The Bates Family

Merry Christmas!

by Kelly on December 24, 2012

Erin & Tori Bates playing “Silent Night/ O Holy Night”

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     We love this time of year…

The celebration of Christ’s birth, Christmas music, fellowship with friends and family, hot chocolate by the fireplace!!

We pray Christ will be the “Reason for the Season” in   your home this year!   

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brittani December 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Hi Bates Family, Merry Christmas
and happy new years when it gets here.

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Jen December 26, 2012 at 2:42 am

Merry Christmas!

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#2batesfan! December 26, 2012 at 3:02 am

Hi Bates Family! I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas! and to Tori you did a wonderful job playing Silent Night and I am soooooooo sooooooo soooooooo sorry I missed your Birthday!!!! I don’t know how I could forget!! did you have a good one? is it fun to be seventeen? :) we will be the same age again in six months!yay! love you guys! Merry Christmas! :)

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Maggie December 26, 2012 at 6:26 am

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

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rw December 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Merry Christmas Bates Family!!! I hope you had a wonderful one! I hope you share pictures from your wonderful day.

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rw December 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

By the way nice job well done by Erin and Tori…:-)

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Linda December 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hi Bates Family, merry chrismas and happy new year , God Bless you and your family.

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Linda December 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm

hi mery christmas and happy new year.

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Linda ann December 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Hi Happy holidays bates family

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Rachael December 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Merry Christmas.

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Grace Shiflett December 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Much blessing for the New Year!
Love,
Grace
P.S. Enjoyed the music video!

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Ruthie December 27, 2012 at 12:38 am

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! And wish you a very blessed New Year! Missed the updates and hope all is well with the family :)

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JenniferL December 27, 2012 at 1:52 am

I hope you all had a blessed and merry Christmas! :)

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Robyn Wilson December 27, 2012 at 2:15 am

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing the beautiful music your girls did! God bless you all!

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Alison December 27, 2012 at 2:46 am

Truly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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Jennifer B (Australia) December 27, 2012 at 6:35 am

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and peace, happiness and many blessings in the New Year.

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Elijah December 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

very nice

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Jody December 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Wow! That was amazing! Hello Bates family! We are a family in Athens, TN not far from you and your insurance agent MB, has told us about your wonderful family. I am just now finding your blog and checking it out. I would tell you about our family (of only 6!), but you can check out our blog at farmfaithfamily.blogspot.com or my girls at threemaidens.blogspot.com or my daughter’s at sarah-plainandaverage.blogspot.com IF you want to MEET us! We LOVE music as well so we will be looking at your blog a bit more in the days to come. We pray your family had a blessed and a very Merry Christ-filled CHRISTmas this year!
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

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Linda December 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Hi merry christmas and happy new year is great this year.

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Connie K December 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

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Emily December 28, 2012 at 1:28 am

Hi Bates family! I hope ya’ll had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New Year. God bless!

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Mitzi LaRenza Borum December 28, 2012 at 3:43 am

What a blessing to see young people use the talents God has given them to bring Him glory! So many use their talents to glorify themselves. Keep serving the Lord girls and God will certainly bless you!

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Sue from Lititz, Pa December 28, 2012 at 3:55 am

Thank you so much for that performance from your hearts. What a beautiful gift for the Christ child for His birth. Thank you to your whole family and for their ever reaching ministry. Families are so important emphasized by God’s son being born into one. We were blessed to have 6 of our seven children, spouses of those who are married and 9 grandchildren together spending the day of peace and joy. Our youngest son is in the Navy. Our first Christmas apart, yet we celebrate and are proud of his choice. The highlight of my day is reading the Christmas story to the grandchildren. God bless! Sue

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rufus December 28, 2012 at 5:16 am

Merry Christmas and happy new year to your family hope the blog is updated always with recent happenings

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Mrs. B December 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Merry Christmas, Bates family (even though its after the 25th). And Happy New Year!
I agree, while keeping up with technology is important, it’s good to be able to work with what works for you! It’s just good to see you posting again.

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Denise December 29, 2012 at 3:58 am

Happy New Years!! Just loved Tori and Erin playing, it was so beautiful!!

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Pam A. December 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Erin and Tori performed beautifully! May God bless all of you in the new year.

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Carolyn Bassett December 30, 2012 at 12:45 am

Wishing y’all a happy New Year! We love hearing about your family. We care about y’all, and wish you the best. You have been so edifying for us.

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Beanie December 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

A late Happy Birthday to Tori and one to Zach today! :) Hope all’s well and good at y’all’s house! :)

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jw December 31, 2012 at 5:21 am

Incredible, we love your story and are a true inspiration to our family

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rw December 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Wanted to wish The Bates Family. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating your New Years, and have a great coming year. :-)

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Alice Hull January 2, 2013 at 3:59 am

Dear All,
Happy birthday to Gil, May Jesus be near all year and have the best year yet! Wished the same for our son Eric also born on this day 44 years ago! God is good even though I have Shingles!!

Love, Alice

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Christy January 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Beautiful. Merry Christmas and happy new year !

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dobry leasing January 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

O_o – I searched and found it. Thanks for the post. George Logan

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Chad January 3, 2013 at 12:21 am

Love y’all!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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Kimberly January 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

God bless you and your Kelly.2013 is going to be a wonderful year. God has plans for my husband and myself and for your family.God is so great and is always first in both of our lives.

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Melissa January 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

LOVED the video of them playing Silent Night. Just beautiful… ty for sharing.

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Amy January 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Have they considered doing a Christmas album to add to their repetoire? We would love that!

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Nikki January 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Beautiful!! What wonderful talent to use for the Lord.

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Missy February 13, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I’m still hoping Erin will do a Christmas CD. I have both of her CD’s and have enjoyed them and been blessed by them so much. The video was wonderful and both girls are very talented.
Blessings to your family!

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Kelly February 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Dear Missy,
She’s saving her money now and hoping to make a Christmas one this year! Love, Kelly

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Bev February 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Are you going to film any more TV shows?

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Vickie Watkins October 11, 2013 at 1:55 am

Hello Gil And Kelly just a short i looks like we mighet get to come to the wedding please call me and let me know about how long it will take to drive it and dicrece to the chruch. love ya, vickie and Buckey

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Kelly October 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Dear Vickie,
From Anderson, the trip should take about 4 hours. Love, Kelly

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Tee January 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Mercy, I could have listened to that all day. The Lord God has given your daughters a tremendous talent and it’s so wonderful to see them use it to honor Him!

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