Tuesday, December 16, 2008

9 comments:

Mei Del said...

talk of father christmas used to offend my evangelistic older brother who's a brethren. but then i always considered him a bit of a fanatic.

i heard on the radio the other day that there's a competition to tell the christmas in 30 seconds - go here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7647000/7647759.stm

Kim Ayres said...

The theme tune to my schooldays! I think I was 12 or 13 when it came out.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is more about "The Lights" isn't it, than the music...Though, the music is pretty damn good, too!

john.g. said...

The greatest band ever!!!

PI said...

Mei: we all need to be more tolerant and allow for the fact that people have the right to follow their own religion and beliefs but not to the exclusion of other's religions and beliefs.
That looks and interesting link.

Oh Kim - you're such a boy!

Naomi : I was feeling rebellious when I first heard it and it was perfect for that. By a weird coincidence I saw a haunting documentary about 3 middle - aged men, last night, whose lives had been blighted by sexual abuse when they were young boys at prep school. The abusers were teachers - including the head master. The title of the video is 'Teachers - leave those kids alone!'

John.g: I'd forgotten they were favourites of yours:)

rashbre said...

Church and State = a perennial debate. As per your last post.

With the Christmas Season aka Yuletide/Jol etc also predating Christianity, it raises plenty of interesting questions.

The yule logs, hanging ornaments on the tree, Father Christmas-North Pole/Odin-Lapland and so forth are probably part of a different celebration with some suitable blurring of edges.

Fascinating stuff.

PI said...

Rashbre: I know Prince Albert introduced the tree to Britain when he was married to Queen Victoria. Perhaps best not to delve too deeply:) Happy Bixen Box!

Kanani said...

Ahhh...... I loved this song when I was younger! An anti-paean to all that wrongs youth!

PI said...

Kanani: it gets me going too and I feel 16 although I must have been much older when it came out.