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November 17, 2008

Go Fish Crusades For 'Christmas With A Capital C'

BREATHEcast.com (CA):

Acclaimed family entertainers Go Fish find themselves in the middle of the "Christmas" word controversy once again this year, but that’s exactly where the Minneapolis-based trio wants to be. Set to bring their "Christmas With A Capital C" Tour to 13 cities this season, Go Fish’s ongoing mission to keep "Christmas" in the public vernacular is strongly resonating with Americans opposed to growing civic and cultural attempts to promote the word "holiday" instead.

According to a recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 92 percent of Americans believe in God, and Go Fish is proudly taking a stand not only for this majority, but for the religious freedoms the term "holiday" threatens to put at risk.

A highlight of Go Fish’s high-energy Christmas concerts is the performance of their popular original selection, "Christmas With A Capital C." The song, from Go Fish’s acclaimed 2006 Christmas recording, Snow, also features commentary from comedian Brad Stine. A fan-produced video of "Christmas With A Capital C" has generated more than 7 million hits on YouTube to date.

"This song unapologetically reminds people that Christmas is about the birth of Christ," says Go Fish founding member Jamie Statema. "The whole point of 'Christmas With A Capital C' is to show that this annual debate is about something much bigger than just whether or not to say ‘Merry Christmas.’ It's about an ongoing effort to remove God from our American culture. We decided it was time to take a stand and as a result, ‘Christmas With A Capital C’ has become an anthem for Christians all over the United States."

Kicking off December 6 in Madison, Wisconsin, the "Christmas With A Capital C" Tour will also hit the Target Center in Minneapolis; as well as Des Moines, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Holland, Michigan, among other cities, before wrapping December 20 in Chicago. A concert experience designed for children and adults alike, the "Christmas With A Capital C" Tour will also feature Go Fish’s signature a cappella and percussion-based arrangements of classics and new favorites from the Snow recording.

Dove Award-nominated Go Fish has been covered by such national media as the "Today" Show, American Profile and Focus on the Family magazine, among other outlets. The group’s live performances have attracted sell-out crowds across the country, including an audience of 14,000 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Posted by acapnews at November 17, 2008 11:48 PM

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