Merry Christmas!

Stylized sign reading

Good news everybody! Our long national nightmare is over. For the first time in almost a decade, we can say “Merry Christmas” to each other again! Thanks to our Glorious Leader!  What’s that? You are one of the 76% of Americans who think that the whole “War on Christmas” thing is a lie “made up for political reasons?”  Yeah, me too.  So, from Santa and me, Merry Christmas!

So, here on Christmas Eve, here are some Alt-Right-free tidbits for you!

Drawing of Santa and reindeer

Take Uncle jpj’s advice. Skip them all and watch the very best Christmas movie ever, Miracle on 34th Street.  There are several remakes, but don’t be fooled. The original 1947 one is the one you want. It is a deep meditation of the nature of Faith (“believing in something when common sense tells you not to”) that is at once cynical (everyone says they believe in Santa, but not necessarily because they believe in Santa) and sentimental (a time when the US Post Office was respected!). Once the movie is over, should  you believe in Santa? This movie won’t tell you, figure it out yourself. Plus Natalie Wood is the most adorable child ever captured on film.

I’ll be back after the New Year. In the meantime, enjoy the snow, if you are lucky enough to have it!

Santa and his sackful of toys.

 

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