Category Archives: Yule Time

He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling…


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Date: December 08, 2018

01) He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling

“Rick Rosenthal has been a year-round Santa for nearly seven years — maybe no surprise given his jolly demeanor and bushy white beard. What sets this Santa apart is something entirely different: his Orthodox Jewish faith.

Rosenthal has traveled the world for Santa events and has participated in television commercials, parades, trade shows, tree lightings and parties. He even runs a school for aspiring Santas. In a recent interview with StoryCorps, he sits down with his old friend and mentee Adam Roseman to talk about how he discovered his unexpected calling.

“Being Santa really does make you a better person because he talks to children, gives them respect; he looks them in the eyes and listens,” Rosenthal says. “And he treats them all the same, whether they are 4 or 94.”

“We don’t live in a black and white world,” Rosenthal says. “The world is filled full of beautiful colors. Unfortunately, there are some people who are black and white. As Santa, you have to love people, and you just have to do whatever you can to make their lives better so that they can see the colors of the world.”

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Atheist Christmas Coloring Book…


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Date: December 07, 2018

01) Atheist Christmas Coloring Book

“The Atheist Christmas Coloring Book is a creative way for children of all ages to learn about the rational roots of Christmas in pictures and rhyme.

A secular Christmas coloring book for atheists, humanists, agnostics, and even grumpy Scrooge.

Whimsical art and insightful poetry allow families to understand the origins of Christmas, and see that many legends went in to creating it. Old traditions and new provide unlimited opportunities for freethinkers to enjoy the season.

Solstice, Yule, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, and other traditions were blended centuries ago to form Christmas, and embellished with fairy tales and fables into the rich secular modern celebration we have today.”

You can click on either of two links on this webpage…one leads to an amazon sales page…the other to a free PDF version…which you can download and print out.

This is really cool.

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Album: Songs of the Winter Château: Yule in Strings II – Return of The Mt. Gillis Bard…


The Expressions Forum [Xmas]
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Date: December 03, 2018

Album: Songs of the Winter Château: Yule in Strings II – Return of The Mt. Gillis Bard [10:12]

01) Alleluia Acclamation Christmas [spanish guitar]



02) One Bright Star [acoustic guitar]



03) We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing [Folk Guitar Cathedral]



04) Angels from the Realms of Glory [Acoustic Guitar]



05) Toyland [spanish guitar]



06) Candlelight Carol [spanish guitar]



07) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear [acoustic guitar]



08) Once in Royal David’s City [spanish guitar]



As stated previously…there are not going to be anymore large holiday albums. What comes from here on out, will be more “supplemental” to what has already been released.

The plan is to put out another one of these next year…and the year after…etc…

If I’m feeling up to it, I may release something else this year…But, I’ve still got the video exhibition for this album to put together…So, that comes first.

I could not let a year pass, without some type of holiday album.

I hope this short collection is uplifting…

…Happy Yule Season!

– Steve

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