So here we go, ace! Here are some real world, multi-partisan, trans-denominational, hyper-humanistic suggestions and quick fixes that would ameliorate, alter, and save the greatest retail seasonal day ever (while possibly generating a cavalcade of new traditions and TV specials).
War on Christmas
Jeremy Barnes, AKA, Thirsty Daddy, has noticed a lot of wars being declared this holiday season. He has started one of his own. The War on Krampus. He explains.
Mike Reynolds digs deep into the fabricated war, and tells us what is behind the phrase “Happy Holidays.”
Alex Yarde previews UNCLE NICK a raucous holiday comedy of inappropriate behavior, interrupted trysts, & monumental over serving of ten-cent beers!
Halloween is barely over, and we’re sparring about this ongoing, fictional “War on Christmas” because of the color of Starbucks cups. Is this real life?
Pastor John Pavlovitz: “When did the words ‘Merry Christmas’ become a gotcha moment?”
Whatever happened love, joy, and good cheer?
Christmas becomes less about the rituals when your life changes out from under you.
I expect that at the heart of most such exchanges is a fear of the loss of Christian cultural hegemony. After all, making room for a greater plurality of views not only doesn’t threaten our own beliefs; it also presents an opportunity to understand the world in a broader, richer context if we’re open to it.
Are the Swedes wrong to encourage gender equality by forcing boys to play with toys traditionally meant for girls?