Wednesday, December 13, 2006
"Well, rockin' around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see every couple of tries to stop
Rockin' around the Christmas tree let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling"
Welcome to the revgalblogpal's Wednesday Festival. Hope you are ready for a rockin' party.
First let's sing Christmas songs. Apparently the Friday Five started a good ol' caroling time: "You will get a sentimental feeling, when your hear voices singing
'Let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly'"
Praying on the prairie tells us the redeeming value of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Quotidian Grace is challenging the RevGals and my other readers to write a song worse than Christmas Shoes with QG's Sappy Christmas Song Competition. For me it brought back a romantic memory of Christmas Caroling.
Mary Beth at Terrapin Station wants to tell us all about Mary, more about Mary and then even more about Mary. If you can't tell, she's been reading, writing, and thinking about Mary a lot.
At this party we do arts and crafts. Carmen (In the Open Sapce) has been wastin' time, er she means she has been making billboards I wish I could see. These two have some ideas to use next year at your church. 1-4 Grace has posted several things, including pictures, that her church did for their Advent Workshop this year. How about a "Living Nativity display"that was done by St. John's Rev Abi's church? These might be good to “file away” for next December. "Jesus, you do such good work using a hammer, your daddy must be a carpenter." "How's everyone else doing with their crafts?"
"Yeah, rockin' around the Christmas tree have a happy
feeling merrily in the new old-fashioned way"
What would a Christmas party be like without food and drink? Move over Paula Deen, 1-4 Grace has made us some really good Cheesy Beer Biscuits and brought along the recipe. She says they are good for your last minute holiday entertaining. They'll taste like you worked on them all day! Salt for the Spirit brought a lemon Curd Coffee Cake.
Cathy Knits brought cookies called, Cranberry hootycreeks .
Some of our partiers want to talk about Advent. Jorge Sanchez has resolved to pare down my wardrobe as an advent resolution inspired by the Rule of Benedict then, I recognized God relieving my burdens through this actions, and finally I realized I was quite attached to my ties, but not really to much else in my wardrobe. While eternal echoes is longing for something more at this time of year.
Meanwhile if you go into the multimedia room you can watch a Lego Christmas movie that Carmen (In the Open Space) brought. Salt for the spirit has brought The Muppet's Christms Carol,
If you go into the living room you can join in some serious discussion on various subjects.
Eternal echoes has entered the Posada chain blog along with the Psaltry.
Pam has an excellent post on valuing the other . Eternal Echoes has posted on an Sacred Center contemplates birth and death asking "what constitutes the bare bones of my life?" A church for starving artists writes about addictions
You will get a sentimental feeling, when you hear voices singing
"Let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly"
Yeah, rockin' around the Christmas tree have a happy holiday
Everyone feeling merrily in the new old-fashioned way
Thanks so much to everyone who participated! Let me know if there are any errors or broken links. And if we missed you, or you want to add something to the rockin' party leave a comment with a link below! And remember to nominate yourself or another revgalblogpal's post for the next Wednesay Festival by monday at midnight.
PS Blogger's Elves are being mischievious again, it has taken all morning and then some to get this done and posted. "Come here you little elves, when I catch you there will be no Christmas presents for you under the tree." Ya'll excuse me, I've got some elves to catch, they stole my bible study notes for tonight, also.