War? What War?

See the source imageA fb friend poked some at former Wisconsin guv Scott Walker on his attempt to resuscitate the War on Christmas.

Commercial radio has begun to broadcast seasonal fare in my area. I heard bits to most of five songs in the car today. It was the usual suspects: Mariah, the Boss, José. Three songs mentioned Christmas explicitly. A fourth had Santa coming to town. The fifth was an instrumental of “God Rest Ye Merry.”

Seriously, I still don’t get the culturewar on this one. Christmas is alive and well. Jesus may be receding. One year in the last decade I counted about one in three songs dealing with the “reason” for the “season.” Last time I checked a few years ago, it was down to 10 percent.

Maybe prospective combatants could take a lesson from history and kick around a ball on a field. It is illustrative that according to the linked article, the 1% insisted on all-out warfare on future Christmas Eves and Days to ensure no future holiday nonsense had room to squeeze in amongst the much-deserved and sensible festivities.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to War? What War?

  1. Liam says:

    It’s the War on The War on Christmas.

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