12 December 2005
I am not a humbugger, but the recent nonsense over the "war on Christmas" is more ridiculous than Howard Dean's diary. Winter solstice events have been a celebration on this planet since we had the good sense to track the passing of time. They have been folded into whatever convenient package that particular society had need of at the time.
What many of the present zealots fail to remember is that the marketing of Christmas is a direct response to the will of the people. If no one wanted to purchase a digitally controlled, fully articulated animatronic Santa Claus on a chaise lounge and place him under a palm tree for their Key largo home, you would not find multiple items on E-bay.
What I would really like to see is a genuine return to the old standard Peace on Earth Goodwill to All.
Happy Kwanzaa, everybody!