Happy Birthday, Jesus!!!

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.


[Published on: 12/25/08]

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Kill Smokey Thu 12/25/2008 10:01AM
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Kill Smokey

Ho ho ho. Merry PHISHmas, and to all a PHISH night!

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Lord-K.

Tis the season....Pass me the bourbon!

angelsfear starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/25/2008 10:14AM
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angelsfear

Jesus Christ, Im grateful for all you gave! Happy birthday!

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bigworld Thu 12/25/2008 10:51AM
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bigworld

religion is a state of mind cultured for mental serenity. none the less, merry christmas to all you good people! :)

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moonsafari

I hear he's headlining roth

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Hans starstarstar Thu 12/25/2008 02:32PM
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Hans

I don't care what anybody says. ZZ Top could lay it down.

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johnnygoff starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/25/2008 03:18PM
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johnnygoff

John 3:16

Merry Christmas to all of you freaks out there!

Jesus loves all the freaks. Don't ever forget it.

sixstringbrad starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/25/2008 04:47PM
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sixstringbrad

Happy Birthday, J!

toeknee420 Thu 12/25/2008 06:12PM
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schofizzl Fri 12/26/2008 01:16AM
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Putnameter star Fri 12/26/2008 10:33AM
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Putnameter

I gonna come at you like a SPIDER MONKEY!!!!

Putnameter Fri 12/26/2008 10:42AM
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RichardHaley Fri 12/26/2008 11:41AM
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pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/26/2008 03:36PM
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^^^^99% of jambase is 16 yearolds that havent seen phish....alright highschools out at 3 i can get home and thumbs down eveybody on a thread by 5

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/26/2008 03:41PM
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EricTW83 Fri 12/26/2008 05:18PM
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Wow. What's with all the thumbs down people? I thought this post was holy hilarious, entertaining, and a perfect jambase style recognition of the day. Some of you maybe need to chill out and burn one down for the JC.

erincruz23 starstarstar Fri 12/26/2008 11:46PM
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schofizzl Fri 12/26/2008 11:53PM
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pornofunk - i don't think we need to childproof jambase or people-who-haven't-seen-phish-proof jambase. i'm not 21 for another couple weeks so technically you could call me a 'kid' if you wanted(although we're all kids when the music plays), and i have never seen phish simply because i didn't find out about them until sometime in 03 i think, when they were almost done up and had no remaining dates that i could make. neither of those are my fault, obviously. no, i think we just need to ASSHOLE-proof jambase, if there is even a solid way to do that. i wonder if there's a way to ban the computers of repeat offenders from opening a new account.. although that might be more labor than jambase has or is willing to put forward...

mudbuddy11 Sat 12/27/2008 10:15AM
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YO!!!!! Happy Birthday to my main man!!

mateotee Sat 12/27/2008 05:18PM
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mateotee

yeah you would've, cuz that's where you like to put everything! Right???!!!

groovatronics Sat 12/27/2008 07:40PM
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groovatronics Sat 12/27/2008 07:44PM
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and by the way, i AM a 17-year-old, and i DO actually KNOW IT ALL. so like, you beardo wooks can go take your dead tapes and shove it.. er something...

and i wish it didn't have to be this way, but i feel i have to note the ~sarcasm~ or some may take offense.. 'sigh'

kider54 starstarstarstarstar Sun 12/28/2008 02:56PM
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DAMONCORY Mon 12/29/2008 11:40AM
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Jesus was NOT born on 12-25. The date was used to cover/overlap pagan celebrations.

mateotee Mon 12/29/2008 07:47PM
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Ha ha ha! The whole Jesus story is a "pagan" allegory. It's all about worshiping the sun and the moon just like every other religion! Religious people are barely a step past monkeys. Ha ha ha! Merry Saturnalia dipshits!

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jesus christ!!

what?

get the escalade we're out of here!

DAMONCORY Tue 12/30/2008 07:23AM
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mateotee - Your correct, but you missed my point. Your average Christian does not know that the Christian Leaders changed the holiday's timing to take over the time of year from "scary - evil" solstice celebrations by The Pagan / Earth Worshipers / Sun Worshipers / Whatever you want to call it. Religion is the greatest crime ever perpetrated on the human race. Got war?

futhepharmer Wed 12/31/2008 11:27AM
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futhepharmer

Believing in god sucks

richromeo starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/3/2009 12:41PM
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Late getting on this one, but a big belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jesus!!!

Great idea for a thread on Jambase. Love it.

Big THANKS out to your father and ours, God, for letting us have all this great music to enjoy and make the struggles of this life a lot more joyful, breaking down barriers, etc, etc.

Jesus is more than just alright with me!

swansong200 Wed 1/7/2009 11:58AM
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Happy belated birthday jesus. thanks for not eating the cake i baked for you, asswipe.