The hit A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty" will be showing its annual Christmas special on Wednesday and sneak peek previews for the episode indicate that it will be full of crazy gifts, unusual holiday meals and lots of quirky redneck traditions, including the Robertson family participating in a live Nativity scene.
The hour-long special airing at 10 p.m. E.T. will feature all of the Robertsons participating in Christmas cheer through food preparation and gift shopping, among other activities, such as gathering around to partake in a live Nativity scene. In a promotional clip for the special Christmas episode, Willie Robertson, the CEO of the family duck call business, says he doesn't want much for the holidays, but would like to add to his gun and knife collection.
"I like unique gifts that people give me as long as they're from the heart," Willie Robertson said in the episode's teaser clip, posted online. "They don't have to be expensive or anything, just something that's had some thought put into it. When I get something like that, it's pretty special. However, guns and knives are always fun." more >>
Joe Castillo is known for his incredible sand art designs. In this design, he tells the most famous story of all using just sand; the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This already beautiful story comes to life in vivid color as it is portrayed through one man's unique art form. This is a MUST SEE experience!
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:35 more >>
The Festivus pole, a relic from the 1990s NBC sitcom "Seinfeld," made an appearance in the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, after a self-described "militant atheist" received permission to set it up near a Nativity scene.
"A Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole is a symbol of ridiculousness," Chaz Stephens, editor in chief of South Florida advocacy blog MAOS (My Acts of Sedition), told The Christian Post on Tuesday. He set up the pole, not to celebrate a 1990s holiday, but to protest the Nativity scene and other religious monuments set up in public spaces.
"It's a made up holiday from the 1990s, but it's a symbol of separation of church and state, in my mind," Stephens explained. more >>
The Canadian airline WestJet is offering more than holiday deals – within four hours, its employees compiled Christmas wishes from everyone on two flights, bought all the gifts, and presented them at baggage claim in Calgary. This generosity made the video go viral on YouTube.
The event gave WestJet "an opportunity to share some of the magic of the Christmas season, not only with the guests on the flight, but also with the video at well over a million views," Robert Palmer, the airline's manager of public relations, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Palmer called gift-giving "the epitome of the Christmas spirit."
"Twas a night before Christmas, and all across the land, the good folks of WestJet had a miracle planned." The video, already with over 1.5 million views, continues in this poetic narrative, and then splits the screen to show two different airports where a visual Santa had been set up. more >>
An atheist group in Ellsworth, Maine, recently made a float to be shown in the town's annual Christmas parade this past weekend in an attempt to make local residents more aware of the atheist organization.
The local atheist group, known as the Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers, created a float consisting of a decorated Christmas tree to honor last Saturday's holiday parade theme, "Rock Around the Christmas Tree." The tree was reportedly decorated with natural ornaments, such as cranberries, popcorn and mussel shells. Members of the atheist group reportedly walked alongside their homemade float during the parade, passing out pamphlets that explained the Christmas tree has been used in Winter Solstice celebrations for thousands of years.
"For more than 5,000 years people have brought greenery into their homes to remind them of all the green plants that would grow again when longer days would return," the pamphlets read, according to the Bangor Daily News. "Long before the advent of Christianity, ancient Egyptians, Romans, Druids and many others had celebrations at the winter solstice." more >>
With Christmas fast approaching, this means we will be hearing Christmas carols and songs on the radio and at shopping areas all around. Hearing a good Christian Christmas song can help us remember why we celebrate the nativity and what the true meaning of 'Christmas' is. It seems that the words and the music that is played during Christmas time puts us in a mood like no other during the year. Here are five great Christian songs to listen to during this joyous season:
1. O Holy Night - Celine Dion
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