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kids, christmas, christ: looking towards christmas 2009

Beth is 7 months pregnant, so this is our last Christmas as a family of two.

So everything is different, we observe with news eyes, talk about new things, and brace ourselves for everything to change.

This Christmas has been filled with many, many conversations along these lines.  What will our family’s traditions be?  How will we make our Christmas celebrations a time that honors Christ over the accumulation of material goods?  What should we think about that Santa guy?

(Abraham Piper at 22 Words had a couple helpful post on the Santa question: ‘Who Cares?‘ and ‘He’s Fun‘)

In ‘Who Cares?’ he says:

I worry what to teach my kids about Santa like I worry what to teach them about Rumpelstiltskin.

That is, I don’t.

Nice.

Anyways, the real point of this post is to confess that, in the midst of all the questions, we have very few solid answers and a lot more thinking to do.

But, one thing that we do know is that our family Christmases will depend heavily on Andrew Peterson’s ‘Behold the Lamb of God’

I wrote on Behold the Lamb last week and, since then, we have had the opportunity to go and see Andrew Peterson and friends perform live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

That sealed the deal, Christmases at the Wilsons will be heavy on Behold the Lamb and light on ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’.

. . . . . .

For your viewing pleasure, I have included my favorite ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ clips from the live performance at the Ryman in 2004:

‘Gather Round, Ye Children, Come’

‘Deliver Us (Derek Webb)’

‘Labor of Love (Jill Phillips)’

‘Behold the Lamb of God’

Note: if there is enough interest in it, I will do a post where I link all of the ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ project’s YouTube videos in order, so you can basically view the entire 2004 concert via YouTube.

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  1. Jason
    December 27, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    sweet leee.
    i saw those videos on justin taylor’s blog,
    pretty sweet.

    this is melanie by the way.

  2. Jason
    December 27, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    sweet leee.
    i saw those videos on justin taylor’s blog,
    pretty sweet.

    this is melanie by the way.

  3. December 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Hi friends,

    Gracie says “thank you” for boosting her self-esteem by complimenting her fat baby thighs so much.

    Regarding Christmas, you could consider doing an Advent devotional as a family next Christmas. We didn’t do it consistently this month, but when we did it was very beneficial especially for me since I wasn’t attending church in December (we’ll start going again after Grace’s 2 month shots…trying to avoid RSV).

    I think “Behold the Lamb of God” is one of the best albums I have ever heard and enjoyed.

    Sarah

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