Saturday, December 17

Miscellaneous Christmas Items: Christmas Music, Seryn, and a Provocative Christmas ad


Christmas tends to feature some of our favorite music. My favorite songs have always been Joy to the Word and Silent Night, and I love listening to the Messiah. But there are so many that I love. But there is also some bad Christmas music. I know this is a matter of taste, but you can keep your Little Drummer Boy and Away in the Manger. So what songs are your favorites? And least favorites?


Here is a list of 11 Christmas songs that never took off. It won’t take you long to figure out why.


A few days ago I mentioned a new favorite band – Seryn. They have a new Christmas album. You can check it out here.


St. Matthews-in-the-City Church in Auckland, New Zealand has a history of putting up memorable billboards around Christmas time. Here is this year’s ad – not quite as provocative as some years, but still enough to make you stop and think. Of course, their stated goal is to move beyond the “sentimental and trite” and “spark thought and conversation.” What is your response to the ad? Does it accomplish their goal? Is it too much?

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