In The Bleak Midwinter

The classic carol by Gustav Holst, performed by the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge. [Read more…]

A Very Calvin and Hobbes Christmas

HT Allan Bevere [Read more…]

O Jazzy Christmas Tree

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What They Said

If you can’t beat ’em, repeat ’em – using shorthand! [Read more…]

When Interfaith Gets Beautiful

Mike Bird wrote a post about the connection between Christmas, December 25th, and the “triumph of Christianity over paganism.” Many pagans were less than flattered or impressed. Star Foster, who blogs about her pagan faith here at Patheos, responded with a post “When Interfaith Gets Ugly.” What struck me most was that in her post [Read More…]

O Magnum Mysterium

Morten Lauridsen’s setting: Francis Poulenc’s setting: [Read more…]

Adoration of the Magi by Ottorino Respighi

Two different performances of the second piece from Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano, and the most appropriate for the Christmas season: “Adoration of the Magi.” [Read more…]

Greensleeves by Liz Story

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Bodhisanta

Via Jeffrey Osthoff on Google+ [Read more…]

Controversial Christmas Carols

In groundbreaking but controversial research, historians are challenging this historicity of the account of the arrival of the magi offered in “I Saw Three Ships.” Archaeologist and New Testament scholar Bob Carlung, who has spent his life investigating the historic topography of the Holy Land, said in a recent interview, “It is simply unfeasible that [Read More…]


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