God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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The Articles of Christmas

This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2012, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to find such expression of Christmas greetings/wishes offensive, you are hereby asked to refrain from reading any and all posts on this blog which [Read More…]

Good King Wenceslas (Alex De Pue Arrangement)

Anyone who has gone to this year’s Yuletide Celebration at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis will have heard this arrangement of the classic carol by Alex De Pue, not with hammered dulcimer, but rather orchestrated for and performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with the violin solo part played by Alex’s brother, the ISO [Read More…]

Terrahawks Christmas

Is there anyone else out there who remembers this kids' science fiction TV show from the 1980s? If so, are you as disappointed as I am that the clip ends before Kate Kestral sings “I Believe in Love at Christmas”?   [Read more…]

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A beautiful arrangement for cello and piano. HT Dănuț Mănăstireanu   [Read more…]

Season’s Greetings from the Vaders

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So Inoffensive It’s Offensive?

Hemant Mehta shared the image above of a satirically minimalist and generic holiday display, found (perhaps ironically) on a shoe store which traces its origins to the Book of Genesis. The window display’s attempt to be as generic for the “holidays” as possible reminded me of this cartoon: (subtext) [Read more…]

Dalek Nativity

“For Unto Us a Kaled is Born…“ HT Jeff Carter on Facebook. I am pretty sure that is is the first time I have seen a Dalek kneel…   [Read more…]

Santa Parkour

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Nativity Myths

Frank Viola posted about “Nativity Myths” and “Separating Fact From Fiction in the Nativity Story.” With such promising headings, I clicked through to read the post hopefully, and was disappointed. Although he does a good job of distinguishing between some things that are explicit in the New Testament and others which are later tradition, there [Read More…]


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