A Secular Christmas Lullaby

I initially refrained from posting this song because of its potential to be offensive, but from my reader poll earlier this year I know there are folks who will also appreciate it. I found it while looking for a Christmas video to post instead of, you know, writing something.

The song, White Wine in the Sun from the Ready for This? CD, is by Australian-born comedian-poet-musician Tim Minchin who is popular in Australia and the UK, but probably doesn’t perform in America without someone thinking of protesting.

The song begins with a bit of a secular rant, but is really about what a non-religious person values in Christmas and half-way through you realize it’s a message to his now 3-year-old daughter.

The song is available on iTunes and Amazon, with half the purchase price in December being donated to the National Autistic Society.

Results from our recent Christmas photo contest will hopefully be posted before Monday. Things are a bit hectic with the holiday and such.

Here are a few videos from Christmas’ past:


Angels we have Heard on High:

How to trap Santa:


4 Responses to “A Secular Christmas Lullaby”

  1. sarah says:

    thanks. =)

    December 26th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

  2. Jene says:

    I enjoy most of Tim’s parodies, but I LOVE this song. I haven’t stopped listening since I first heard it last week. The message is quite fantastic and the end brings tears to my eyes.

    December 26th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  3. Anjie says:

    I liked that song by Tim Minchin. Thanks for sharing. :)

    December 26th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  4. Amber says:

    Thank you for posting this, even though it may offend some.

    I thought it was lovely.

    December 30th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

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