Welcome to the Christmas Eve edition of The Weekly Roundup. While I love to have readers and comments on my posts, I have mixed feelings today. In a sense, I hope you’re too busy with Christmas and family activity to read my blog today. Then again, you may have some extra time while you’re hanging around. So, let’s get on with it.
The most viewed post of mine from the last week was My 10 Favorite Rock/Pop Christmas Songs. This would be fantastic, but I didn’t post this one this week. This one was posted back almost two weeks ago. It has climbed steadily and is now one of the post popular posts I have ever written.
Coming in right behind it was one that I actually wrote this week, Christmas Cynics.
Do You Have A Wonderful Life? generated some comments.
The post I was most disappointed in this week was possibly my favorite. Is There Any Christmas In Your Carol? did not do well at all. I’m not sure what happened with this one.
What’s happening over the next week here at Deuceology?
Merry Christmas tomorrow.
Anyone can have a Top 10 list. I’m going to share the 10 least viewed posts of the year on Monday.
Tuesday will bring what I learned through blogging this year.
On Wednesday, I’m going to share 5 questions I’m going to ask myself a lot in 2012.
Twitterfic Thursday will bring 140 Words about my goals for 2012.
Friday, I will share some more random thoughts.
Saturday, I will do a Yearly roundup. Here is where you will see my top 10 posts of the year.
It’s Twitterific Thursday. I write 140 words, more or less, about a subject. Today it’s a few more. And it’s the last one before Christmas. This one was inspired by my wonderful wife, Jan.
Balthazar. Melchior. Caspar.
Who? Isn’t one of those guys a friendly ghost?
These are the names of the three wise men that show when barn Jesus was born. These are the three guys that we sing about in We Three Kings.
You can read about it right there in the Bible. Right?
They’re in every nativity, live or otherwise, that we see.
There’s just one problem.
Despite what I saw at The Living Christmas Tree this past weekend (put on by a church, no less) none of this is in the Bible.
They show up after the family moves to a house.
We don’t know if there are three of them. There are three gifts.
Their names aren’t in the Bible.
A lot of what we know about the original Christmas story is just plain fiction.
Read the accounts in Matthew and Luke. Then report back.
What do you know about the Christmas story that really just isn’t in there?
Your Christmas Jesus is too safe!!!
You might be mad at me after reading that. You might be offended. You might be curious. I hope you’ll keep reading.
My Christmas Jesus is too safe too.
You know who Christmas Jesus is, right?
He’s the Jesus of Away In A Manger and Silent Night. You know, where everything is perfectly peaceful. Where even the animals quit eating and making any noise. They come around and bow before the manger holding Jesus, who happens to have a halo over his head.
He’s the Jesus that the little drummer boy played for.
He’s the Jesus that Nestor, the long-eared Christmas donkey, saw after he helped carry Mary to Bethlehem.
He’s the Jesus who was presented presents one by one by the Three Wise Men.
He’s the Jesus that we have created in our minds based on images we have seen all of our lives.
Your Christmas Jesus is too safe.
Mine is too.
What popular pictures of Christmas do you think presents a “safe” Jesus?