December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I have many favorite Christmas carols. My favorite hymn is "O Come O Come Emmanuel". I like it because it lists a lot of Jesus' nicknames and the reason for Christ coming to earth.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
And ransome captive Isreal
That mourns in lonely exile here.
Until the Son of God is here
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

What a great promise! Yet the promise is also yet to come, too.

But for getting kids excited, nothing is better than Miss Piggy's version of "Christmas is Coming".
Christmas is coming.
The geese are getting fat
Please to put a penny in an old man's hat.
If you have no penny, a ha' penny will do.
If you have no ha' penny then God Bless You!

The concept that a half penny (ha' penny) could actually buy something at one point in time is amazing, considering the cheapest candy you can buy today might be five cents, but is typically more like a quarter or more.

Here is another thing I like about Christmas:

JESUS & SANTA CHRISTMAS VIDEO from Barton Damer on Vimeo.


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