I thought I should write something about Christmas here on my blog. I mean it's only a four days away, and millions of people are already celebrating the Christmas 'season'. The decorations are up in the streets, carols are playing through the stores, cards fill the letterbox, and presents are being wrapped.
To be honest, though, I couldn't really be bothered. There, I've said it. What a grinch.
|Adoration of the Shepherds by Charles Le Brun|
But don't worry! When a person [like me] realises that something has become clichéd, they're on the way to re-discovering it's power and originality! (Seriously. I mean, it's the first step, right?)
So please bear with me as a re-discover what made the Christmas story a world-wide 'best-seller'.
While we're on that subjects, here's something which I found in my inbox this morning - a new Christmas song.
While at the mall a couple of years ago, my then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? My sister mentioned this to my dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes.
It's just amazing - listen to it here. There is a gorgeous music video too which already has over 1.5 million views on YouTube!
|Anno Domini Edwin Long 1883|