He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Hates And Loves

What I Hate About Christmas:

1. Silent Night. I know that I should be shot at sunrise for this one, but forcing perfectly good singers to wheeze through this song bothers me.

2. Handbells. The conscientious practitioners of this abominable craft lack the natural charm of skilled cow-milkers.

What I Love About Christmas:

1. Rampant Commercialism. Exhorting us to remember "the reason for the season", such cheerleaders may be astonished to realize that rampant Christmas consumerism is all about outdoing each other at giving gifts.

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