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Who Knew Wednesday: The last day of our dig into Christmas Carols!

Carols, carols, and more carols!
Today Todd and I talked about all things carols, first, we listened to two MVNU professors, Dr. VanZant and Dr. VanNest, share about their favorite Christmas carol!
(Click on the picture to hear the conversation.)
Dr.Mike VanZant
  _Dr. Doug VanNest
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Congratulations to Bob from Howard who won a North Main Café Gift Basket and James from Mount Vernon who won an Amy Grant CD! They have both been entered to win the Grand Prize. Click HERE for more info on this!
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What was the first Christmas carol about?  
Answer: The earliest carol was written in 1410. Sadly, only a very small fragment of it still exists. The carol was about Mary and Jesus meeting different people in Bethlehem.
Click HERE for more fun Christmas carol facts!
Congrats to Charla from Utica who guessed what the first Christmas carol was about! She won the $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Valley!
Thanks for checking out the Blog!
Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Deep diving into Christmas Carols!

Today Todd and I learned so much about Christmas!

First, we spoke with Dr. Mike VanZant, who is a theology professor here at MVNU, about his favorite Christmas carol and why, from a theology standpoint, it is his favorite.

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Then we had a chance to hear from Carrie Hyman about the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival! Click HERE to read more about this event!

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Carrie Hyman


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What year was the Christmas carol  “O come, O come, Emmanuel” translated from its original language to English?

Answer… Nope! It was a stumper today!


We also had a chance to give away two tickets to MVNU’s production of the Messiah! To find out more about this event, click HERE! 

Congratulations to Mari from Mount Vernon who was our caller number 3 and won those tickets!

Thanks for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

-Hannah and Todd

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