Elf Nog & Vids & Festivality

Seasonally Appropriate Greetings From BinkLand:

Merry Christmas to all & sundry from us Binkses to youse & yours, this Christes Mass AD2010, wherever you are. Thanks to you all for another year of your readership, e-mail, support, and in the AD2011 just ahead.

Yes, once the busyness of The Day eases up, I’ll be back to regular newsing–plus 12 Days of ongoing X-Mas linkeries, even unto January 5th, the Eve of Olde Christmas (Epiphany).

Your Elf,


~ SUPPORT our friend, Andrew Lawton; We would like to thank all of the people who have been praying for Andrew …. (walker, strictlyright)

~ BABY STEPS in the right direction: Andrew Lawton Update; Pep Rally for Andrew Lawton …. (girlontheright.com)

The C-Word-Mass

“Make ready, O Bethlehem, for Eden is opened. Prepare, O Ephratha, for Adam and Eve are renewed. Salvation enters the world and the curse is destroyed. Make ready, O hearts of righteous men! Instead of myrrh, bring songs as an offering of wisdom. Receive salvation and immortality for your bodies and your souls. Behold, the Master who lays in a manger Urges us to complete our spiritual songs. Let us cry to Him without ceasing: O Lord, glory to Thee.”

(Orthodox Hymns of the Prefeast of Christmas)

Fernando Ortega – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

~ CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED: Why are there no modern Christmas classics? …. (nationalpost)

~ MERE COMMENTS— Christmas is for Simeon and Anna, Too; Songs of Angels & Men; Mother Christmas …. (merecomments)

~ THE ANCHORESS— Behold! The Bridegroom Comes!; O Come, O Come; “Christians Lost Christmas War…”; “Star Over Bethlehem”; How to Love a Snowflake! …. (firstthings)

~ CARSON HOLLOWAY writes at the Public Discourse about Christmas and Civilization. Where would the world be without Christ? …. (merecomments)

Thou Who Wast Rich

~ MARK STEYN Steyn at Christmas …. (marksteyn)

Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol

~ MERRY CHRISTMAS from Socon or Bust! …. (socon.ca)

In Dulci Jubilo

~ FESTIVE Atheists or Christophobes? Again, The Answer Is Obvious …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)

Merry Christmas

~ THE ELF SHAIDLE— In Canada, kids send letters to the “H0H 0H0” postal code; Canadian government issues memo to explain Christmas to employees; Ann Coulter: ‘Scrooge was a liberal‘ …. (fivefeetoffury)

Jesus Christ The Apple Tree

~ RIGHT GIRL— I always wish my Jewish friends Happy Hannukah; and From our bulging STFU file …. (girlontheright)

~ SNOWMAGEDDON: Main European airports and travel disruption …. (pundita.blog)

~ SOCON— Christ banned, Santa glorified in modern day Christmas …. (socon.ca)

The Seven Joys of Mary, by Great Big Sea

~ ADAM GOODHEART: Ghosts of a Christmas Past (1860); John Wilson— Do Christians Overemphasize Christmas? …. (kendallharmon.net)

Archbishop of Ottawa’s Christmas Message

~ THE LATEST Propaganda From The Front At Christmas Time …. (propagandistmag)

~ MITCHIEVILLE— Merry Christmas From Fenris & The Mayor; Christmas – A Time Of Celebration; Merry Christmas, everybody! For those of you who are Christians, this is what a Christmas decorated house looks like …. (mitchieville.com)

Nat King Cole: I Saw Three Ships

~ SHOTGUN: War on Earth– ‘Tis the season for sentimentality …. (westernstandard)

Good King Wenceslas

~ A GOOD KING— The story behind the carol: The saintly & Good King Wenceslas …. (Various)

~ MUST-READ: Why Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world; Very Sad News from Christ Church Jerusalem: An Attack on Kristine Luken and Kay Wilson; Canadian Christians Targeted By Al Qaeda; Afghanistan: Red Cross abandons long-time employee Sayed Musa, a new Christian, accused of ‘apostasy’; Churches on alert for terror at Christmas …. (Various)

Maddy Prior – On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)

~ WOULD-BE CANUCKI PREZ Ignatieff steers clear of C-word. Ezra has some fun …. (torontosun)

~ BENEDICT XVI to broadcast Radio 4’s Thought For The Day on Christmas Eve …. (kendallharmon)

~ BLOGMOCRACY— Saint Nicholas Fought Injustice; 23 December: Night of Radishes; Happy Festivus! …. (theblogmocracy)

~ TANTRUM ALERT— Christmas trees ‘make anti non-Christians feel excluded’ …. (telegraph)

Loreena McKennitt- The Holly & The Ivy

~ A SUFFERING CHRISTMAS— Amid Violence, Iraq Christians Mark Holiday Quietly; Pakistan: Pakistani Christians to march on Christmas Day against blasphemy law; INDONESIA: Christians say no to Christmas protection by Muslim radicals …. (kendallharmon, teaandpolitics)

~ O, LITTLE TOWN… Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs …. (teaandpolitics)

~ ANOTHER CUTE Facebook nativity video from Don Surber …. (winteryknight)

~ STEPHEN Tyndale-Biscoe: Nativity story is a cornerstone of our culture …. (kendallharmon)

~ FESTIVE EVIL— Crucifying Christians on Christmas; and Iraq’s Christian ‘religicide’ …. (theblogmocracy)

Straight No Chaser – 12 Days

~ WELCOME to NORAD Tracks Santa …. (noradsanta.org)

A Merry Christmas to All

~ ‘CHRISTMAS IS EVIL’: Muslim group launches poster campaign against festive period …. (theblogmocracy)

~ BY CONTRAST, A JEW SAYS— “Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends and readers, and to all a good woof” …. (scaramouchee.blog)

~ POLITICAL JESUS— “Remember that stupid Mary-and-Joseph-as-homeless-family theme that leftist Christians love to toss around this time of year?”; and “What if Charles Dickens were a Trekkie?” …. (themcj)

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— Winter Solstice Beet Recipes …. (thepeoplescube)

~ BLOGMOCRACY— Four Exciting Christmas Adventures; The 12 Days of Ramadan; The anti-Reagan.. and Islamic Rage Boy sings Christmas songs just for you! …. (theblogmocracy.com)

~ FESTIVE FREESPEECHERY— The Lynch who stole Christmas …. (missnixon)

~ KATE @ SDA — I Suspect Dingo …. (sda)

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