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  • This famous Christmas song was written by a Cantor‚Äôs son

    12/24/2015 6:58:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    .jewishjournal.com ^ | Posted on Dec. 18, 2015 at 11:48 am | by Laurence Bergreen
    Irving Berlin, 1906. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.† The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major holidays in popular song.† And the Christmas song had to be the best of all.† Nothing about Los Angeles, where he found himself, reminded him of the Christmases he'd known as a young boy back in New York City. The snow, the cold...
  • What happened to the silly Christmas songs?

    12/17/2015 5:50:31 PM PST · by rey · 96 replies
    We have three radio stations in our are that play Christmas songs all day and another three that play one about every third song. What is interestingly absent are the silly songs like: I want a hippopotamus for Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dec9Jb_Ac4 Dear Santa (a personal favorite, the kid from Yemen wanting a grenade launcher is great): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jtd3GR38wo Or you ain't gettin diddly squat cause you really messed up this year (not that I like it, but it annoys my grand daughter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoINm3ZWlAE along with All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, All the chipmunk songs, Grandma got run...
  • Pavarotti - O Holy Night (Full Album)

    12/25/2014 7:45:34 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | PýshuncKŲ Mart
    Tenor; Pavarotti Album; O Holy Night Year; 1990 1. Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) 00:00 2. Pieta, Signore 04:17 3. Panis Angelicus 12:45 4. Qual Giglio Candido (Parola Quinta) 16:48 5. Ave Maria 21:30 6. Gesu Bambino 26:20 7. Ave Maria 30:52 8. Mille Cherubini in Coro 33:50 9. Agnus Dei 37:55 10. Requiem: Sanctus 41:41 11. Adeste, Fideles 50:52
  • (Vanity) A Rarely Heard Christmas Carol: Where Shepherds Lately Knelt.

    A rarely heard Christmas Carol. 1. Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word, I come in half belief, a pilgrim strangely stirred, but there is room and welcome there for me, but there is room and welcome there for me.2. In that unlikely place I find him as they said: sweet newborn babe, how frail! and in a manger bed, a still, small voice to cry one day for me, a still, small voice to cry one day for me. 3. How should I not have known Isaiah would be there, his prophecies fulfilled? With pounding heart I...
  • They Sang Christmas Carols at an Abortion Clinic, Youíll be Amazed What Happened

    12/22/2014 6:49:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/22/14 | Matt Yonke
    Since 2003, the Pro-Life Action League has held an ďEmpty MangerĒ Christmas caroling day outside abortion clinics in our headquarters city of Chicago and the surrounding area, and Saturday we continued that tradition, visiting eight area facilitiesófive in Chicago and three in DuPage county. Over the years women have occasionally chosen life for their babies when they heard the songs of Christmas outside the abortion facility, and on Saturday four women that we know of cancelled their abortion appointments! Three Babies Saved at Planned Parenthood Aurora The day started outside Planned Parenthoodís Aurora, Illinois mega-center where weíve been caroling since...
  • ĎDo They Know Itís Christmasí Is The Worst Christmas Song Ever

    12/04/2014 6:22:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leslie Loftis
    The worst Christmas song ever isnít actually a Christmas song. Itís just a song that uses Christmas in the hook and was popular when it was released. So Band Aidís ďDo They Know Itís ChristmasĒ gets played every year starting at the end of November. Every year, I think that the awfulness comes in part from the refreshed shock of dreadful lyrics Iíve not heard in 11 months. Instead, my loathing of the song grows through the season and year by year. So as it starts playing on repeatóand the 30th anniversary edition regales us with two versions this seasonóa...
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/27/2014 7:17:39 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 142 replies
    Well, The Season has Begun; and I am 'In The Spirit'! What are your favorite Christmas songs/carols and renditions? Here are some of mine: Oh Come Emmanuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHKo4NmmvRI What Child Is This? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndtAPNUhI4 O Holy NIght: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8 Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4 Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew11VTnWvFs The Holly and the Ivy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3he6J0Bykz4 And finally, for fun, Baby It's Cold Outside! (there are versions of this that I like better, but this is so cute, I couldn't resist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE Seasons Greetings to All! =JT
  • (Vanity) Any radio stations playing Holiday music yet?

    11/01/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 42 replies
    11/1/14 | hoagy62
    Just wondering if anyone's local radio stations are playing Christmas music yet. We have a station up here in Seattle that changed their website format to Christmas at midnight last night. Their on-air music is still 'normal', but they have an online channel of nothing but Christmas music. If they follow tradition, they'll be switching their on-air format on Nov. 15th to all-Christmas...two Fridays before Thanksgiving.
  • A Different Christmas Music Channel

    12/25/2013 11:03:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies
    MPL Radio ^ | Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | Kristinn
    For those tired of hearing the same Christmas songs by the same artists over and over again I have a suggestion.Paul McCartney's music publishing company maintains a free multi-channel online radio that features Christmas music by many artists performing traditional and not-so-traditional songs. What they have in common is the publishing rights are owned by MPL Communications and are offered for licensing with the click of a button.Clicking the source link should take you directly to the Happy Holidays station. Other stations available are the Macca Mix (McCartney solo catalogue), 30s Hits, Rock Classics and Bert Berns. In the past...
  • The 5 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

    12/18/2013 2:15:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 172 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 12/18/13
    With a week to go before the big day, Iíve need to get something off my chest: If I hear Paul McCartneyís ďWonderful ChristmastimeĒ again Iím going to convert to Norse paganism, grab a battle-ax and lay waste to the local all-holiday radio station. The choir of children sing their song! Ding dong! Ding dong! Ding dong! ding AhhhhhhhÖ "SECURITY! A Viking just killed the board op! Save us from the wrath of the Northmen!" The ex-Beatle abomination is number one on my list and I canít even bear to embed the video. But there are other horrifying songs that...
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

    The 12 days of Christmas, absolutely hilarious.
  • David Thibault - Elvis - Blue Christmas

    12/15/2013 5:48:09 PM PST · by South40 · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2013
    Click on pic or here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VwWRpIinxs
  • 16-year-old Elvis impersonator sings Blue Christmas

    12/13/2013 3:24:12 PM PST · by navysealdad · 17 replies
    David Thibault is a 16-year-old French Canadian singer with a very surprising voice. Watch his impressive performance of Elvis Presley's song.
  • Grocery Store Kicks Girls Off Property For Singing Christmas Carols

    12/12/2013 5:59:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    ANCOUVER (CBS Seattle) - Two young girls who were trying to spread holiday cheer were kicked off of a grocery storeís property for singing Christmas carols. Ayla Bascom and Kaitlyn Manseau chose the WinCo near their home to give shoppers ďa warm fuzzy feeling,Ē KATU reported. The girls made a sign stating they didnít want any money and no one went into the store to file a complaint either. Instead, people stopped outside to listen to them sing popular Christmas carols.
  • The Christmas Scale

    12/12/2013 9:04:58 AM PST · by reegs · 4 replies
    Igniter Media ^ | 12/3/2012 | Igniter Media
    It's hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale. (Voice over by Willie Minor.)
  • Romanian Television Station Airs Anti-Semitic Christmas Carol

    12/11/2013 7:19:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 12/12/2013, 12:13 AM | Tova Dvorin
    A Romanian television station is under fire after broadcasting an anti-Semitic Christmas Carol performance earlier in December, according to United Press International. The state-operated TVR3 Verde, a channel directed to rural communities, began broadcasting December 3 with a program that included a Christmas carol with anti-Semitic lyrics. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency revealed the horrific lyrics Wednesday, which include the statements, ďThe kikes, damn kikes, Holy God would not leave the kike alive, neither in heaven nor on earth, only in the chimney as smoke, this is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on...
  • (vanity) Marty's 2013 Christmas Music Playlist is lagging. WON'T YOU HELP...?

