OK, so you’re frazzled. Christmas is just three days away, you haven’t even begun thinking about Christmas shopping (much less doing any actual shopping)…and it’s just the same as it is…EVERY. FRIGGIN’. YEAR. Why is this? Well, it might be because Christmas comes with some baggage that just…well, really, really, REALLY sucks. ‘Course, the first step toward solving any problem lies in identifying what that problem actually is. Toward that end, here’s some help:
Really, who among us wouldn’t argue that Christmas wouldn’t be better off without Jesus? Well, OK…I suppose there are still a few hearty souls who still recognize the reason for the season. Still, any thinking person would have to agree that Christmas isn’t exactly a religious holiday for most of us…and I, for one, am OK with that. I just hope y’all get what you’re hoping for. (Me? I’ve already got my Christmas present.)
Perhaps if we just recognized the holiday for what it is: an annual commercial extravaganza designed to prop up the economy’s retail sector? Just think how much worse this recession would be if we weren’t haunting malls this time of year and draining our bank accounts? If you love America, get thee to a mall today….