I can’t imagine celebrating Christmas without music. These joyous illustrations come from On Christmas Day in the Morning! a book of carols gathered by music educator and founder of Christmas Revels John Langstaff. The witty pictures were created by Antony Groves-Raines, an Irish artist especially known for his advertising work for the Guinness company. To get in the spirit while you look at the pictures, listen to Orla Fallon’s rendition as you scroll down.
As the revels end, the angels pack up their instruments, climb what must be Jacob’s stepladder, and bid us adieu.