Occupy the Nativity (Feline Edition)

Via Hemant Mehta I learned that cats have occupied creches in Brooklyn. They also seem to have removed Jesus in order to make room for themselves! If refrains of “Put Christ Back In Christmas” were ever appropriate, this might be it. And given that cats are atheists (except for the ones who hold ancient Egyptian [Read More...]

Slap the Heretic

Jeff Carter has composed a more authentic Christmas carol than most, about the historical St. Nicholas and what he was actually famous for. Enjoy!   [Read more...]

Better in 7/8 Time

Many things are better in 7/8 time. Here’s “Sleigh Ride”: And here’s “Good King Wenceslas”: The latter video I’ve shared before – the arrangement and fiddle playing are by Alex de Pue, brother of Zach de Pue, who is the concertmaster of the Indianapolist Symphony Orchestra, as well as a member of Time for Three. [Read more...]

Silent Monks Sing The Hallelujah Chorus

Apparently taking a vow of silence doesn’t need to prevent you from participating in Christmas music. I think I missed this when it first circulated a few years ago, and so I am glad that it came my way on Facebook today. Enjoy! [Read more...]

If Someone Wishes You…

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Christmas Trees in the Bible

The above image is from a post by J. M. Green that focuses on precisely what the image illustrates: the problematic nature of prooftexting and appeals to texts as allegedly predictions of later things. Jeremiah 10:2-4 reads (in the version that most people who oppose Christmas trees would likely quote): Thus saith the Lord, Learn not [Read More...]

Send Christmas Cards Like a Time Traveler Day

Jim Davila reminded me tomorrow that I needed to go back in time to today to wish you all a Happy Pretend You are a Time Traveler Day. And what better way to do that than to point out that the BBC has made some free printable Doctor Who Christmas cards available on their website. [Read More...]

Star Wars Christmas Cards and Decorations

P. J. McQuade recently shared a number of new Star Wars Christmas cards. Click through to browse them. [Read more...]

Silence Night

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Angels We Have Heard Inside and Outside a Piano

HT Cate Pickens and many others who’ve shared this recently. [Read more...]

Critical Christmas Carols: O Little Town Of Nazareth

Having written a song that appreciates the traditional Christmas story as story, I feel like I need to counterbalance it with some other songs which take into account historical criticism and other scholarly methods and their conclusions. I have a few ideas already for new lyrics to traditional Christmas songs – and so let me [Read More...]


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