Friday, December 18, 2015

It All Began with a Question...

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It all began with a question: Fr. David asked,“What’s your favourite Christmas Carol?” and from there, it grew into a Top 5 list for both favourite Christmas carols and favourite Christmas TV shows and movies. Interesting enough, not everything listed below is Christmassy (I’m not even sure that’s a word…), some appear to be shows our staff members will get to binge-watch while on Christmas break (Thank you, Lord for Netflix. Amen). Please enjoy our Top 5 lists…

 

Fr. David's Top 5 Christmas Carols, Hymns, Songs

1. When a Child is Born

2. Do You Hear What I Hear?

3. Still! Still! Still!

4. The Wexford Carol

5. Silent Night

Fr. David's Top 5 Must See Christmas Programs/Movies

 1. A Christmas Carol (Alistair Simms)

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas

3. It's a Wonderful Life

4. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (animated)

5. Miracle on 34th Street

 

Fr. Greg’s Top 5 Songs

1. Carol of bells

2. adeste fideles

3. Silent night

4.what child is this?

5. The Grinch song?

 Fr. Greg’s Top 5 Movies

1. Wonderful life

2. A Christmas Carol

3. The Grinch who stole

4. Home alone

5. Doctor Who

 

Michael’s (Pastoral Intern) Top 5 Christmas Songs/Albums:

1. Magnificat - Steve Bell (Album: The Feast)

2. Silent Night

3. O Holy Night – Steve Bell (Album: The Feast)

4. Ready My Heart – Steve Bell (Album: The Feast)

5. Carol Medley – Steve Bell (Album: The Feast)

Michael’s Top 5 Christmas Movies:

1. It’s A Wonderful Life

2. A Christmas Carol

3. The Bells of St. Mary’s

4. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (animated)

5. Home Alone?

 

Amanda’s (our new Youth Minister) Favourite songs:

1. Boney M - Mary's boy child

2. Jingle Bell rock - Bobby Helms

3. Nat King Cole - Oh Holy Night  

4. Dean Martin - let it snow

5. Home alone soundtrack 

Amanda’s Favourite movies

 1. Home alone 

2. Elf

3. Home alone - Lost in New York  

4. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

5. The Holiday 

 

Patrick's Top 5 Christmas Carols, Hymns, Songs

1. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Johnny Reid)

2. Mary Did you Know

3. Do They Know It’s Christmas (Band Aid 1984)

4. A Long Time Ago in Lego Land (So the Lego People say…) As performed by Patrick Clarke and Michael Bresslar at the age of 7

5. Anything by Boney M…anything.

Patrick's Top 5 Must See Programs/Movies during the Christmas Season

1. The Walking Dead (Seasons 1 & 2)

2. The Walking Dead (Seasons 3 & 4)

3. The Walking Dead (Season 5)

4. It’s a Wonderful Life

5. The Downton Abbey Christmas Special

For the record, there are no Walking Dead Christmas specials…apparently, Christmas doesn’t exist in a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world.

 

Daryl’s Favourite Songs

 1. I'll Be Home for Christmas

2. Silent Night

3. O Holy Night

4. O Come All Ye Faithful

5. O Little Town of Bethlehem

Daryl’s Favourite Movies

 1. A Christmas Carol (1951 Version) starring Alastair Sim

2. Miracle on 34th Street

3. Holiday Inn (1942) starring Bing Crosby

4. It's A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart

5. One Magic Christmas (1985) starring Mary Steenburgen and Jan Rubes

 

Andy's Top 5 Christmas Carols, Hymns, Songs

1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (I know, it's an Advent song rather than a Christmas one, but it's just too awesome)

2. Album: "Barenaked for the Holidays" by the Barenaked Ladies

3. "Chiron Beta Prime" by Jonathan Coulton

4. "Mary's Boy Child" by Boney M

5. Anything other than constant Christmas music for months. Apparently I'm the Grinch.

Andy's Top 5 Must See Programs/Movies during the Christmas Season

1. Star Wars (marathon)

2. The TWiT (This Week in Tech) Holiday Special

3. Community (TV series): any/all of the Christmas shows

4. Corner Gas (because it NEVER gets old)

5. PAW Patrol (TV series): Pups Save Christmas (because I have little kids, and realistically that's the only thing on this list that I'll actually get to see. Sigh...)

 

Garth's Top 5 Christmas Carols, Hymns, Songs

1. Silent Night

2. Joseph's Song - Michael Caird

3. Handel's Messiah

4. The Huron Carol

5. Album: "A Christmas Gift for you"- Johnny Reid

Garth's Top 5 Must See Christmas Movies

1. A Christmas Carol (Alistair Simms)

2. The Nativity Story

3. It's a Wonderful Life

4. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas -Jim Carrey

5. Miracle on 34th Street

 

Jim's Top 5 Albums

1. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi)

3. Home for Christmas - Amy Grant

4. Holly & Ivy - Natalie Cole

5. Barenaked for The Holidays – Barenaked Ladies

Jim’s Top 5 Must See Christmas Movies / Shows

1. The Bishop’s Wife

2. White Christmas

3. Desk Set

4. A Christmas Story

5. A Claymation Christmas Celebration

 

For the record Jim, Bishop Don doesn’t have a wife.

 

Linda’s Top 5 Christmas Songs

  1. Silent Night
  2. O Holy Night
  3. Little Drummer Boy
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. Do You Hear What I Hear

Linda’s Top 5 Christmas TV/Movies

  1. Miracle on 34th Street
  2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  3. Elf
  4. Love Actually
  5. It's a wonderful Life

 Well that's our Top 5 Lists...from all the Staff here at Holy Family Cathedral, Merry Christmas!

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Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clarke is the Administrator of the Cathedral of the Holy Family.  He is married to Tanya.  Together, they have two children: Ava (7) and Lachlan (4) and they are expecting their third child in February, 2013