Tuesday, December 22, 2015


I’m a day late with this post and I know it looks like I’m cheating (trying to garner a few more votes). That isn’t the case, but I have to admit that this morning when there was a new comment I was kinda hoping that my tardiness gave way to another vote. Alas, that was not the case, but I did hear from a dear friend who had kind of disappeared from the blogosphere, so it’s all good.

I like both versions of ‘Carol of the Bells’. As most of you stated, the TSO version sure had a whole lot of ‘umph’. They are rocking from the beginning to the end. I can only imagine what it must be like to see them in person. I’ll bet their shows are pretty wild.

The Piano Guys (I really wish they would give those Cello guys some credit in the name) are a bit more subdued, but it is still a great version. I love the various sounds that guy gets out of that cello. Certainly not something heard in your normal symphony orchestra.

My vote goes to The Piano Guys, but in the end it wasn’t enough to give them the win. I did feel that this was a pretty good BATTLE, going back and forth right up until the end. The last two votes cast, from the boys at ABFTS, put TSO over the top.

The final Tally:
                        TSO          12 votes
                        TPG           10 votes (including mine)

That’s it for BATTLE OF THE BANDS in 2015 at this site. I hope to make it back on January 1, 2016 with something new to delight and amaze you. I will be traveling so, if my post doesn’t get up first thing in the morning, please check back a little later in the day (being New Year’s Day, I expect there will be a lot of that type of thing going around).

I want to take the time to wish each and every one of you the most Merry Christmas and the prospect of a Joyous New Year. I sincerely hope you are able to take some time and ‘remember the reason for the season’. This is a time when we give gifts to remember the greatest gift given to us, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If that offends anyone, well…too bad. It’s how I feel. 

Remember Jesus loves YOU, even if you don’t love HIM!

Until next year…HAPPY TRAILS!

 Here's something I found from The Piano Guys, that I really liked. Enjoy!



  1. I thought this was an excellent battle, and the votes agree with me. I know I was undecided since they were both excellent. Those are the best battles:)

    Merry Christmas FAE!

  2. Excellent outcome. I've found that most of my votes come the first few days unless I'm doing a lot of visiting to draw more votes. I wasn't able to do that this time due to my own travels.

    See you on the first or thereabouts. I'll be on the road so I might be a bit late.

    Merry Christmas!


  3. Thanks for your kind words, FarAway.
    Love to you for a wonderful Xmas and New Year's.

  4. Good outcome. Wish my battle were closer. The past two "battles" I've had were pretty lopsided.

  5. What a great battle! I'm glad TSO won. I love them! But thanks for also presenting the Piano Guys. They were totally new to me. I love Amazing Grace.
    Merry Christmas to you Fae! Hope you have a magical holiday...

    Michele at Angels Bark

  6. It's my end of the year post to all the bloggers I know and love! If nothing else happens, I'm making sure to make one last stop for 2015 on all the blogs I follow.

    Thanks for your hard work, great posts, and bloggy friendship. Wishing you all the best in 2016 from "the Flipside."

  7. Even though I went with TSO, you really had a great battle, Fae! hope your holidays were nice.