Commentary: The Powerful Messages of Christmas Carols

This is the time of year when we hear Christmas music on the radio, in the mall, and in school concerts. Unfortunately, attempts to meet the mandates of political correctness have resulted in less air time for traditional selections. “Away in a Manger” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” have been replaced by such insipid fare as “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” or festive but somewhat meaningless songs such as “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” While cultural literacy wanes for some, others know that powerful messages can be found in the old favorites.

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Jesus Robbed From Nativity Scenes Across Minnesota

Churches and communities across Minnesota are beginning to install security systems to prevent thieves from stealing Jesus and Mary from their Nativity scenes. The New York Times reported Sunday that Christians across the nation now have to use “bolts, cameras, and tethers” to combat the sad trend of Nativity-scene crimes. In…

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The Hero of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Isn’t George Bailey

by Eric Teachout   I think I’m not the only person that cries every time I watch “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The movie pulls our heart strings because we can all relate to George Bailey: man has dreams to see the world and do big things, but is instead given…

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Commentary: Merry Christmas – We’re All Gonna Die (Again)!

by Thaddeaus G. McCotter   One of the less salubrious effects of the anti-social network is how everything and anything is deemed the end of the world and, logically, the end of humanity. True, to the Regressives, the end of humanity does not mean the end of the world but,…

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The Humble Origins of Silent Night

by Sarah Eyerly   One of the world’s most famous Christmas carols, “Silent Night,” celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Over the centuries, hundreds of Christmas carols have been composed. Many fall quickly into obscurity. Not “Silent Night.” Translated into at least 300 languages, designated by UNESCO as a treasured…

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Darrell Scott Commentary: DNC Chair Reminds America of Dems’ Conflict With Faith

by Darrell Scott   Democrats couldn’t have picked a worse time than the Christmas season to remind Americans how much conflict they have with people of faith. During a recent speech at a far-left conference, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez suggested that the reason people vote for Republicans…

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Former Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Uses Christmas to Attack Trump

Failed Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch is back in the news for calling President Donald Trump a “traitor” in a Christmas-lights display adorning his ritzy Lake of the Isles home. “Trump is a traitor” spelled out in Christmas lights now radiates from the top of Hoch’s home, which apparently backs…

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Atlanta Suburb Honors Hometown Hero, Injured Tennessee State Football Player Christion Abercrombie

SOUTH FULTON, Georgia – Cheerleaders, students and football players recently filled Westlake High School’s gymnasium for a pep rally, but there was no football game. School leaders welcomed back injured Tennessee State University football player Christion Abercrombie, a Westlake graduate. It’s the first time Abercrombie has made a public appearance…

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Commentary: Why the Left Hates the Holidays

by Robert Miller   As immediate memories of the midterm elections fade in the face of the holiday season, the country’s cultural cold war will inevitably encompass battles over “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays,” the appropriate “inclusiveness” of workplace parties, and absurd debates over Starbucks coffee cups and the potential…

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Trace Adkins Releases Exclusive Video in Conjunction with Shriners’ Hospitals

Trace Akins releases a new video for Shriners’ Hospitals and entertains fans throughout the holiday season at Gaylord Opryland’s dinner show: “A Trace Adkins Christmas featuring songs from The King’s Gift.”

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President Trump Has Fun with His Grandkids and Son Barron in Family Photos from Christmas Dinner

The picture appears to have been taken during the Trump family’s Christmas celebrations in Mar-A-Lago and features Barron posing between his two younger nephews with the presidential photobomb going on unnoticed behind them. The foursome celebrated Christmas with the whole rest of the family, including First Lady Melania Trump, Donald…

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Groundbreaking ‘Trans-Siberian Orchestra’ Founder Paul O’Neill Found Dead

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  The music world has suffered another loss as the unexpected passing of Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO) founder Paul O’Neill was announced Wednesday. https://www.facebook.com/TSO/posts/10154193317561626   The Los Angeles Times reported: Paul O’Neill, who founded the progressive metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra that was known for its spectacular holiday concerts filled with…

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