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Fall Plans

Posted on: September 27, 2013

UnplugtheChristmasMachinSome folks plan ahead, some don’t.

So, to meet the needs of those who do, I’ll make lots of suggestions in advance and then I’ll repeat some of them in more detail closer to the date for the “spontaneous” folks.

Investigate a few that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.

Probably the best-known: UNPLUG the Christmas Machine Workshop Leader’s Guide (audio and text)

Treasury of CelebrationsCreate Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth is a compilation of the six earlier Alternate Celebrations Catalogs. 

September-December | ADVENT | CHRISTMAS

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations
Planning an Alternative Christmas Workshop
How to Organize an Alternative Christmas Community Festival

Many Alternatives’ following audio shorts are also part of the upcoming “Whose Birthday?” podcast series.

Let Jesus Come, Let Santa Go: audio workshop

The Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Carols with Justice sing-along

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? (pageant)

Let’s Get Off the Christmas Roller-Coaster

Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (5 of 24 editions have audio versions)|Submission Guidelines

Other TEXT Resources (no accompanying audio/visual)

15 Christmas Packets

An assortment of Advent/Christmas Calendars

Christmas Anthologies to read alone or aloud

Christmas Campaign Kit

Advent/Christmas Articles Index

Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art: Celebrating Advent/Christmas

Worship Alternatives: Advent/Christmas

Thematic Index: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany


Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3). Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through or your favorite podcast service.

Or access individual episodes:

#1: Getting Acquainted

#2: 5 Life Standards

#3: Saga of Simply Enough

#4: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle-1

#5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle-2

COMING: Whose Birthday? series

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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