Monday, December 8, 2014

A Duggar Christmas Recital

This evening, Jill and Derick Dillard had Jessa and Ben Seewald over for a double dinner date. The newlywed couples enjoyed chatting as they chowed down on beans and cornbread

Jill and Derick Dillard 
Jessa and Ben Seewald

After the meal, Jill and Jessa took their husbands over to their family's house to watch the Christmas recital put on by several of the Duggar kids. 

Christmas recital at the Duggar house

Jedidiah, Joy-Anna, and Jeremiah performed "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."

 Jedidiah Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, Jeremiah Duggar

Justin, James, and Jason, accompanied by Mandie Query, played "Pat-A-Pan," a French Christmas carol.
 Justin Duggar, James Duggar, Jason Duggar

Mandie Query joined Joy-Anna Duggar for a piano duet called "Duet Fantasy on Jingle Bells."

Mandie Query and Joy-Anna Duggar

Flashback! The Duggar kids have been playing Christmas recitals for most of their lives. Here are a couple pictures from the 2010 Springdale Music Club Piano Ensemble Performance.

 Jinger Duggar, Joy Duggar, Jedidiah Duggar,
 Jason Duggar, Jeremiah Duggar, Josiah Duggar

Jeremiah Duggar, Joy Duggar, Jason Duggar, Josiah Duggar, Jedidiah Duggar

40 comments:

  1. My family does a Christmas recital also. We do it at my Grandma's retirement home. (:

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  2. Looks like a wonderful time and a great way to share in celebration of the Christmas season.

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  3. Wow!!!!! They are getting to be so musically talented! :) They are growing in the gifts God has blessed them with! :) Our family of four players has been given the musical talent too!!!! Isn't it neat how we can use our gifts during the Christmas season to share the love of Christ with people?!!! Way to go Duggars!!!!!! Great job performing! :) You are a wonderful example of Jesus to others!!!!!!!!!
    Love in Jesus,
    Grace

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  4. In the last 2 photo's joy looks so much like hannie does now! Happy Christmas!

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  5. Excellent Photos Lily and Ellie. Good to see a photo of the newly married Dillards and Seewalds. Hopefully this will help squash the latest rumors that the Dillards and Seewalds aren't talking. Last week it was the false rumors about Jana Duggar and Tim Tebow, Before that it was apparently a scandal for the newly weds to kiss. ( One wonders how the media brain storms these ideas up and actually then seeks to publish them ! ) Before this the Duggar family was under fire for their stance on Marriage. It seems that the media will go to any length to publish a story with out regard to the truth - and to the expense of this family and in the long run themselves. Keep up the Good work with the factual stories Lily and Ellie. Well I hope this family - or should I say families newer and more seasoned have a Very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your families too Lily and Ellie !

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  6. Just thinking.. since Jill had Jessa over , I wonder if Jessa took a pregnancy test there? They seem to go to a family member's house to test , so you never know!

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    1. Why does every comment rotate around pregnancy? Every child is a gift from God and all the couples are married.

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    2. Why does every question have to involve pregnancy. All are married couples.

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  7. Glad to see Ben and Jess again!

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  8. Lily and Ellie where are the Seewalds living at. Did they bough a home? Rent? Next to to jessa's parents? What state? Just a curious follower hope you can answer

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    1. I have know clue who lily and Ellie are would somebody help out

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  9. With all the gossip over jill and jessa in a "feud" glad to see this pic!!

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  10. What gossip? What fued? Do tell!

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  11. Are Lily and Ellie still in charge of this blog, or are the Duggars doing it now?

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  12. Jill and Jessa look so happy as newlyweds! God Bless You Duggars!!!

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  13. Nice to see the sisters and their husbands enjoying a meal and family time. Since 2010 the Duggar kids have really grown up. Thanks for sharing your family's photos. Beautiful family!

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  14. Haha I like the look on Joy's face. Such wonderful family. May god bless them.

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  15. So Jessa does not live in Jill's basement?

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    1. NO she does not. That is really a rude comment.

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  16. god bluess you merry duggars
    let nothing you dismay
    remenber christ our savior was born christmas
    to save all from savoir power when he gonna
    stray oh tingings of comfort and joy
    oh tidings of comort and joy

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  17. I am Jewish and wish I had a family evening like the Duggars.

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  18. Love the Dugger family, wish their Christmas recital was on t.v.....miss watching them when they are off...

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  19. Anonymous #7. I feel kinda bad asking, but where can I find stuff about the gossip and the feud?

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  20. What a great way to celebrate Christmas!! Love it!!

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  21. What happend to my comme t lily and ellie i had a questio. About jessa

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  22. Beans and cornbread. Is this southern cooking?

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  23. Do the Duggars practice the tradition of santa?

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  24. To anonymous 14 who said you're Jewish-so am I, and I just want to tell you your richest treasures are in your own backyard! Judaism is replete with family evenings and special experiences...I invite you to explore aish.com which is a fascinating website with everything Jewish under one roof! The Duggars and their extraordinary family were actually written up on the site a while back...that is how I came to know about them and I'm hooked ever since! May you find peace and fulfillment in your beautiful birthright and heritage. Happy Chanukah! and all the best to the Duggars and their G-dly family!

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  25. Interview with Gil and Kelly Bates regarding their upcoming TV show.

    http://www.cbn.com/tv/3930251684001

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  26. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 8,

    Jessa and Ben have decided to keep their location under wraps for now, but you can be sure that when/if they announce where they are living, we will share the details. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  27. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 11,

    We run the blog on the Duggars' behalf. :)

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

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  28. Anonymous #25- no, this is NOT southern cooking in the least. It's called "tight budget newlywed cooking" and nothing more. I live in the south and can tell you that is more of side dish than an actual meal when served and usually only at a BBQ (which is NOT grilling and it involves slow smoke and low temps for a long period of time over several hours to do). Typical southern homes don't cook too much different than other places. We just have a few things that are more regional to the south that you can't find in other places.

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  29. @Anonymous Lily and Ellie are two wonderful women who are members of the Bates family, friends of the Duggars, who also have 19 children.

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  30. It's good to see positive comments. "let those without sin cast the first stone. I am not replying to any particular blog here. I am sick to death of all the negative and the Dullards being put off the air. I so looked forward to their program. Such a relief from the trash, including our president, that we are exposed to hour after hour after hour - TLC has it's own garbage. Thanks Lily and Ellie. YEP, I am a 'southern Belle' by name and heritage. PUT DUGGARS BACK ON. NB

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  31. Merry christmas to the duggar family

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  32. We love your show and miss watching your show!! My dream is to one day meet the Duggars!

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  33. wow i want your book

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