A Christmas Tune for Sandy Hook Elementary

A Christmas Tune for Sandy Hook

by Joe McAvoy (Germany Hill)

I wrote this song on 12-12-12 (originally inspired by the notion of keeping Christ in Christmas). However, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in CT on Friday inspired me to use this song in homage to the children who lost their lives.

Please enjoy the music and consider making a contribution to one of the organizations referenced here. Then share this link on facebook.

Bridgeport Diocese Sandy Hook Fund

Newtown Memorial Fund

Newtown Parent Connection

Newtown Youth & Family Services


11 Responses to “A Christmas Tune for Sandy Hook Elementary”
  1. Christopher Sidoti says:

    What a beautiful, thoughtful and meaningful song. I wish I had sung with you on it. The production and voices are just wonderful! Congratulations and God Bless You and Family! This may become the next great Christmas Carol Classic!
    Best wishes for a Merry Christmas! Love to your wonderful family!
    Yours in Christ,
    Christopher Sidoti

  2. Zak Whiting says:

    As I up to my head in the hectic run around of this Christmas season, thank you for the pause. Thank you for the wonderful reminder and moment to reflect on the truly important aspects of Christmas and life as a whole. Thank you.

  3. jOSEPH,
    God’s blessing on you and the family ,and all of the men of the Six Three Group.
    May your efforts be a comfort to those poor families who have lost their loved ones.
    Merry Christmas,

    • Joe McAvoy says:


      Thanks to you and mom for all of your love, guidance and support! It’s made me the man I am today.

      I love you both more than words can say! Merry Christmas! We’ll see you soon!


  4. Dolly Kowalick says:

    Joe, My applause to you and your back-up family & friends; Your group is like the star that led the maji in the dark night to our awesome redeemer. There is always good that comes from an evil like the Sandy Hook holocaust. Your beautiful musical composition will bring the loveof JESUS and HIS compassion to the hearts of many. GOD bless you in your endeavor to help the devestated Newtown, Conn community. So proud of u.
    Love & blessings, Aunt Dolly

    • Joe McAvoy says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Aunt Dolly! I hope you had a nice Christmas and please know you and Uncle Steve will especially be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.


  5. Gladys Thomas says:

    Joe, I love your inspirational song. Too often in the fast pace of the Christmas season we forget what the true meaning of Christmas is, and the stores are only interested in how much we spend. Blessings to you for this beautiful song. I’m spreading it around out here in Oklahoma and of course all the states where my family is scattered. I liked the pictures too.
    Love, Gladys Thomas

  6. How lovely and different – Happy Birthday Jesus!!! Hope you submit this a million places so many, many more ears will hear this warm, uplifting piece of magic. Barb

  7. Charlie McKelvey says:

    Love the song! Awesome job.

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