Greg’s Note: The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah is a Christmas classic,

although I never quite understood why as it refers to the second coming of Christ

and not his birth. Regardless, it is still a great song. The video below has already

been making its rounds on the social networks, but I am posting it again here

for those who may not yet have seen it. I hope it brings a smile to your face. I

know it did mine! Enjoy.

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

P.S. When Handel’s Messiah was first performed for King George of England, the

king stood during the Hallelujah Chorus (perhaps thinking it was over?), which

began the tradition of standing during live performances of the song; a tradition

which continues to this day. Notice that several of the bystanders seem to be aware

of this tradition and stand up from their seats once they realize what is going on.