Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer

Courtesy of IO9, here’s the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, which we fans have been eagerly looking forward to… [Read more…]

The Return of Doctor Misterio

We’ve been given the first glimpses of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. It will be called “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.” In other news, Peter Capaldi apparently wants there to be an episode in which the Doctor awakes to find himself the star of Doctor Who… [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who works as a comedy episode throughout most of it, and then as a tender romance towards the end. Whether the combination of the two really works or not is hard to say, but the result was enjoyable even if it didn’t consistently feel believable even by Doctor Who standards – and [Read More…]

Awful/Office Christmas Pun

Did you get it? If not, here is the explanation… GLORIA IN EXCEL SHEETS! (as in “in Excel sheets Deo”…)     [Read more…]

Ayn Rand Christmas Cards

Thanks to the Daily Kos for these. Seeing Rand’s words on Christmas cards seems to make it that much clearer how much her philosophy of unbridled capitalism is diametrically opposed to the teachings of Christianity. Click through for more. [Read more…]

Myrrhy Christmas!

I saw this in the store and had to take a picture of it. Inside the message is that you should be glad you got a gift card. I hope that you received things that you like for Christmas. I certainly did. And if you received an Amazon gift card, please do use this link [Read More…]

Merry Christmas!

It is Christmas, so I will keep this brief. I hope you have a merry Christmas – and even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, I wish you a very happy day!   [NOTE: Please be advised that the holiday greeting above is offered in the spirit of the Articles of Christmas which I have posted [Read More…]

Silent Night (arr. Stephen Paulus)

This arrangement of Silent Night by Stephen Paulus was featured on Performance Today recently, and it is stunningly beautiful and hauntingly moving. And from the same episode of Performance Today, here is advice from Fred Child and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu on how not to have your performance of Silent Night crash and burn towards the end: [Read more…]

Rachel Weeping at Christmas

Someone left a comment on an old blog post I shared on Facebook, saying they thought that the massacre of the innocents was created to depict Jesus as having been predicted by Jeremiah. Here’s what I wrote in response: I doubt that Matthew thought that Jeremiah 31:15 was a prediction about Jesus, or was trying [Read More…]

Whovian Christmas

Jeff Carter offered some Whovian versions of Christmas carol titles. I didn’t think I could do better, so I’ll just link to his list. And as usual, the BBC has some Doctor Who Christmas cards that you can download and print. I particularly like this one (notice the sign on the door):   [Read more…]