Alt News December 14, 2011
CHRISTMAS THING OF THE DAY: Gavin Tyte's Beatbox Nativity

As of today, there are only 12 days left until Christmas, so long as you include both today and December 25 in your count. While you may or may not celebrate that particular day - and we have no intention of introducing any more partridges, golden rings or lords a-leaping to the season than there already are - we do think it's a good chance to have a countdown. For that reason, we'd like to share at least one holiday-themed thing every day from now until the 25th.

Our first entry comes from Gavin Tyte, the British vicar and community worker who made a name for himself last year as the Beatboxing Reverend: A man of the cloth who is also a devoted practitioner of making beats with only his mouth and a microphone.

Tyte, who is not only a Devon clergyman but also produces instructional beatboxing videos and has served as a judge at the U.K. beatboxing championships, has released a Christmas-themed video in keeping with his professional duties: A rapped version of the Christmas Nativity story.

Here is his take on the tale:

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