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Holiday Spirit  

Holidays, and how they are celebrated, help define the spiritual essence of all communities.

The great misnomer for non Christians that the day Jesus Christ was executed by occupying Romans, celebrated by Christians as "Good" Friday, must be a paradox of ominous proportions.
The great misnomer for non Christians that the day Jesus Christ was executed by occupying Romans, celebrated by Christians as "Good" Friday, must be a paradox of ominous proportions.
 
Now for the resolutions ... on second thought, forget the resolutions, and rather ...
Now for the resolutions ... on second thought, forget the resolutions, and rather ...
 
A heart warming story about Ann Margret and her Vietnam gentlemen.
 
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2015, and we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2015, and we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
 
David Bowie and Bing Crosby teamed up for the most unusual pairing of the most unnatural crooners in the history of all duets, and, remarkably, were a tremendous success in their rendition of "Little Drummer Boy", with a hastily written back melody "Peace on Earth." This rare pairing occurred in 1
David Bowie and Bing Crosby teamed up for the most unusual pairing of the most unnatural crooners in the history of all duets, and, remarkably, were a tremendous success in their rendition of "Little Drummer Boy", with a hastily written back melody "Peace on Earth." This rare pairing occurred in 1
 
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2015, and we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2015, and we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
 
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Walk Off the Earth is one of those rare artistic ensembles that combines fine original, offbeat interpretations of popular songs, while doing a smattering of parodies as well as their original material.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Walk Off the Earth is one of those rare artistic ensembles that combines fine original, offbeat interpretations of popular songs, while doing a smattering of parodies as well as their original material.
 
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2015, and we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2015, and we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
 
Jewel Kilcher is probably the single most talented performer / songwriter, in terms of ballads, in the last 20 years.
Jewel Kilcher is probably the single most talented performer / songwriter, in terms of ballads, in the last 20 years.
 
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2014, and we are blessed to bring you a fourth helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
The Piano Guys are back for Christmas, 2014, and we are blessed to bring you a fourth helping of their rare and fun talent videos.
 
"Slumber my Darling" is a classic /traditional melody written by American songwriter Stephen Foster, published in 1862, and now, a century and some tens of years later, is reprised by a number of outstanding musicians.
"Slumber my Darling" is a classic /traditional melody written by American songwriter Stephen Foster, published in 1862, and now, a century and some tens of years later, is reprised by a number of outstanding musicians.
 
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
 
As we approach the Yuletide season, we are requesting that our readers send us Christmas greetings, through song, story, or verse that is important to you.
As we approach the Yuletide season, we are requesting that our readers send us Christmas greetings, through song, story, or verse that is important to you.
 
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
 
In the interest of discovering songs for the season, I found these videos of Jewel singing Christmas Carols live, and I thought I would help all my BCN friends with another serving of her lovely rendering of these most holy melodies.
In the interest of discovering songs for the season, I found these videos of Jewel singing Christmas Carols live, and I thought I would help all my BCN friends with another serving of her lovely rendering of these most holy melodies.
 
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
I found these (Piano) guys, when I was searching for Christmas Carols, specifically "Carol of the Bells".
 
This may seem unreal for this 1960's /70's rocker, but, I enjoy classical music, and on most occasions, the ballet.
This may seem unreal for this 1960's /70's rocker, but, I enjoy classical music, and on most occasions, the ballet.
 
One of the more interesting Christmas songs in modern times is The Pouges's Fairytale of New York released in in 1987. it is hard to believe that the song is over 29 (2016) years old.
One of the more interesting Christmas songs in modern times is The Pouges's Fairytale of New York released in in 1987. it is hard to believe that the song is over 29 (2016) years old.
 
Thanksgiving as a holiday just makes profound sense. It is one of the Unites States's oldest holidays and is emblematic of who Americans are ... or maybe were.
Thanksgiving as a holiday just makes profound sense. It is one of the Unites States's oldest holidays and is emblematic of who Americans are ... or maybe were.
 
Today as we honor all who served we give thanks to them for keeping that flame of democracy burning bright. Without them we would have no freedom, no democracy.
Today as we honor all who served we give thanks to them for keeping that flame of democracy burning bright. Without them we would have no freedom, no democracy.
 
