Sunday, December 24, 2006

Good News


Joy to the world, the Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King!

Let every heart (including Santa, you, and me) prepare Him room...

I think I'm finally catching on this year to what all these carols mean, and why someone would carry a big sign like this (I used to think it was just the quality rhyme scheme). And yet for all the ways I now understand why Jesus' birth is indeed good news, I still can't get through this song without launching into the alternative lyrics from my childhood about an exploding cigar that I'm SURE was not at the original - or even the Veggie Tales version - of the Nativity. Maybe next year...) In other holiday fun, check out this cartoon. Funny, painful, true. I suspect that political correctness is one of the things Jesus came to free us from :)

Have a Merry Christmas, one and all. Be blessed, in Jesus' (or Jesus's, depending on your school of grammar) name!

8 comments:

kim said...

And why is the exploding cigar version nation wide and passed on to the next generation? Where did it come from?

Certain things are part of every childhood -- right now my daughter thinks her friend made up the "you drive me crazy" thing with the driving hand gestures and the whirling crazy finger by the temple.

Merry Christmas!

Stacy said...

How was Christmas in Trishland?

Karitown said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

LEstes65 said...

Thanks for the link to those lyrics. I've never sung the whole song and found it interesting. But then I'm a lyric geek. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Swishy said...

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas!

Jenny Rough said...

Hope you had a merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Trish!

Kim S.

ukrainiandiva said...

I also sing the exploding cigar song and think of it everytime I hear the real versioN! What fun.