Oh, the weather outside is frightful and my friend, Matt, just gave me news that’s no so delightful. So, since there’s no place to go (that isn’t playing holiday songs five days after Halloween), let my annual reminder flow, let it flow, let it flow.
It’s that time of year again folks. When no reasonable person is ready for holiday jingles in retail establishments but they just keep playing them anyway. And, that means it’s time once again for my annual diatribe about the wonder and merriment of retail therapy this time of year:
Today, while shopping, three of the big box retailers were already blasting X-mas carols throughout the stores! People, and Bill O’Reilly, there is NO freaking war on X-mas … there are merely those who are rational enough to only feel the need to celebrate Christmas at its actual occurrence and those who would gladly vote in a bill to celebrate it all year long. I mean come on – there were X-mas decorations in the mall before Halloween! What is that about?
I know some might say these things aren’t what Christmas is about, and they would be right. These things are what our capitalist society has transformed Christmas into, so why aren’t you mad about that instead?! Pick your battles people! No one is trying to take away the three weeks off of school your kids get to celebrate “winter break.” No one is picketing at the nativity store, and no one has barricaded the door to your respective churches. Get over it!
In the meantime, if I have to listen to the same carols repeatedly every time I go into a store, there’s going to be a ho, ho, homicide. Now, I’m certainly not a church going Christian, but I’m pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t approve of that.