Monday, December 21st, 2009
Video: Always in the Season
Here’s an anti-commercialism song for Christmas from Pomplamoose.
If you dislike the old time recording sound, it ends 35 seconds in. The second half of the video is a pitch for you to buy a goat. In their Youtube account, they also have an interesting rendition of Michael Jackson’s Beat It.
You might also like Joel Kroeker’s song mentioned here last year, Buy Nothing at All (for Christmas).
Really, I just needed to post something to get feces off the top of the front page. Today I’ll be working on getting the gallery for Thinga’s recently completed photo contest posted (update: it will be posted on Christmas Day).
Here’s a question… How would you go about reconciling a Christmas that is not drenched in gift giving with the expectation your kid will have for receiving a mountain of gifts — an idea spread by friends and schoolmates? A non-commercial Christmas seems like a lofty idea that is a lot harder to practice if you’re a parent. Heck, some Jewish parents now give gifts during Hanukkah in order to lessen the envy created by Christmas.