Once upon a time Christmas was celebrated with tinsel on trees. Tinsel is an ancient product with roots more than 400 years old where it was crafted to represent ice. Originally placed on statues and made from actual silver, tinsel has morphed over the ages to be made from other, cheaper materials. Once quite popular during the 20th century it hasn’t found a lot of love in the 21st century. In fact, it is a Christmas tradition that is dying. And the reason seems to be nothing more or less than convenience. There are so many other choices in Christmas decorating that tinsel to some seems messy – and mostly too cheap. But not all Christmas traditions are forsaken forRead more
There is not a Christmas lover anywhere who does not know well the text of the Christmas story from Luke Chapter 2, from the New Testament. But never have you heard it with such precise storytelling ability as we see in this video of John Rhys-Davies with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: For as great as that telling is on stage, listen to Rhys-Davies explain why this story is so important: Do you think he knows and understands the meaning of Christmas?
A host of celebrities and a cast of hopefully hundreds will gather at a park in Utah on December 1st to attempt to create the world’s largest live nativity. David Archuleta, The Piano Guys and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are the headliners for the free event which is hosted by The Radiant Foundation with the intent of producing a YouTube video before Christmas. The event will take place Monday, Dec. 1, at Rock Canyon Park in Provo. People of all faiths are invited to participate. The performance will be recorded and published on YouTube before Christmas. The live Nativity will feature hundreds of volunteers along with YouTube celebrities and performers. Singer-songwriter Peter Hollens, who has almost 80 million views onRead more