Campbell remains active at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, which she has attended since childhood.

She thought a moment before sharing her favorite carol.

“I believe that my favorite is ‘O Holy Night.’ I like it very much,” Campbell said. “‘Away in the Manger’ was the song I sang as a little girl.”

“‘O Holy Night,’ though, is a beautiful one. If it is well rendered — I’ve heard some people try to sing it and it didn’t turn out too well — it is pretty.”

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