Advent Calendar – Day 12

B0006OS65G.01.LZZZZZZZPerhaps not the most uplifting lyrics in the world, but a good message to remember during this holiday season none the less.

Day 12

Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 20

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I'm a 26 year old marketing enthusiast from Ontario, Canada. I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce, and I'm currently a media buyer / planner for a marketing firm in downtown Toronto. Some of my interests include marketing, blogging, photography, travelling, coin collecting and reality TV. Also, I'm an avid Blue Jays fan. You'll find me catching a game whenever I can.
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2 Responses to Advent Calendar – Day 12

  1. elizabethfei says:

    Dave, I love you but this song is SO offensive.

    I know what they’re trying to accomplish: let’s think about those who are less fortunate than us when we are in a time where we get a lot.

    But holy crap,

    Where the only water flowing
    Is the bitter sting of tears (You know, the Nile is in Africa right?)

    And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom (OH MY GOODNESS)

    Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you ( ARE YOU SERIOUS?)

    And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmastime
    The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life (Great, so all African people can hope for is life. Also, what about the affluent people in Africa).

    Where nothing ever grows (Except in the Rainforest)
    No rain nor rivers flow (The Nile, The Congo…)

    Do they know it’s Christmastime at all? (Do they care?)

    Plus, that picture is of an unidentified boy, naked, standing in front of Rudolph.

  2. John says:

    I’ve always found this song offensive myself because of its anglocentric worldview. They probably don’t know it’s Christmas because they don’t celebrate it. Yay for Band Aid though.

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