“The Time is Now! The Day is Here!”

Things I have attended at midnight this year: The Hunger GamesThe AvengersThe Dark Knight RisesThe Hobbit, and Mass (the first time I’ve ever attended Mass at Christmas, in fact).  But, today, one family tradition is unchanged by my conversion.  If it’s Christmas, it’s time for Chinese food and a movie.  And I hope I don’t have to tell any of you which movie it’s going to be.

A few weeks ago, I was feeling a little crestfallen that I didn’t have any friends who were likely to invite me to join a Les Mis flashmob in the run up to the film’s release.  But then I remembered the wise words of Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson:

And I coordinated one myself.  We practiced for an hour in a park outside Union Station, and then we swung into action.  And I’ll bet you can guess which part I reserved for myself.

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And can I just add that the reason I really like doing choreo is because I love spatial reasoning.

About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011. She works as an Editorial Assistant at The American Conservative by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at www.patheos.com/blogs/unequallyyoked. She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."

  • http://witheagerfeet.wordpress.com Ink

    Showed this to my sister, who was part of the chorus in a concert version; she appreciated you as Javert and says your Marius was fantastic. Well done!

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  • deiseach

    This is great :-) I would never have the nerve to sing in public like that (not that I can even sing in the first place).

    Happy St. Stephen’s Day to everyone (perfect opportunity to sing “Good King Wenceslas” since today is the feast of Stephen)!

    In Ireland, it is also the day to “go on the wran”; an old custom that has fallen into abeyance, although it is being revived in the past couple of years.

  • http://bensix.wordpress.com BenSix

    Very good! The only flashmob I have ever been a part of – which will only be comprehensible to fans of Britcoms – was made a million times better by the fact that the bloke who had been preaching nearby continued without a pause.

  • Noe

    There’s a big makhloket if the Chinese/Movie obligation is Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (there seems to be no obligation in Israel at all), but I think the bigger issue is if you’re yotzei doing Indian.

  • Bev

    Beautiful, ESP. Considering the omplicated harmonic changes. Bravo!

    FROM A CONVERTING EX-Protestant


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