Of course the first thing I do is try to find the right song. I do an informal poll and ask a lot of people what is their favorite Christmas song. After that I listen to as many versions of the song I can. I used to use Musicmatch but now I use Rhapsody to listen to a song on demand. Once I find the right one I buy the song. I may end up editing the song for length. I'll use Audacity for the editor.
After the song is picked out I 'Map' out the song. This usually means I listen to the song and just write out the time in minutes and second of all the phrases in the song. For example:
1.05 Jesus oh what a wonderful child
Then I put in brackets what I think might look good there.
1.05 Jesus oh what a wonderful child [bring up manger scene]
1.10 Wonderful [light baby Jesus up]
Next step is to start writing the sequence for it in a software package called LightORama
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