Simple Living Works!

Episode 11: Whose Birthday? -6:: FINALE

Posted on: December 20, 2013

A.Scrooge-201x300Listen to all six WHOSE Birthday? episodes of the SLW! podcast during the 12 Days of Christmas, from Christmas Day to Epiphany Day (Jan. 6)  — privately or with your family.

Brief show notes for this episode of SLW! podcast.

Whose Birthday Is it, Anyway? part 6 – a radio adaptation of Alternatives’ best-known resource for Advent and Christmas. This episode features:

The Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge* + Carols with Justice + Reflections + Real Life Experiences by Esther Armstrong (Spanish version)

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of the complete Show Notes. For previous episodes, see the list at the bottom of this blog.

COMING next episode: Interview with Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor of Living More with Less, 30th Anniversary Edition + Preparing for Winter Celebrations + Any Year Alternatives Calendar

Mentions in this episode:

Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

This Advent and Christmas Resource for Families, Individuals and Churches is for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing.

Want to Contribute? Submission Guidelines

Issues 1-25 Prepare ART or an ARTICLE for the 2014 online-only edition while the memories and motivation are still warm.

Although this resource is not available in print, you may make all the copies you choose. It is covered by Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

Table of Contents

Reflections & Activities

Fear Not series of six GRAPHICS from Worship Alternatives. Also see Be (Un)Afraid, Be Very (Un)Afraid!

My Advent Adventure I-Want-To-Go-Deeper Daily Guide

Hand-made Gifts Are Best

Unwrapping Christmas in a Different Paradigm

The Unholy Family of Christmas

Humorous Christmas Art

10 Tips to Escape the Stifling Comfort Zone

Whose Birthday? How-To


Colleague Organizations


Advent/Christmas music from Sing Justice! Do Justice!


Hard copies of Alternatives’ resources — paper, CD, DVD — will be available soon at nominal cost from ELCA Archives (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 • (847) 690-9410 • • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F. An appointment in advance of visit is advised. NOTE: This is not the ELCA headquarters bldg.

Mentions in recent episodes:

The Story of Jason + Thoughts While NOT Listening to the Christmas Story +10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas + The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World by Christine Sine + Share Simple Living with Home Decorations + The Christmas Game + 10 Free, Fun Family Things to Do at Christmas + Carols with Justice TEXT  & Sing-along + Consumo Must Go! (skit) + What Does JESUS Want for Christmas?

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

For SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see episode 6. 

SEASONAL HELPS from *Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth:  ADVENT | CHRISTMAS | Winter Festivals: Jan.-April

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Individual Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

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

*GRAPHIC: Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge, Executive Producer, Bob Kochtitzky, founder of Alternatives

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog four times a week.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

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