Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Christmas: Live Parang Music Mix – Songs from Trinidad – Music Video

MUSIC: Trinidad Parang Classics … Mix by A1 Unlimited  

HOW  I  REMEMBER  CHRISTMAS …. IN GUYANA – By Royden V. Chan – 1980

HOW  I  REMEMBER  CHRISTMAS …. IN GUYANA

—– By Royden V. Chan – 1980

I remember Christmas was

The season when Santa came

But somehow today it’s different

The spirit is not the same.

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As soon as school was closed

There was excitement in the air

You heard the carols playing

And knew the time was near.

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Christmas: Deck the Halls with Crowds of Folly – By Yvonne Sam

Oh Holy Night when would Christians get it right?

By Yvonne Sam

Clearing the hall of crowds of folly.

Historically the season called Xmas has been the recipient of a multiplicity of revisions, and I feel that the time has come for yet another modification.  Do not get me wrong, but my main problem with Christmas does not lie in the celebration of itself, but instead the folly and ignorance of those who celebrate this highly commercialized holiday.  Millions of December 25th celebrants feel compelled to participate in an expensive holiday, burdened by guilt and shame if they are unable to crowd the base of the Xmas tree.

As one can discern the origins of Christmas are neither biblical nor North American. Christmas in North America is a fusion of cultural folklore from Africa and Europe, brought to North America by Europeans who themselves were divided on their view of the practice of Christmas as pagan.           Continue reading

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