Archive for December 21st, 2015

Ghosts of Christmas Past on MVM

With all of the political blatharations (here is the states) and bigger world issues going on, it’s hard to not be a bit morose this season… To that end, here are a few…I dunno, somber yet hopeful? Christmas songs…

First, from 1984: Band-Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

And the second is a video a bit more difficult to watch… John Lennon’s Happy Xmas (War is Over). I seem to remember there being a video of this, performed in a studio, surrounded by children. This is the “official” video (as of 2003)…

Yes, as dark as the images are, I do consider this one “hopeful.” It’s a reminder that we are all people, and if we actually heed Yoko’s refrain*, “War is over, if you want it…”

* Yes, I shuddered a little when I typed that. No, it does not change the validity of the statement.

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