    12/10/2013 8:32:57 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 70 replies
    Teh Intartubez | 12/10/13 | marty
    Yes, it's That Time Of Year again. In my neverending quest for Awesome Christmas Music I turn to my fellow FReepers for suggestions. In exchange, here's a link to 25 Days of Free Christmas Music from Amazon.
  • Immersed in the Season: Christmas Songs Through the Ages

    12/07/2013 4:11:23 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 7, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    With plummeting temperatures, the threat and promise of snow, and the turning of pages of the calendar, we are fully into the Christmas season. We hear Christmas hymns and other holiday songs on the radio, in TV commercials, at school and church pageants. But I wonder if we are all sufficiently aware of some of the deep historical meanings behind some of our favorite carols. For example: The Top Five Christmas Songs Associated with Major Historical Events 1: During the long, cold winter of 1979-1980, the Hunt Brothers famously attempted to corner a precious metals market. Remember those days? And...
  • Catholic schools to rally outside abortion clinics across the U.S. this Friday

    12/04/2013 12:54:51 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Dec 03, 2013 | Operation Rescue staff
    Wichita, KS- What started out as the dream of a small Catholic High School class in Beloit, Kansas, has turned into a national pro-life event aimed at activating youth to stand against abortion. This Friday will mark the first Catholic School for Life Rally. Students from St. Johnís Catholic High School in Beliot will travel 2Ĺ hours to Wichita for a rally and prayer outside South Wind Womenís Center, the closest abortion clinic to Beliot as a means of education on the reality of abortion. They will be joined by other Catholic High Schools, including Sacred Heart Catholic School in...
  • Vanity--Spin off of Another Thread--What Is Your Fav Christmas Music?

    11/30/2012 1:43:38 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 100 replies
    Ok, What is your fav Christmas music to get you in the spirit? And to get your mind off of four more years of Satan.
  • Jim Musser picks top holiday CDs

    12/02/2011 10:29:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    12/02/2011 | Jim Musser
    Iowa City Press Citizen is a Gannett paper, link only: http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20111201/GOIOWACITY/312010015/Jim-Musser-picks-top-holiday-CDs?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p
  • Best Advent Hymn

    12/02/2011 2:24:22 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 1, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have published on this Hymn before but want to post on it again at the beginning of Advent in hopes that a few of you who have the influence and ability may see that this hymn in used in your parishes for Advent at some point.For my money the best Advent hymn ever written is Veni Redemptor Gentium (Come Redeemer of the Nations) written by St. Ambrose in the 4th Century.One of the beautiful things about the ancient Latin Hymns is how richly theological they are. Not content to merely describe the event in question, they give sweeping theological...
  • What are the indispensable Christmas carols?

    12/24/2010 9:31:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    Two years ago, I posed the opposite question to Hot Air readers in a burst of Christmas Eve misanthropy, so consider this a long-overdue penance. What Christmas carols simply must be heard in order to make a joyous season more complete? Which specific versions do you like best? For instance, one might love ‚ÄúWhite Christmas‚ÄĚ by Bing Crosby, while detesting the disco version of it (a big thanks to Duane ‚ÄúGeneralissimo‚ÄĚ Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt show for dropping that into a break bed last night). As I mentioned in the post two years ago, you can love ‚ÄúSanta Baby‚ÄĚ...
  • Wis woman jailed for biting off husband's tongue

    12/07/2010 9:23:17 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-7-10 | ap
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. ó A Wisconsin woman is accused of biting off her husband's tongue as he was giving her a good night kiss. Sheboygan (sheh-BOY'-gan) police say the man in his late 70s called authorities about 11 p.m. Monday, but was having trouble speaking. An ambulance was dispatched to the house. Sgt. Terry Meyer says the husband and wife were singing Christmas carols when paramedics arrived. Meyer says the woman, in her late 50s, threw a coffee cup at them.
  • Christmas Carols from the White House

    12/24/2009 9:45:56 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-24-09 | Gerry Ashley
    Including "The First Nobel", "Health Care Bells", and "Obamacare Is Coming To Town".
  • Favorite Christmas Hymns (or carols)?

    12/23/2009 9:25:46 AM PST · by Sopater · 66 replies · 1,389+ views
    12/23/09 | Sopater
    What is your favorite Christmas Hymn?
  • Religion

    12/20/2009 9:06:01 PM PST · by stolinsky · 3 replies · 281+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-21-09 | stolinsky
    Polls reveal that 96% of Americans celebrate Christmas. How is it ďinclusiveĒ to exclude this vast majority? And 90% believe it is the birthday of Jesus. How is it ďtolerantĒ not to tolerate expression of this widely held belief? Liberals claim that our Founders were deists or agnostics who wrote the Constitution to prevent any influence of religion on our public life. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Appeals Court: School district can ban Christmas carols

