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    you know.....I didn't even think about it - I just copied the actual title of the song.  Then later on, I thought about whether anyone would mention it.

    Oh, if O'Reilly could see me now.....

    •  IXRI, Xmas holiday, Christianists don't own it (1+ / 0-)
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      Puritans, Jehovahs' Witnesses don't believe in the gifts and presents and oneupmanship feasting and partying.

      As do many others.  Christmas cards are a recent (1880's) American commercial invention.  As is the entire spending frenzy to power the retail trades, holiday sales,tourism,etc.  Movie companies have a "holiday season release package" .  

      Many Christian sects don't celebrate as compulsively as many USA citizens do.  The January 6th Epiphany is considered the real significant commemorative by many and in Europe and elsewhere the Welcome of the New year and the greening is a long tradition that has been celebrated many thousands of years before Xmas.

      The popularity of this was such that the early Christianists couldn't eliminate it,so they imposed their nearest significant custom over it and incorporated it to avoid offending.

       The desire for renewal, for return of Spring, for rebirth,and for peace and harmony is so strong it triumphs over all pretenders and usurpers.

        "So this is Xmas....."

      Salute to John, boy do we miss him and his wonderful spirit and inspired talents...

      "Genius is the recovery of childhood at will" Rimbaud (thanks to Harlan Ellison for reminder)

      by Pete Rock on Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 07:41:57 PM PST

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