Yeah, we know he was probably really born in the spring when the flocks are actually in the fields but we still want to light a birthday candle for our pal and yours, Jesus Christ. Whether you're away in a manger or snug by a fireplace, it's worth casting a thought or two his way on Christmas. And if there's anyone who's inspired more music than this guy we can't think of them!
We begin our rock 'n' roll Xmas gathering with The Byrds at the Fillmore East in 1970 doing "Jesus Is Just Alright."
Let's gather around the table for a memorable grace from Ricky Bobby. Who doesn't want to see Jesus with giant eagle wings singing lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynrd with an angel band?
Apparently Jesus doesn't like to spend time in the Windy City and here's ZZ Top to tell us about it.
Perhaps you think Jesus is a stiff but "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" shows us J.C. can be cool to the kids. And it's subtitled for your sing-a-long pleasure!
Speaking of sexy and Jesus, here's some vintage Al Green testifying full force on Soul Train.
There's perhaps no better modern ditty about the guy than Kris Kristofferson's "Jesus Was A Capricorn," which is so full of right-minded thinking it's clear Kris has actually read the New Testament a time or two.
Given how he's received in Kristofferson's tune it's no wonder Jesus doesn't want some of us for a sunbeam, something Nirvana understood all too well.
Now, a few wise words about partying with the Lord from Rowan Atkinson.
As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. Here's the Doobie Brothers "Takin' It To The Streets" where they slide into "Jesus Is Just Alright" with great vigor.