    11/25/2009 10:52:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 977+ views
    philly.com ^ | 11/25/09 | Inquirer Staff
    The federal appeals court in Philadelphia has upheld a New Jersey school district's ban on religious songs during the Christman holiday season. In their ruling, three judges of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals noted that such songs were once common in public schools, but that times have changed. Michael Stratechuk sued the Maplewood-South Orange School District in 2004, saying the ban violated his two children's First Amendment's freedom of worship rights.
  • What Christmas carols could you do without? (Actually those on this list aren't Carols)

    12/24/2008 11:06:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies · 1,692+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | Dec. 24,2008 | Ed Morrisey
    In this joyous time of year, when Christmas carols ringing from every speaker and cell phone in every retail shop, few of us would voice complaints about the incessantly repeated songs that find our laaaaast nerve Ö and stomp all over it. Donít get me wrong ó I love Christmas carols, but not every one is a gem, and the worst seem to get the most airplay. Iíd be thrilled if I didnít get to hear the following songs for, well, the rest of my life: * Santa Baby (Madonna version): I love the Eartha Kitt original. Itís a cute...
  • (VANITY) Misnomered "Christmas" Carols

    12/20/2008 7:46:40 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies · 1,273+ views
    12/20/08 | Me
    Being the nit-picker I am, it's more occurred to me lately that there are many popular Christmas-time carols that are NOT really "Christmas" if you pay attention. Thought maybe we'd start a run-down of songs that aren't really "Christmas" even though they are treated like it. I have to say this is based on truly POPULAR carols (although nothing wrong with mentioning some that aren't really known) and only on the lyrics I know. 1 category would be totally non-Christmas songs. The 2nd might be "marginal" songs, where perhaps the word "Christmas" is mentioned once, e.g., or some other obvious...
  • Further evidence that Christmas is in trouble...

    12/18/2008 9:41:46 PM PST · by brycemax · 2 replies · 543+ views
    Is Christmas in trouble? It is if your celebration includes music like THIS! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks!!
  • Top ten Carols and things you didn't know about them

    12/10/2007 10:37:26 AM PST · by NYer · 161 replies · 1,987+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 7, 2007 | Joanna Sugden
    The carol, as a religious song for a particular season, dates back to the 13th century but it hit glory days during the next century gaining widespread popularity. Over the following hundred years the carol developed musically and as a literary form in its own right, but was silenced by the Reformation in England and replaced by the metrical Psalm. A resurgence of carols in the 18th century has helped them become the sine qua non of the Christmas season. ‚ÄėHark the Herald Angels Sing‚Äô was penned in 1739 by Charles Wesley, whose brother John founded the Methodist church.The...
  • Pity the Pathetic: The Hate-Bush Crowd Self-Parodies

    09/23/2007 7:14:53 PM PDT · by leebert · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Links to the "Beach Impeach" site were frequent on Dem. Underground last week. As if their Bush-hatred wasn't bad enough, their "christmas carols" page really takes the cake. Where does one start? The misappropriation of Xmas Carols? The misspelling of "Antarctica?" The fact that polar bears don't live in Antarctica? Although the first carol was amusing unschooled piffle, the rest unfortunately are pure Bush-hatred and 9/11 conspiracy-theorist dreck. Must the Dems pander to such pitiful self-demeaning wingnuttery?
  • A Christmas Card to Freepers

    12/18/2006 11:36:27 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 10 replies · 550+ views
    12/2004 | Ashland University Admissions Office
  • Police called to stop carol singing!

    12/14/2006 8:40:34 AM PST · by Leftism is Mentally Deranged · 11 replies · 491+ views
    Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ^ | December 14, 2006 | Bill Donohue
  • What Christmas Song(s) Can You Do Without?

