Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview

I was so delighted to see this snippet of the Doctor Who Christmas special, courtesy of IO9. The Doctor, Clara, and Santa, will all be back, together with a couple of elves! [Read more...]

It’s Official

Today’s Speed Bump cartoon. [Read more...]

I Believe in Easter Bunnies

I actually had the vague idea for this song last year, when it was snowy around Easter time. Today, as it is snowing outside again, and I have a cold for the third time in a row, I felt the need to finish writing the words and record it. I am sure that if I [Read More...]

The Mood of Christmas

Via Kissing Fish on Facebook   [Read more...]

Away Team in a Manger

A blog commenter¬†as well as someone on Twitter drew my attention to the #SciFiXmas hashtag that had been trending on Twitter. There were some clever mash-ups of science fiction names and titles with Christmas carols and other such things. One of my favorites was “Away Team in a Manger.” Not surprisingly, there have been several [Read More...]

Merry X-Mas

Via Thom Stark on Facebook   [Read more...]

A Very Hitchcock Christmas

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Happy Jesus’ and Newton’s Birthdays!

The odds are slim that Jesus was born on December 25th. But sometimes we commemorate the birth of someone on a day other than the one on which they were actually born – it isn't a big deal. And others' birthdays really do fall on this day, such as Isaac Newton's. And so whoever's birthday [Read More...]

Christmas: Damage Control or Outcast Inclusion?

Johnny Walker drew attention to one view of the Christmas stories in the Gospels that is heard about less often in churches: that they were an attempt at damage control, to cover up or distract from stories about Mary having been raped by a Roman soldier or simply having gotten pregnant without being married. Michael [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

To all readers of this blog, I wish you a very merry Christmas! [Read more...]

Critical Christmas Carols from Horrible Histories

While I intended for the series “Critical Christmas Carols” to offer my own creations, there’s no need to ignore those that others have produced. IO9 shared these videos from Horrible Histories: For those who are interested, it seems that the entire Christmas episode can be watched online: [Read more...]


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