Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Happy Kwanzaa-mas-kah

OK, I have to say it. I'm sick to death of all the whining, bitching and complaining from the thin-skinned, politically-correct cry babies who would limit (or BAN, if possible) the term "Merry Christmas."

I mean, really, people. There are much bigger things (like bitching about the 10 commandment statues outside court houses or the word "God" in the pledge of allegiance, or the pledge of allegiance itself!) to bitch and moan about.

If you really want to strip out the meaning of Christmas - then follow someone who's already tried: the Grinch. Granted, he's fictional - but he had the same goals - to wipe out Christmas and all it stands for.

It's not about snow. I live in California and have to "visit" snow above 5,000 feet. But, nonetheless, Christmas will still come.

It's not about presents. There are loads of poor and homeless families that cannot exchange gifts - yet Christmas will still be here.

It's not about Santa. St. Nicholas the modern day home invader - even if you take him out of the equation, you'll still have Christmas.

It's not about consumerism. It's not about getting together with family. It's not about fancy meals. It's not about stockings "hung with care." It's not about decorative lighting. It's not about singing carols.

It's not about any of that. In fact, you can take that all away - and Christmas would still come.

Christmas is about Christ.

Period. The end.

THAT is the reason for Christmas - He is the reason for the season. He is THE Gift. Whether you believe it or not, accept it or not doesn't change that fact.

Even the Grinch found it out in the end: "...Christmas came. It came just the same..."

So whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or nothing at all, I want to extend tidings of gladness, joy and safety to you and your family this season.

God Bless!

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