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Hollywood North??

I will always remember my star Christmas performance back in kindergarten days. There I was dressed up as a Christmas shepherd, with my staff, bedrobe, and head-scarf. I was so excited about being a shepherd that I forgot where I was supposed to meet the rest of the cast. So I sat down at the front of the stage and waited for them to find me. Unfortunately that lost kindergarten shepherd was never found, until the whole pageant was over. I was most disappointed, and vowed that day to never become a famous Hollywood actor.

Almost 2,000 years ago in the little town of Bethlehem (not Bellingham, as wed often sing as children), a little shepherd baby was born in a filthy cow barn. Many shepherds were drawn to Bethlehem to admire this tiny little child, little knowing that this baby would one day become a Good Shepherd for many. Years later, hundreds of millions of people are still singing Carols about 'this little town of Bethlehem'.

It is amazing how much that Christmas Carols speak to the hearts of adults and children alike. Why is it that Carols still fascinate us in such a spiritually ambivalent age? Click to find out...


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