The origins of labor Day are rather dubious, born from congressional guilt of Americans shot down, by the Army and U.S. Marshalls, while exercising their first amendment right to congregate and protest during the Pullman Strike in Haymarket Square in Chicago on may 4, 1886.
The origins of labor Day are rather dubious, born from congressional guilt of Americans shot down, by the Army and U.S. Marshalls, while exercising their first amendment right to congregate and protest during the Pullman Strike in Haymarket Square in Chicago on may 4, 1886.
 
While many view Labor Day simply as the unofficial end of summer or an opportunity for a three-day weekend, the holiday's significance should not be lost on the average citizen.
While many view Labor Day simply as the unofficial end of summer or an opportunity for a three-day weekend, the holiday's significance should not be lost on the average citizen.
 
In 1920, the American Legion adopted the red poppy as the symbol of remembrance of those who gave their lives in war.
In 1920, the American Legion adopted the red poppy as the symbol of remembrance of those who gave their lives in war.
 
The Piano Guys present the Christian Christmas message with "What Child is This" and the newer Christian Messiah Birth story of "Mary Did You Know?"
The Piano Guys present the Christian Christmas message with "What Child is This" and the newer Christian Messiah Birth story of "Mary Did You Know?"
 
My first knowledge of Josh Groban was from the A.I. soundtrack, which was an outstanding bit of music from a fantastic film - one of Spielberg's best. From that initial brush with Mr. Groban, I discerned that he had a spectacular voice.
My first knowledge of Josh Groban was from the A.I. soundtrack, which was an outstanding bit of music from a fantastic film - one of Spielberg's best. From that initial brush with Mr. Groban, I discerned that he had a spectacular voice.
 
How can one not like to love the Piano Guys? They are wholesome, creative in production, talented in arrangement and performance, and, oh yes, it's Christmas.
How can one not like to love the Piano Guys? They are wholesome, creative in production, talented in arrangement and performance, and, oh yes, it's Christmas.
 
The Piano Guys explode, yet again, on BCN's Christmas Hits List, here in the season of 2021, and once we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun, and most talented videos.
The Piano Guys explode, yet again, on BCN's Christmas Hits List, here in the season of 2021, and once we are blessed to bring you a generous helping of their rare and fun, and most talented videos.
 
Greenpeace's vision of Father Christmas is a shabbily dressed Kris Kringle, who appears to be appropriately 'down on his luck', and at his 'wits end' relative to his immediate climate - it is too warm where he lives - the North Pole.
Greenpeace's vision of Father Christmas is a shabbily dressed Kris Kringle, who appears to be appropriately 'down on his luck', and at his 'wits end' relative to his immediate climate - it is too warm where he lives - the North Pole.
 
Walk Off the Earth has a new Christmas video, and short of accusing this extremely talented ensemble of being racist in this overly Politically Correct (PC) America, their rendition of "Feliz Navidad", a song made famous by Freddy Fender in 1977, is funny and definitely "in the Christmas spirit".
Walk Off the Earth has a new Christmas video, and short of accusing this extremely talented ensemble of being racist in this overly Politically Correct (PC) America, their rendition of "Feliz Navidad", a song made famous by Freddy Fender in 1977, is funny and definitely "in the Christmas spirit".
 
These three videos by the Piano Guys well reflect their inspiration toward these most special season of gift and hope and community best wishes.
These three videos by the Piano Guys well reflect their inspiration toward these most special season of gift and hope and community best wishes.
 
The Good Lovelies are in the Christmas Spirit, and we are too. "Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight."
The Good Lovelies are in the Christmas Spirit, and we are too. "Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight."
 
Who knew that "Dirty Jobs" icon Mike Rowe had such an outstanding melodious voice to go along with his trademark hyper energetic work ethic?
Who knew that "Dirty Jobs" icon Mike Rowe had such an outstanding melodious voice to go along with his trademark hyper energetic work ethic?
 
The Nativity scene, the symbol of Christmas, has become more of a commercial symbol than a religious system.That was the conclusion of the highest court of the land back in 1984. It got me thinking of the holiday in general and what it really means. Have we succeeded in divorcing its true meaning?
The Nativity scene, the symbol of Christmas, has become more of a commercial symbol than a religious system.That was the conclusion of the highest court of the land back in 1984. It got me thinking of the holiday in general and what it really means. Have we succeeded in divorcing its true meaning?
 
BCN offers a more whimsical Carson; a Carson that possibly did find that stiff drink.
BCN offers a more whimsical Carson; a Carson that possibly did find that stiff drink.
 
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