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 Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth is a compilation of the six earlier Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.
Many Alternatives’ following audio shorts are also part of the upcoming “Whose Birthday?” podcast series.
Let Jesus Come, Let Santa Go: audio workshop
Carols with Justice sing-along
What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? (pageant)
Other TEXT Resources (no accompanying audio/visual)
An assortment of Advent/Christmas Calendars
Christmas Anthologies to read alone or aloud
EARLY WINTER FESTIVALS
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- New Year’s Day
- Emancipation Day (January 1)
- Epiphany (January 6)
You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.
Or access individual episodes:
COMING: Whose Birthday? series
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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist