CHRISTMAS 2014: POSTS THAT HARKEN FROM “OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD” — December 24, 2014 UPDATE

Christmas PerspectiveDecember 24, 2014 from Thinking in Christ

Thinking in Christ is a Christian political blog, much like this one.

From The Culture Monk

The Culture Monk uses coffee houses to socialize and people watch. His blog is a journal of his conversations and photographs. Here are several of his recent posts that relate to Christmas.

December 21, 2014 from Voting American

Voting American focuses on old fashion patriotism, and I say old fashion because we have too little of that old fashion Liberalism (i.e., classical) that once provided the ideological foundation of this nation.

Here are some examples.

December 18, 2014 from Always On Watch: Semper Vigilans

I have the day off. Yet even though it is still early in the morning, I am up. Everyone else in my home is still sleeping, but I am an early riser. So here I sit in a warm basement listening to Christmas music, courtesy of a link provided by Always On Watch: Semper Vigilans.

Always On Watch: Semper Vigilans seems to favor an attitude of quiet gratefulness on Christmas. So there selections involve:

December 14, 2014 from Power Plant Men

Power Plant Men is a blog that tells stories about working at a power plant from the perspective a Plant Electrician. And so the Christmas posts are from the perspective of a relatively new occupation, power plant men.

December 13, 2014 from altruistico

altruistico focuses on Christian education, and most posts begin with a question, a question worthy of our consideration.

Here are a couple posts from this year that ask questions about Advent and how the meaning of Advent has changed.

From the perspective of the gifts God offers us, this post, The Ultimate Giver, addresses the meaning of Christmas giving. We need not ask who the Ultimate Giver might be.

Here are a several posts from last year that ask questions about Christmas.

December 12, 2014 from nebraskaenergyobserver

The authors at nebraskaenergyobserver have taken a break here of late.  Here, hoping nebraskaenergyobserver will continue into the future, are some Christmas posts from yesteryear.

December 11, 2014 from bluebird of bitterness

The bluebird features humor, music, and an occasional item that’s just heartwarming. Usually, the focus is politics, but this is December.

Here are some of my favorites from this year.

More to come, hopefully. Here are couple a good ones from last year.

December 10, 2014 from insanitybytes

As the name suggests, insanitybytes is a bit peculiar, but in a good way.

My Christmas Letter satirizes that generic letter that many people send out at Christmas time.  This is something I have mixed feelings about. Some people obviously go overboard, but I expect many people send out that letter because they long to connect with people they miss. So without saying what they really want to say, they pour all their longings into one letter. Unfortunately, one letter send to a dozen people can’t be personal. With one letter that goes to a dozen people, we cannot say “I miss you and wish you were here.” We can’t convince anyone we really mean it. All we can hope is that the people we send that letter to will wish they were here.

Winter Wonderland focuses on the hope that the season brings, and “Forget yourself, I Am” is about the gratitude we should feel.

December 7, 2014 from The Life Project: Finding Clear and Simple Faith

Don Merritt blog goes back several years, and he has quite a few posts that relate to Christmas. Visions of Christmas Past and Visions of Christmas Present relate most readily to the theme of this post.

Other interesting posts included four Christmas Lessons.

Finally, here are some thoughts about how a Christian should participate in Christmas: My Christmas Lament.

December 6, 2014  from Settled In Heaven.

Christ or Santa Claus; Man, am I confused! Here is a post that tells us about the origin of Christmas and what it means to most people today. Other, related posts, include:

If you are interested in reading more about the story of Christmas, check the current list at Settled In Heaven’s Latest Postings.

From Citizen Tom

Over time, life changes us. We can become confused by the changes. So it pays to take the time to look back and try to understand how and why we changed.

When I began this post, I decided to use what I thought was an old Christmas song to begin  it, “Over The River and through The Woods.”

I was surprised what a little research revealed. To say the least, that old song has become a bit commercialized.  Over the River and Through the Wood was a Thanksgiving song by Lydia Maria Child.

With respect to Christmas, what else has changed?

4 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS 2014: POSTS THAT HARKEN FROM “OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD” — December 24, 2014 UPDATE

    1. The news media originated as way advertising products and services and swaying public opinion.

      advertising products and services: Most advertisers have a great deal of interest in the state of our wallet, but they have very little interest in our souls. To such people, Christmas is just a way of selling consumer goods.

      swaying public opinion: I am not certain how much money our government spends on advertising. I am also uncertain just how much of the corporate mass media is owned by folks feeding off the taxpayer and the advantages given to them by federal regulation. However, it is a cinch the corporate news media loves and promotes big government.

      Given the propensities of such people, what kind of stories should we expect?

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