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I’ll start off by wishing you all Merry Christmas from the team here at The O Word, and a huge thank you for supporting our blog throughout 2016. Secondly, no one wants to read a blog on the most exciting day of the year! So in the place of a deep, thought-provoking blog I wanted this blog to be a collection of my favourite opera-themed Christmas videos and GIFs of festive cats to boost the Christmas spirit.

We will start with this GIF of Santa Claws:

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But now to the singing… here is the Pavarotti and Domingo sleighing O Holy Night:

AND THIS CAT WHO ALMOST RUINED CHRISTMAS:

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But Christmas can never be ruined with The King’s Singers spreading this Joy (to the World):

And now we will all sit down for a Christmas story from this festive ball of fur:

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Prepare your ears for the sublime Jessye Norman soaring above a children’s choir in this gorgeous performance of Silent Night:

And this kitty really likes the Christmas tree:

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Lastly, this is probably my absolute favourite Christmas thing ever so don’t freak out (like this cat):

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If you don’t have 13 minutes spare to listen to this incredible medley then PLEASE just skip forward to 8:30 and enjoy:

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
And don’t forget to enter our competition to win a DVD of Opera Australia’s Turandot from Opera on the Harbour earlier this year. Details on our Facebook page.

Written by Louis Hurley

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