    11/28/2006 9:41:38 AM PST · by TBP · 152 replies · 2,516+ views
    A bit ago, I heard Roger Hedgecock, filling in for Rush, say that "The Twelve Days of Christmas" should be put in the tradsh bin, or words to that effect. I'll freely admit that I could live the rest of my life without "The Little Drummer boy." I agree with Dave Barry's comment that it's a song "that consists entirely fo people standing around saying 'Pum.'" What Christmas songs would you like not to hear again?
  • Anti-Defamation League Offers Schools Guidance for Negotiating the 'December Dilemma'

    12/05/2004 4:36:32 PM PST · by Askel5 · 11 replies · 486+ views
    Anti-Defamation League Offers Schools Guidance for Negotiating the 'December Dilemma' Tue Nov 9, 2:39 PM ET To: National Desk and Education Reporter Contact: Myrna Shinbaum, 212-885-7747, Todd Gutnick, 212-885-7755, both of the Anti-Defamation League NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Each December schools and teachers are confronted with the question of how to approach the holidays without favoring one religious faith over another or making some students feel uncomfortable because their religious background is different from others. To help negotiate this "December dilemma," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) provides public schools and government institutions with materials and information on...
  • The Secret Song For Everyone At Christmas

    12/24/2004 11:03:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 430+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 24, 2004 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    Christmas is illegal over nearly half the globe, notably in those parts dominated by Islam. But closer to home, the ACLU's efforts to drive the holiday from the public consciousness actually represent a crusade (so to speak) with a long pedigree.

    12/22/2004 9:27:37 AM PST · by mware · 34 replies · 6,853+ views
    Brain Candy web site ^ | 12/22/04 | Brain Candy Jokes and humor collection
    Christmas Carol Quiz - Name the carols described in each riddle 1. Oh, member of the round table with missing areas 2. Boulder of the tinkling metal spheres 3. Vehicular homicide was committed on Dad's mom by a precipitous darling 4. Wanted in December: top forward incisors 5. The apartment of two psychiatrists 6. The lad is a diminutive percussionist 7. Sir Lancelot with laryngitis 8. Decorate the entryways 9. Cup-shaped instruments fashioned of a whitish metallic element 10. Oh small Israel urban center 11. Far off in a haybin 12. We are Kong, Lear, and Nat Cole 13. Duodecimal...
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

    12/22/2004 5:14:07 AM PST · by fredhead · 5 replies · 306+ views
    e-mail | 12/22/04 | e-mail
    TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? Today I found out, thanks to the Internet. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church....
  • Christmas Carol Surprises [history and more]

    12/21/2004 8:26:12 AM PST · by sionnsar · 7 replies · 511+ views
    markdroberts.com ^ | 12/21/2004 | The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts
    Table of Contents Part 1 Some Bits of History Part 2 Favorite Christmas Carols Some Bits of HistoryPart 1 in the series ďChristmas Carol SurprisesĒ Posted at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2004Okay, I admit it. I love Christmas carols. I love the way they sound. I love the memories they evoke. And, in many cases, I love the truths they celebrate. So in the next few days Iím going to do a short series on Christmas carols. I promise that it will be informative, fun, and maybe a bit inspirational too. Christmas Carol FunDo you like Christmas carols?...
  • Holiday for Atheists

    12/16/2004 6:03:17 PM PST · by TASMANIANRED · 309 replies · 3,311+ views
    vanity | 12/16/2004 | Tasmanianred
    I have about had it with all the attacks on Christmas, Christmas Trees, Nativity Scenes, Christmas Carols on and on. Do you think we could get them to shut up if we gave Atheists their own day to raise their self esteem. Maybe with their own day they won't be so offended that there are Christians that hold December 25th precious. Give them February 11. It doesn't seem to belong to anyone else. They can give each other bags of hot air. They can have a meal of grouse, sour grapes and toast each other with pickle juice. They can...
  • ACLU Scrooges Get an Earful of Christmas Carols

    12/08/2004 3:18:50 PM PST · by concretebob · 15 replies · 700+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8 December 2004
    It wasn't a silent night for the Scrooges at ACLU, but for a nice change it was a holy night. Christian Wire Service today reported glad tidings: The conservative group Public Advocate of the United States, "not dissuaded from 'bah, humbugs' to groups like the Boy Scouts of America and pro-family Americans in general," sang traditional religious Christmas carols in front of the Washington office of American Civil Liberties Union.

