I Believe in Father Christmas

They said there’ll be snow at Christmas They said there’ll be peace on earth But instead it just kept on raining A veil of tears for the virgin’s birth I remember one Christmas morning A winters light and a distant choir And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell And their eyes… Continue reading I Believe in Father Christmas

The War Against Christmas

Does the pope read the Daily Mail? It seems possible given some of the contents of his speech at Westminster Hall today: There are those who argue that the public celebration of festivals such as Christmas should be discouraged, in the questionable belief that it might somehow offend those of other religions or none. There’s… Continue reading The War Against Christmas

The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

I’m usually a big fan of keeping christmas in December, but I’m quite happy to make exceptions for a good cause. And this is a really good cause. Remember, the Atheist Bus Campaign? Well the people behind that campaign haven’t stopped campaigning and their book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is published this week. Ariane… Continue reading The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

Doctor Who Advent Calendar

Doctor Who Advent Calendar This image appeared on the BBC’s Doctor Who site today. I’m guessing that they are doing some kind of Doctor Who advent calendar this year (notice that “advent” is highlighted). We’ll need to go back on Saturday for more information. Note for US readers – the date (1/12/07) is in the… Continue reading Doctor Who Advent Calendar

Oxfam Unwrapped

I first became aware of the new advertising campaign for Oxfam Unwrapped in Balham tube station a few days ago. There was a picture of Helena Bonham-Carter wrapped up like a christmas present with the slogan “say no to crap christmas presents”. To be honest I was a little confused for a second or two.… Continue reading Oxfam Unwrapped