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Social Networking Christmas

This video is an take on how the story of the nativity might have read had a social network existed at the time of Jesus’s birth. Follow this historical period as it unfolds as a digital narrative. It highlights the truths and circumstances of our Savior’s birth in a fresh, unique way.

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For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas and Stay Fresh My Friends!

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all across Twitter
Tweeples eyes were lit, they were all a-glitter.

The tweets they were flying with speed and delight
as each one made plans for that great winter’s night

“I’m traveling”, “I’m eating”, “I’m hanging with family”
“I just wrapped the presents, I can say now so eagerly”

The fail whale, oh the fail whale, now please go away
if we can’t tweet right now, it won’t be Christmas Day!

Dear Santa, please Santa, here’s what we want most
Just to help Twitter find a better web host!

On Amazon, On iTunes, on Pinterest
On Overstock, on Yahoo, on Google+

On Zappos, on Dell and on Facebook
keep moving that Twitter sleigh so it doesn’t get stuck.

And that’s when I saw it, a light oh-so bright
a gift just for me that I’d open that night

A 30-inch monitor, inviting to me
larger than ever my tweets they would be!

Reply, direct message, tweetdeck and tweetie
addicted we are to this web 2.0 genie

to grant us our wishes, interacting with others
we’re all here… you best friend, your mother, your brother

The future we’ve seen it, it’s right here on Twitter
we’ll stay and we’ll tweet, we won’t move unless we see little critters

The future is now as we enter two thousand twelve
Our hopes they grow brightly, I hope all will be well

But Twitter stopped suddenly, oh what could it be?
I had something important to say can’t you see?

as we looked to the sky and saw the hope that is Christmas
a baby, a Savior, could help us with this mess

A mysterious presence took over the site
a moment of silence seemed to be right

For our hope’s not in web sites or people or things
our hope is in Jesus Christ, the newborn King!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and it’s this that I pray
Peace and joy will be yours on Christmas day.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Time to check the ol Santa tracker and get the kids in bed!

Movies to watch for a fresh Christmas

5 Fresh Christmas Videos you need to watch:

1. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

This is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. You just can’t beat some hilarity from good ol Chevy Chase. If you are reading this because you have never seen “Christmas Vacation”, stop right now, go to the nearest video store, and rent this fresh classic.

The undisputed gem of the National Lampoon ‘Vacation’ series, the plot can be summed up very simply: idealistic family man Clark Griswold wants to host the perfect old-fashioned fun family Christmas. As all of us idealistic family men have discovered, there is no such thing as a perfect holiday, and that just about sums it up. It has squirrels, crazy relatives, and boss kidnappings. What more could you ask for out of a fresh Christmas hit.

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2. Elf

Santa, I know him! This movie totally bonkers: a human baby, aka Buddy the elf, anciently ends up on the north pole and grows up among the elf community that supports Santa Claus before getting sent off to New York.

What’s not to love about Buddy, he eats spaghetti covered in syrup, smarties and pop tarts; he gets drunk in the mail room of his father’s office, and his young half-brother shows him to ask a girl out on a date.

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3. Bad Santa

For all of you who can’t quite get into the Christmas spirit, “Bad Santa” is a massive preemptive strike against all of the insufferable sentimentality you might be subjected to this time of the year.

This movie is every bit as entertaining and funny as Elf and Christmas Vacation but  is all about bad intentions. This movie, especially in its powerhouse first half, displays such a commitment to mean-spiritedness that you can’t help but love it.

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4. Home Alone

This movie was da bomb.com when I was growing up a 90’s. It first came out in 1990, and more than a decade later, this movie *still* remains a fresh classic.

The story is simple, really: young Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) gets left at home after his family forgets him on their way to the airport to fly to Paris for Christmas vacation.

And from there, the fun begins. While Kevin is home by himself, two bumbling, nincompoop burglars (known as the “Wet Bandits”), set their sights on Kevin’s house. He figures this out and sets the house up with all sorts of tricks and traps, to out-maneuver these two clowns.

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5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

And last but not least you have a Christmas classic that is always a fresh watch.

It has a green Grinch, Cindy-Who from Whoville, a dog with antlers, and a “You’re a  mean one Mr. Grinch Theme Song”.

It has survived the test of time coming out in 1966. It is a must watch every Christmas for a good laugh. I highly recommend this excellent a holiday classic to everyone, especially all you Dr. Seuss fans who have not seen it. When you watch it prepare for a FTD time.

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Merry Christmas and Stay Fresh My Friends!
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