    12/07/2004 7:16:40 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 16 replies · 685+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/7/2004 | Arnold Ahlert
    December 7, 2004 -- "I support the ban on religious music in the schools, because I feel that it makes children, who do not celebrate a particular holiday or have a particular religion . . . uncomfortable." ó A parent from the Maplewood, N.J. school district, which has banned "religious music" in a holiday concert. NO doubt that much of the animus toward religion that permeates public schools is "justified" with the excuse that it makes some people "uncomfortable." But is "discomfort" an educational standard? Are we to refrain from subjecting students to anything uncomfortable? Maplewood, N.J., school policy permits...
  • Snubbed churchgoers make selves heard on every corner (of Denver "Holiday" parade)

    12/04/2004 9:59:56 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 112 replies · 2,454+ views
    Denver News ^ | Dec 4 04 | Montero and Sheeler
    Bruce Bain doesn't attend church regularly, but nothing was going to keep him from showing up on the corner of 17th Street and Tremont Place on Friday night. "How can you have the Parade of Lights without the 'light of the world'?" he asked. "Christmas is a religious holiday." So the 56-year-old Englewood man joined hundreds of Christmas carolers from metro-area churches and sang along the Parade of Lights route. They sang on 15th Street. They sang at Court Place. And they sang at Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street. What they didn't do was raise hell. Yes, it was a...
  • Politically correct Parade of Lights

    12/04/2004 12:58:48 PM PST · by Lesforlife · 18 replies · 1,721+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | December 4, 2004 | Felisa Cardona
    Religious groups sing out at parade Protesters say event being "too politically correct" By fcardona@denverpost.com Felisa Cardona Denver Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 04, 2004 - Steve Schweitzberger carried a basket with a tiny baby Jesus doll inside that had a paper teardrop falling from its eye. The baby came with a sign that read, "It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to." Schweitzberger said he thought the display was appropriate considering religious groups were not allowed to participate in the downtown Parade of Lights this weekend. "I thought it was strange that they would exclude the birthday...
  • Top 10 Christmas Carols (vanity)

    12/02/2004 11:19:15 AM PST · by pissant · 31 replies · 4,702+ views
    Pissant | 12/2/04 | Pissant
    My definitive top 10 best Christmas Carols. Feel free to fill in the 11th thru the nth. Cheers Christ Themed 10. Angels We have Heard on High 9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 8. We three Kings 7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 6. The First Noel 5. Joy to the World 4. What Child is This 3. Oh Come all Ye Faithful 2. Silent Night 1. Oh Holy Night Non-Religious 10. Silver Bells 9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 8. Sleigh Ride 7. Deck the Halls 6. Let it Snow 5. Winter Wonderland 4. I Saw Three Ships...

    11/27/2004 1:43:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 2,653+ views
    In Dickensí classic ďA Christmas Carol,Ē Scrooge wishes that ďevery idiot who goes about with ĎMerry Christmasí on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.Ē Scrooge would make the perfect public-school bureaucrat -- except heíd insist on calling it a holiday pudding, playing ďWinter WonderlandĒ as background music, and doing it all in the name of inclusiveness, sensitivity and church-state separation. In the latest manifestation of what Rabbi Daniel Lapin of Toward Tradition calls ďsecular fundamentalism,Ē the South Orange/Mapplewood, New Jersey School District has banned playing the instrumental...
  • District bans instrumental Christmas carols

    11/17/2004 5:26:11 PM PST · by concretebob · 73 replies · 7,448+ views
    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A school district's long-standing policy banning Christmas songs with religious references is under scrutiny after officials clarified that it includes the prohibition of the performance of instrumental numbers without lyrics. Instead of tunes about Jesus, and even Santa Claus, the 40-member Columbia High School brass ensemble will be limited for the first time to seasonal selections such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Frosty the Snowman," the Newark Star-Ledger reported. Some parents of students in the South Orange/Maplewood School District in New Jersey are perplexed, including Eric Chabrow, whose son plays saxophone in the ensemble. "There needs to be...
  • Soldiersí show brings Christmas spirit to Baghdad

    01/01/2004 6:43:53 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 319+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Dec. 31, 2003
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #031231e †Soldiersí show brings Christmas spirit to Baghdad BAGHDAD, Iraq Ė The holiday season wouldnít be the same without the sounds of caroling and the smiles on the faces of those celebrating the holiday season. The 1st Armored Division Band and Soldiersí Chorus made sure that the soldiers of Task Force 1st Armored Division received their share of holiday tunes. According to Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Morse, 1st Armored Division Band and Soldiersí Chorus commander and conductor, soldiers from around the task force were invited to audition to join the show. The 14 soldiers selected were...