Merry Christmas

A few days ago, we decorated our home for the Christmas season.  I engaged in my annual tradition of climbing up the ladder to hang the outside Christmas lights--with no serious injuries to myself or the house this time :)  In the evening, we gathered together as a family to place the ornaments on our tree with Christmas music playing in the background.  What a special and unique time of year this is to be able to focus more intently on the things that are most important, including family, serving others, and the sacred and miraculous birth of our Savior more than 2000 years ago.  As I write this post, I am looking out the window as the snow is falling and blowing in the wind.  There are few things I enjoy more than being snug inside our cozy home together as a family during the Christmas season while the snow falls outside.  Although my oldest son, Brendan, is in Scotland and will not be with us this Christmas season, I know that we are bound together as a family and that he will feel our love and support across that long distance.  It is my hope that you will all have a warm and peaceful Christmas season.  The beautiful and inspired artwork for this album was painted by my extraordinarily talented brother-in-law, J. Kirk Richards.  You can check out his amazing paintings and sculptures at www.jkirkrichards.com.  Also, if you have not already done so, it is time to create your David Tolk (Holiday) station on Pandora so that you can enjoy a great collection of peaceful instrumental Christmas music.         

3 comments

  • Kayoko (Harper) Martinez

    Kayoko (Harper) Martinez Winfield, KS, USA

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, I'm writing this while listening to your beautiful music, and behind me are our dogs sleeping peacefully on their beds/couch. I bought your wonderful sheet music book, and have been practicing time to time. One of my favorite is "In Reverence" and it was great to know how you came to compose the music. Although I bought your sheet music through your website here, never checked your blog here. Thank you for your beautiful music, and hope you and your family have a wonderful new year to come.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, I'm writing this while listening to your beautiful music, and behind me are our dogs sleeping peacefully on their beds/couch. I bought your wonderful sheet music book, and have been practicing time to time. One of my favorite is "In Reverence" and it was great to know how you came to compose the music. Although I bought your sheet music through your website here, never checked your blog here. Thank you for your beautiful music, and hope you and your family have a wonderful new year to come.

  • Wendi Brandon

    Wendi Brandon Maceo, KY

    Your mom gave me a copy of "holiday" around 2000, when I was once a manager of picture frame shop near Nashville. Now I am a nurse in Kentucky and we pull out the CD every year when we decorate our tree. Glad to see you are still playing music. Merry Christmas

    Your mom gave me a copy of "holiday" around 2000, when I was once a manager of picture frame shop near Nashville. Now I am a nurse in Kentucky and we pull out the CD every year when we decorate our tree. Glad to see you are still playing music. Merry Christmas

  • JAMES LUDER

    JAMES LUDER DAVENPORT,FLORIDA

    DAVID, I HEARD OF YOUR MUSIC ON PANDORA. I READ YOUR BIO AND LEARNED ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR MOTHER. INTERESTING HOW YOU CARRIED ON MUSIC FROM HER. I TAUGHT BAND/CHOIR IN SCHOOL AND WAS ALSO AN ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR AT CHURCH. I AM RETIRED NOW. I REALLY ENJOY YOUR MUSIC KEEP PLAYING MUSIC TO GLORIFY GOD!! MAY HE RICHLY BLESS ALL OF YOUR FAMILY,. JAMES

    DAVID, I HEARD OF YOUR MUSIC ON PANDORA. I READ YOUR BIO AND LEARNED ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR MOTHER. INTERESTING HOW YOU CARRIED ON MUSIC FROM HER. I TAUGHT BAND/CHOIR IN SCHOOL AND WAS ALSO AN ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR AT CHURCH. I AM RETIRED NOW. I REALLY ENJOY YOUR MUSIC KEEP PLAYING MUSIC TO GLORIFY GOD!! MAY HE RICHLY BLESS ALL OF YOUR FAMILY,. JAMES

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