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Christmas Carols 101: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This brings us to the last of the traditional Christmas carols my sister and I used to mangle. I have no idea where we got “God and Simpson reconciled” from, since Homer didn’t exist, back in those days. In fact, I used to imagine a sour, argumentative man with sunken cheeks and a quarrelsome [...]

Christmas Carols 101: We Three Kings of Orient Are

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

(Oh, those three unconventional kings and their peculiar devotion to Purple Lights…)
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar…
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
CHORUS: Oh, star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.
Born a king on [...]

Christmas Carols 101: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Dad’s off the hook on this one: My older brother Stephen was solely responsible for this particular bunch of shepherds and their diligent sock-washing habits. He was also responsible for “Good King Wenceslas Knocked The Bobby Senseless” (a `bobby’ is the old British word for `policeman’) – but little as we were, that one [...]