The Sith Who Stole Christmas

I shared this last year and then forgot about it for a year, as we do with most things Christmasy. Whether it is your first time or your hundredth time seeing this, I think you’ll enjoy this Star Wars/Dr. Seuss mash-up. And I feel like I had better get started sharing some of these classics [Read More…]

Three Wise Women

Via my wife   [Read more…]

Almost Christmas Time Is Here

The title will probably attract grammar nazis in large numbers. But the wording is intention, indicating that what I play in the video below is almost “Christmas Time Is Here,” the classic jazz piece by Vince Guaraldi from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Alas, it is a bit rusty (I don’t play it that often apart [Read More…]

Auto-Correct Christmas

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The Tenth Annual Attempt to Undermine Christianity at Christmas

Liberty Counsel and the American Family Association have posted their Tenth Annual “Naughty and Nice” list, encouraging Christians to shop at stores that wish them a Merry Christmas rather than a mere “Happy Holidays.” Am I the only one who remembers a time, not so long ago, when Christians thought that their goal should be to being [Read More…]

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Music

As Thanksgiving has passed, we have reached the time of year for holiday music – including but not limited to Christian music. And so let me herald the arrival of that season with a classic: “Vader Did You Know?”   [Read more…]

God and Santa

I thought the video below was a clever challenge to the notion of God as an oversized Santa. I’d say, from my own perspective, that it doesn’t go far enough in moving away from anthropomorphism altogether. But it may be helpful in getting those whose idea of God is one particularly crass form of big [Read More…]

Happy Black Thursday

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. The name of the holiday is self-explanatory – or it should be. But in fact, it sits oddly beside the custom of “celebrating” Black Friday – i.e. making the day after Thanksgiving a day of special sales in which people have been trampled to death trying to get [Read More…]

Doctor Who Christmas Special Prequel and Trailer

Now that I am back from the conference I was attending this weekend, I could finally watch the Children in Need Doctor Who minisode, which is also the prequel to this year’s Christmas special. It is called “The Great Detective,” and it is followed by this trailer for the Christmas special itself, “The Snowmen“: [Read more…]

Crowdsourcing the Best of Recent Science Fiction

I’ve been asked if I can come up with a list of the best recent science fiction books for publication in November, as a sort of Christmas shopping list. I am very conscious that I have lagged behind in my reading of fiction, even in this beloved genre, and am worried that something may have [Read More…]