Merry Christmas, all y’all!

Have a glorious Feast of the Incarnation! I will be fairly scarce over the Holidays but will try to check in now and then! God bless you for reading my stuff and may you and all your have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! [Read more…]

And another tale of Christmas cheer from Canada

Inmates in Yellowknife, Fort Smith spread Christmas cheer Offenders shovel seniors’ properties, deliver hampers and adopt families in need “There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew: “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of [Read More…]

Here’s a lovely Christmas Story

A Muslim family goes out for dinner on Christmas Eve in Augusta, Georgia. When the bill arrived, it came with a note: “Paid. Merry Christmas, beautiful family.” That’s the key to authentic Christian love. We are to love people, not because they are Christian, but because we are. [Read more…]

More Beautiful Christmas Music!

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Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

Some beautiful Christmas poetry for a feast that deserves high poetry. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas!

For more background on this deeply biblical work and the rest Everett Patterson’s work, go here. [Read more…]

The House of Christmas

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand Than the square stones of Rome. For men are homesick in [Read More…]

Tolkien for Christmas

The blunder of Evangelical Atheism is not that it thinks Christmas is a fairy tale, but that it thinks fairy tales are untrue. Mythopoeia by J.R.R. Tolkien To one [C.S. Lewis] who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though ‘breathed through silver’. Philomythus to Misomythus You look at trees and label them just so, (for [Read More…]

The Ten Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time

A Canadian Christmas with David Cronenberg (1986) A Muppet Christmas with Zbigniew Brzezinski (1978) An Algonquin Round Table Christmas (1927) Ayn Rand’s A Selfish Christmas (1951) Bob & Carol & Ted & Santa (1973) Christmas with the Nuge (2002) Noam Chomsky: Deconstructing Christmas (1998) The Lost Star Trek Christmas Episode: “A Most Illogical Holiday” (1968) [Read More…]

Sara Stevens

A reader writes: I came across your blog and wanted to get someone on your radar, who I think would be the perfect addition to your blog in light of this wonderful Christmas season. I work with a young pop opera vocalist named [Read more…]