“Do you hear what I hear” – best online versions. Preface: Awesome Dad

[At the end of this article are the carefully researched 11 best, free, outstanding online video recordings of the carol. My own fav? No-brainer: Angel City Chorale.]

“Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
…goodness and light.”

A son texted his father:
Thanks for lunch and bein an awesome dad, goodnight

So much that father has been given. Although the abundance is always there, his heart feels it deeply when a message like this is taken in through the eyes of his head. That must mean consciousness of those gifts hasn’t entirely sunken down into his heart.

But if messages like his son’s get said to him, there must be something already coming from his heart.

When these feelings rise up like this, something must be already in the dad’s heart.

Into this child has been imprinted the image and likeness of Love. This is that child pouring It out of his soul.

This is a son’s soul anointing his dad with sacredness. This is God in that child reminding the dad of God in his dad.

This dad is not a shepherd in the desert beckoned by angels and a star to Bethlehem. Instead, his son’s words bring the Christchild TO his dad.

What the dad hears and sees from that boy is that dad is OK, because dad is living according to his nature. To love.

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know
In your palace warm mighty king
Do you know what I know?

[You are] “bein an awesome dad

The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He [brings dad] goodness and light

“…awesome dad, goodnight

Even if dad is not perpetually conscious of it, dad is awesome when he is living according to his nature, from his heart. Loving.

Goodnight son. A very good night.


[Neil D. 2020-12-20]

Here are the best of the best online, in categories of male/female, classic/contemporary. My own fav? No-brainer: Angel City Chorale. But you don’t want to miss any one of them. On this YouTube playlist, they can all be played in the sequence below.



The original record 1962: A classic Christmas sound of a chilling choir and bugles, The Harry Simeone Chorale

Bing Crosby, made it a worldwide hit on his Christmas album 1963, with the chilling final “liiiight” and full choir and orchestra
Commonly played crooners
Andy Williams
Johnny Mathis


Chilling contemporary male a cappella, Home Free

Integrated with adorable children telling the story of Christmas (male vocalist, Gentri)


An outrageously stirring, handclapping professional production gospel choir will get you on your feet, Angel City Chorale



An angelic female vocalist and full orchestration, Laura Osnes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Warm female voice Orla Fallon


Contemporary professional production with enchanting girl vocalist with The Five Strings, a family band of five siblings

Contemporary soul female Jordin Sparks

Published by Neil Durso

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