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By Sarah Chivington-Buck
First Presbyterian Church 

We need a little Christmas


December 8, 2017

The song “We Need a Little Christmas” has been stuck in my head ever since I heard it playing in a store the other day. In the song, the singer asks Santa to hurry up and climb down the chimney and for a little angel to sit on her shoulder. This song mixes imagery from sacred and secular ways of celebrating Christmas. It seems that even the most secular celebration of Christmas can’t totally remove the sacred, because the songs many people love refer to the birth of Jesus. Advent is a time when the holy seems to sneak into the most unlikely places. And people who wouldn’t darken the...

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