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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

King of New York Hacks and The Christmas Story

This is a less than 4 minute rendition of The story of Christmas. You don't have to be religious to enjoy it.

So, sit back and smile for the next 3 minutes and 53 seconds, trust The King on this one.

The Christmas Story (2010 version) - as told by the children of St Paul's Church.
...or you can click this link if you don't have flash on your phone like me. :-) The Christmas Story

You don't have to be religious to love Christmas, or to say it to someone who is, mind you.
Unique and wonderful video. Even my atheist friends are enjoying it. :-)

These Children are from New Zealand and perform an event called GLOW Christmas Carols with glowsticks. I heard about it from a passenger I was driving who was a volunteer nurse and spent time with the organization World Vision New Zealand, but was a Buddhist and she loved every minute of it she said.

I had to post it after she told me about it.

“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”
- Bob Pierce, World Vision Founder

World Vision was founded in 1950 by the Reverend Dr Bob Pierce in response to the needs of Korean War orphans.- Click this link to learn more World Vision New Zealand

I will be posting again before Christmas, hope you enjoyed the video, but I'll share this quick experience I had in my yellow chariot before I post tomorrow or the next day.

I had a couple of passengers the other night, it was cold and brisk, and in Midtown near St Patrick's Cathedral a middle aged woman jumped into my warm taxi with a young child around 5 years old was my they discussed all the wonderful things the child saw at Rockefeller Plaza with the ice skating, the giant Christmas Tree, and as they talked I found out the woman was the child's Aunt. The Aunt inquired to the small child, "and did you ask Santa for everything you want for being such a good girl this year ?? "...The small girl responded as I looked into my rear view mirror to watch the child reply so enthusiastically with a grin as if she outsmarted the world "yup, I asked him to bring Uncle Bob home from the War"...I could see the Aunt was a bit shaken by the reply but she stayed composed and hugged the young girl saying, "well honey, because Santa is so busy that night, I'll bet if he can't bring him home, he'll stop by and have cookies with Uncle Bob and tell him how he met you in New York City " which the beautiful child quipped with her precious smile from ear to ear "Yeah, that would be AWESOME ! "...and to which my eyes met the Aunt's in the mirror and no words need be said as we smiled at each other.

Through the eyes of children folks...

I'm no Soldier at War as Uncle Bob is, nor am I Santa, I'm just The King of New York Hacks who hopes the two meet up for cookies that night, or even better, that they ALL do. Peace out Peeps.


  1. That's a cute video and I try not to use that word too much as a grown man. I like really like your blog. Merry Christmas.

  2. That is such a cute story about the little girl in the cab. Aw, I got goosebumps when you met the aunt's eyes in the rearview mirror. Thank you for sharing that, it really means a lot.

  3. They did a great job. I love Mary's lumpy baby bump. Looks like they had fun making it which is as it should be. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Or whatever winter solstice style holiday you celebrate.

  4. Oh that story about the little girl in your cab made me cry!!!

    Now I"m going to watch your video.

    Merry Christmas King!

  5. I loved the video and the story of the little girl in your cab. Merry Christmas to you!

  6. Merry Christmas, sugarpie! Absolutely lovely story and what a quick thinking aunt. Now I've got to see the video. Stay safe and warm. xoxoxox

    ps. and now i'm following you on twitter!

  7. I really hope he makes it home for Christmas. That would be a big bowl of awesome.

  8. I posted the same video on my blog today. It's awesome, isn't it?

    Your story had tears in my eyes. Out of the mouthes of babes....

  9. Love the video!

    The story of Uncle Bob in the war, brought tears to my eyes.

    Wow, children are so incredible.

  10. A cute video for sure but I'm so touched by that lovely child in your cab and her aunt. You tell such a beautiful story. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas.

  11. This is good! You don't even need much comment for this. I did enjoy it.

  12. Thank you for sharing this touching story. The video is great! Merry Christmas!

  13. I love seeing life through my grandson's eyes. When my life seems to be overwhelming, he brings me a little perspective.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  14. I'm at work so I'll have to wait until I get home to watch it. Merry Christmas KNYH's, and here's to Uncle Bob staying safe.

  15. It is nice to reconnect with you and truly (tearfully) enjoyed your story.

  16. Okay, that is a beautiful Santa story and a five year old little girl with a heart of gold. Big sigh. I love that.

    And I love the video too. Thanks for sharing the background on it. I've seen the video but had no idea where it come from. It's really fantastic.

    You know I think you're the greatest, King and I love your blog and stories about your fine city. Keep safe out there and to you and your family, I wish you all a GREAT Christmas! Cheers, jj

  17. Blogger Carmen dijo...

    Gracias Rey de Nueva York. Tu también eres un encanto por eso te leo y te admiro porque tienes mucha gente que te sigue y eso significa mucho. Menos mal que tengo el traductor y puedo entenderte y eso me ha hecho entrar más a visitarte.
    Quiero desearte lo mejor cada día de tu vida y que el mejor regalo sea el Amor que lleves dentro de tu corazón. El video me ha gustado mucho y la historia que cuentas es muy bonita. ¡eres grande !

    24 de diciembre de 2010 11:09

  18. Thanks for visiting my site. I've been in a New York Taxi. I'm amazed you've survived so long. You probably ride roller coaster standing up. When you're done you probably say; "Is that it? That wasn't scary at all. I'll bet some of your passengers are pretty scary.

  19. What a heartwarming story!!! That little girl is wise beyond her years...Merry Christmas Edward!! All the best to you and your family!

  20. Great post, thanks for it and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  21. Warms my heart and makes me sad, a little. Merry Christmas, King of NY Hacks!

  22. The video is so cute! The kids did a great job! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!!

  23. thank you so much for sharing this lovely story that doesn't get told as often as it should this time of year...and what a loving and delightful way to see it! I hope your holiday was wonderful!..and all the best into the new year ahead! Looking so forward to seeing it through your eyes!

  24. I think my Christmas could use a few more glowsticks!

  25. Here's the prequel to The Christmas Story by the same kids: