Why did I spell it wrong? Why not?
Anyway, I received an email asking me to come up with a single link for all the Christmas posts that I have foisted on the masses this week. The lady who made the request mentioned that the articles were “informative and disturbing.” That may be the highest praise I’ve ever earned. She also wanted to just send one link to all her friends. I guess she wants everyone to be as informed and disturbed as she is.
Who am I to deny such a simple request?
So, here we go, a simple synopsis and a link to each heartwarming article.
According to Google, only white people celebrate Christmas
All of Santa’s reindeer are chicks and the history of why candy canes reference blood.
The story how Christmas screwed up Hanukkah and forced a mild mannered college professor to invent Kwanzaa.
The tender tale of why Kentucky Fried Chicken is the official sponsor of Christmas in Japan and why it’s sometimes okay to eat your young this time of year.
And, naturally, the evolution of the traditional Christmas carol from village sponsored terrorist attacks to the family fun of today.
And, in honor of the crazy people on TV who think there’s a war on Christmas, I will leave you with this:
Charlie Brown: “Isn’t there ANYONE who knows what Christmas is all about?!?!
Linus: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ ” (Luke 2:8-14)
“You see, Charlie Brown — that’s what Christmas is all about.”
Listen to Bill McCormick on WBIG AM 1280, this Friday morning around 9:10
for his version of a New Year’s special!