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Anti-Corporate X-mass Caroling & Santa Brawl on the Mall! December 8, 11 and 14

3 Anti-Corporate X-Mass Caroling dates:

Thursday Dec 8th 5-7pm Meet downtown in front of the GAP (for Snow Night!)

Sunday Dec 11th 1-3pm on Pacific Ave (in front of the GAP)+ Santa Brawl on the Mall

Wednesday December 14 4pm (at the Farmer's Market, then on to the mall).
OK, OK! Oh Lord! I tried, I tried- to hold back! No proselytizing on Buy Nothing Day this year. Stayed away from the Hometown Holiday Parade. Till I thought I'd kicked the habit. I kept trying to hold back my Commie-pinko-politico, neo-funky, x-mass tirade but DANG! Snow Night is just around the corner. I can't hold back any longer. So here goes!...

Artists, Activists, Revelers, Singers, Musicians...and disgruntled sweatshop Elves, We know Santa may be the Anti-Christ, the Red Menace, the Devil Incarnate and The Pied Piper of Consumerism, all-wrapped-up-as-one (Well, at least he has become an insidious consumer product promoter, remade by Hallmark). What better time to remake and retake the pagan roots of the Xmas spirit?

3 Anti-Corporate X-Mass Caroling dates:

Thursday Dec 8th 5-7pm Meet downtown in front of the GAP (for Snow Night!)

Sunday Dec 11th 1-3pm on Pacific Ave (meet in front of the GAP) Caroling, but the Santa Brawl On the Mall* will happen at some point between 1:30 and 3pm *(more info below).

Wednesday December 14 4pm (at the Farmer's Market, then on to the mall).

* Santa Brawl- on the Mall at approx. 1:30 PM Sunday Dec. 11 Anyone who has a Santa or Santa-esq Suit is welcome to join in our festive/playful anti-consumerist teritorial battle. Exorcize (and exercise) those inner demons! Come out o' the closet! Join the Territorial Santa Claws! Beware the red menace!
Followed by more re-written Xmass Carols.


Note: We'll supply you with Song-sheets and Hot tea. Dress warmly. We encourage your participation- getting there at the beginning of the performance is best- especially if we decide to stroll up the Mall. But, you can join us at any point. Wear red and/or green if possible, garlands, red long-johns or any Xmas themes are welcome. Feel free to pass this on to others who may be interested.

To those who've sung Anti-Corp XXXmas Carols before, you know it's inherent and irreverent joy!
Re-making those dusty old traditions and working them into a living, breathing.... frenzy?!! If you've never been lucky enough to sing them before, or if you just can't join us for our revelry- you should take time out of your busy shopping schedule and check them out...See yew(trees) in the Streets
with Artists & Revolutionaries!
Tis the season for re-claiming!

G-rant 426-2292
grrrant (at) cruzio.com

Lyrics and websites at: www.rcnv.org/rcnv/archives/corpxmas.htm

and through- www.adbusters.org
www.adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/bnd_xmas/pdf/carols.pdf
www.buynothingchristmas.org/resources/carols.html

My personal faves: God Bless you Very Wealthy Men,
Winter Wonderland and Let it Snow are great tunes.

Let us know if you find any other sources.

G-rant
grrrant (at) cruzio.com
Art & Revolution Street Theatre Collective

A&R SC photos and history: www.members.cruzio.com/~egar/artandrev/home.html
 
 


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Re: Anti-Corporate X-mass Caroling & Santa Brawl on the Mall!

Santa existed before christ as the god odin or wodan, with essentially the same appearance and identity of the god who knew good men from bad, rode an 8 legged horse, and has assistants distributing punishment to the bad
realmagick.com/articles/14/2014.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus
 

Re: Anti-Corporate X-mass Caroling & Santa Brawl on the Mall!

who will be the yule cat?
www.sunfilm.is/index.html

or the krampusse
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampusse
 

Re: Anti-Corporate X-mass Caroling & Santa Brawl on the Mall!

Does the caroling start tonight (Thur, Dec 8) or tomorrow (Fri, Dec 9) - 'cus there is no Thur, Dec. 9??

Looks like loads of fun! I wish I could be there - someone definitely take pictures!
 

tonight!

it starts tonight, the 8th. thanks.
the info above has been correccted.
 

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