the daily purge 12-23-16

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From the fine people at Case Logic, makers of music storage cases, comes the Case Logic compact disc holder. And soon will go to goodwill. The Purging Lutheran tossed out a similar case last week. Now that most music can be carried around in a smart phone or be snatched out the heavens with XM radio there is little cause for these cases anymo’. Two of the compact discs I carried around in this were Christmas discs I burned for the members of the VSG, which stands for ‘V Small Group’, our Bible study of a decade and a half. Everyone picked one or two favorite Christmas songs and one hated Christmas song.

The favorites disc the playlist was:

Christmas time is here (charlie brown)

Do you here what i hear

It came upon a midnight clear

O holy night

I pray on Christmas

The Christmas song

Breath of heaven

The Christmas waltz

Mary, did you know?

I’ll be home for Christmas

What child is this?

The twelve days of Christmas

The little drummer boy

Joy to the world

Mele Kalikimaka

Because it’s Christmas

Christmas canon rock

Gold and green

O come, o come, Emmanuel

Carol of the bells

Mary had a baby


The unlikeable Christmas songs were:

Jingle bells (dog version)

The chipmunk song

I saw mommy kissing santa claus

Feliz navidad

Merry Christmas darling

Little drummer boy

Grandma got run over by a reindeer

Hark! The herald angels sing

Do they know it’s Christmas?

Wonderful Christmastime

The Christmas shoes


Bible study stalwarts, Heidi and Danielle, designed covers for them. Thanks always to them.


Topical quotes for all bents to get through the holidays, if you need getting through:

Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year. (Victor Borge)

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles. (Edwin Cole)

That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me. (Jerry Seinfeld)

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.  (Garrison Keillor)

Having a birthday cake squashed into your face by young kids? Delicious. I always don a Santa suit at Christmas. Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence. (John Lydon)

What rhymes with Christmas? Susan, Aleksandrs, Marta. (The Purging Lutheran)

Jeremiah 23:5   Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

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