dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
Right, I’ve spent far too much time lately being reasonable. Now I get to be bitchy.

I believe it’s sacrilegious to be offended by this version of the nativity. Jesus’ death is a necessary condition of salvation. Humanity can only be saved because Jesus became human and died. For Jesus to have a human death, he had to have a human birth. Those who prefer to think of Jesus coming out of Mary’s vagina floating on an illuminated cloud are denying Jesus’ human birth. They are thereby denying Jesus’ human death. If Jesus didn’t have a human death, then no one is saved. The people who are offended by this video are condemning is all to suffer in Hell for all eternity.


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Leslie and I have a holiday tradition of watching Love Actually.


Arlington, Christmas Day, 2013: Captain America’s holiday message, "Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. And to those who observe some other tradition, I wish you peace and joy and light.” makes him a traitor in the war against Christmas (at least according to some). I like it because it both honors diversity and mentions the new Wiccan grave markers at Arlington cemetery.

When I posted “The Christians and the Pagans”, Mary Jane commented that it’s her favorite holiday tune. This is mine.


My favorite Christmas carol for these lines “Fall on your knees. Oh hear the angel voices.” So overwhelmed that your legs can’t hold you up; what a glorious image.



dragonyphoenix: Francine from Strangers in Paradise (Francine)
I’ve been reading about British Christmas traditions and came across the Advent Candle, one variation of which is to light one candle on Dec 1st, two on Dec 2nd, and so forth through Christmas Eve. (Apparently you get large candles and burn them only a bit each day because otherwise you’d be buying a heck of a lot of candles!) I started on the 18th so I’ll be up to only seven candles by Christmas Eve this year.

Presumably not a lot of people do this, but I thought it’d be a lovely winter solstice tradition. Or it might work nicely in a ritual. Start with one candle. Light the four quarter candles off from that. Then light other candles (each person could be holding a candle or there could be candles at the edge of the room) and watch the light grow. ;-)

Solstice!

Dec. 21st, 2015 09:03 am
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
Here on the east coast, the solstice occurs this evening about a dozen minutes before midnight.



This poem shown in this vid is so perfect for the winter solstice.


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... but Louis Armstrong and Annie Lennox are good too!

Louis Armstrong “Zat You, Santa Claus”


All I Want for Christmas is Rupert Giles


Annie Lennox “Angels From the Realms of Glory”. Amazing harmonies, so rich and full.
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
We are definitely into the risqué end of the Sexy Santa songs.

Alaska, Courtney Act, & William “Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man)”: Yes this is the third version of The Weather Girls’ “Dear Santa”. What can I say? These three ladies do a kick-ass version and I really, really want this message to get through to Santa. ;-)


I know the song’s from a commercial, but I think this vid is hilarious.


Pansy Division’s “Homo Christmas”. Definitely not work-safe.
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Since the weather today is crappy and poor Dad’s driving home in a rainstorm, another vid of The Weather Girls singing “Dear Santa” - although that whole black and red cape dance has me thinking of vampires.


And on the Geeky list, more Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with a little Angel thrown in, with Cordelia’s Christmas Wish.


And at the library today I found Annie Lennox’s Christmas album so … “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)

Today’s song crosses over both the Christmas Blues and the Geeky Christmas lists. In fact, this is the song that started the Geeky Christmas list. As I was searching for Christmas Blues tunes, I ran across the Weather Girls’ “Dear Santa” used in this Stargate: Atlantis fanvid.
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
My Dad is a big Pogo fan. This song is Pogo’s take on the carol. Deck Us All With Boston Charlie


Another take on Deck Us All With Boston Charlie:


Buffy/Spike “Our Love Will Dry Out On Christmas”
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Since Dad’s here and this is his favorite Christmas tune, I give you Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudolph Run”


And from Cabin Pressure, “Get Dressed You Merry Gentlemen” because I want to share it with Dad
dragonyphoenix: Death as the Hogfather (santa muerte)
Amos Milburn “Let’s Make Christmas Merry Baby” Mmmm, this is lovely.


Apparently cross-overs with Mr. Grinch is a thing: Star Wars
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
“I’ve Got Some Presents for Santa”, sung by Mary Frances, crosses over into both the Sexy Santa and Geeky Christmas lists. It’s written by Bill Mumy - Will Robinson from Lost in Space.


How the Loki-Grinch Stole Christmas
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
Charles Brown “Merry Christmas Baby”


Nico the Vampire Santa Slayer. I think the key question here is "Say, you all didn't happen to do a bunch of drugs, did ya?”
dragonyphoenix: Death as the Hogfather (santa muerte)
Another suggestive sexy Santa song: Ella Fitzgerald “Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney”


Bones; The Calling “Carol of the Bells”
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
The Youngsters “Christmas in Jail”


Buffy the Vampire Slayer; “Merry Christmas Everyone”. Sadly, I have no idea who sings this. The vid just doesn’t say, which is too bad because it’s a nice song.
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