Manger Six

I just got done posting Manger #6 over at my photoblog, part of my Advent Manger photo project. That got me to thinking about the (twisted) tune “Manger Six” by Bob Rivers. Always made me laugh. Head over to his site to hear it in streaming audio. Here are the lyrics:

(Parody of Motel 6 Commercial)

Hi this is Tom Bodett for Manger 6. We know you have been traveling alot this holiday season and you’ve probably been
told there is no room at the Inn. Well that’s just not the case here at Manger 6.

Why, for just 29 drachma we’ll put you up in a warm comfortable stable with plenty of fresh milk for the new born. There’s even individual stalls for your
mules, camels, or what ever happen to be drivin’ across the desert.

And in case unexpected visitors drop in on ya; Shepards, Wisemen, holy ghosts. It’s not a problem at Manger 6. There is plenty of Frankensence and Muir to go around.

This is Tom Bodett for Manger 6 remindin’ ya there’s always room in this Inn. We’ll even keep a star out for ya.

First Sunday of Advent: Manger Scene #2

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The second in my series of Manger Scene photos is from my parents’ house. This one currently sits under the Christmas tree there. Dad bought this for Mom a few years ago, several months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Everything was so uncertain in those days, and I think he wanted Mom to have something to remember him by. Needless to say, it is a very great treasure.

From here on out these photos will be found blogged on my photoblog only. You can always see the full album of the Manger Scenes on my family’s photo album, or by clicking the link at the top of this blog.

The Nativity Story

Okay, I don’t very often blog about movies, but I feel like I should say a few words about The Nativity Story. From the limited view of the trailers I’ve seen, I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. It fits in very well with my Advent Spiritual/Hobby Project, Fr. Pat’s Manger Photos (you can see all the photos here), and seems to come fairly highly recommended. I’m encouraging everyone to put a little more Christ in Christmas, so let’s see what this movie can do along those lines. I’ll blog more after I’ve seen it!

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

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During Advent this year, I’m making it a spiritual/hobby project to use my digital camera more. I’ll be posting periodically pictures of various Nativity scenes. Even though it’s not yet Advent, here is a sneak peek.

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This is the Nativity scene in my room in the Rectory. It shows the magi off to the left of the photo. Usually these three guys are on top of my book case, on the east(ish) side of my room. There they will stay until Epiphany!