BBC Music Cathedral Advent Calendar

The other day, I was looking for something on-line.  I Googled “Star Wars” and up came the Lego’s Star Wars Advent Calendar, on for $39.99.  Hmmm.  I checked with a 10 year-old boy whom I know is into Star Wars.  Yes, he has had one of these for the past several years.  He brought in  various Lego figures that come with the each day of the Advent Calendar.  Hmmmm.  I had a little cognitive dissonance with the Darth Vader Santa.  No baby Jesus or donkeys in this Advent Calendar.

If you are looking for a little more Christ in your Christmas, check into the BBC Music Cathedral Advent Calendar on their website.  Each day you can view a cathedral and link to a Christmas carol sung in that cathedral.

Otherwise, wait to see if Anakin Skywalker pops up in the manger this year.


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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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4 Responses to BBC Music Cathedral Advent Calendar

  1. Either underfoot (literally) or the latest nativity scene…Legos are everywhere! Go figure….

    • hermitsdoor says:

      My gripe with most of the old-time toys (Lego’s, Lincoln Logs, Krupunk, etc.) is that they have been co-opted by branding and marketing. You cannot buy a box full of parts and make something of them to develop your creative skills. Each box builds one structure or figure. The box comes with instructions. Th child follows the instructions (okay to learn to read instructions), but does not believe that she or he can do anything else with the stuff in the box. And, the parents have buy more and more boxes just to have more options for the child. We are educating children to be beuarcrats with no imagination and consumers with no impulse control.
      If this is how we approach Christ’s message, we will (and for 2000 years have) missed the creative freedom of “love God and your neighbor” for ever-longer lists of instuctions on how Christians are supposed to behave.
      How’s that for a rant about freewill versus the law? Enjoy some Advent contemplation while viewing some beautiful cathedrals and songs.

  2. Thank you for telling us about the Advent Calendar!

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