Monday, 20 December 2010

"Q" and the Christmas Donkey

Dear Readers, I'm quite excited.
Although the Archdruid often claims to understand these things, I was previously unaware of the concept of "Q", the potential common source of material that can be found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke but not of Mark. But now reading Clayboy's revisiting of "Q" I am inspired. Is it possible that the Christmas Donkey - and possibly even the Little Drummer Boy and Chris de Burgh's "Spaceman came travelling", for that matter - were in Q, but Matthew and Luke both took the decision to excise them for the purposes of space? It would be a neat solution to the conundrum, and would suggest that "Q" is in fact a common source for three traditional and annoying Christmas songs, as well as two gospels.

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