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The Christmas Wars

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Aunt Tracy w/her nieces, Ava (11), Gia (10), Kaya (7)

Aunt Tracy w/her nieces, Ava (11), Gia (10), Kaya (7)

Christmas Skepticism:  On Christmas morning Ava asked:

“How come Santa uses the same wrapping paper as Mom and Dad?”

Mom and Dad looked at one another. Gia, still a believer, said:

“Sometimes he needs to borrow wrapping paper after he comes down the chimney.”

Christmas Controversy:  I don’t know if the so-called “War on Christmas” is a thing, it seems hyperbole, but evidently there are people offended by “Merry Christmas.” Don’t believe me? Check out the headlines:

Is Saying Merry Christmas Politically Correct?Forbes
Don’t Say Merry Christmas, It Might Offend SomeoneTelegraph
Merry Christmas vs. Happy HolidaysChicago Tribune

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Kaya

War?  The iconoclast in me used to say “Merry Stressmas” or “Happy Holidays,” and write “Xmas,” but no more. PC on steroids has gotten out of control, and thus, to be subversive, we must start saying “Merry Christmas” again.

Respect:  Even religious holidays can be celebrated as secular. Or not, but that’s an individual choice. When I lived in the Middle East I respected Ramadan though I did not fast. This meant I would not chomp on a falafel in front of the other Middle Eastern teachers at our high school, and partaking an Eid feast with them. Holidays should bring people together, right?

Offense Culture:  It’s time to reserve the right to offended…on things that are truly offensive.

These Muslim Americans Celebrating Christmas Remind Us That We’re Not All That Different

Thus I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas this year, and best wishes for a Happy 2017!

Joke of the Day:  Did you hear about the metal/grunge band that went vegan? They’re called Rage Against the Cuisine.

Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

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The Sexist Stay-at-home Santa

圣诞快乐!The Sexist Stay-at-home Santa Clause

圣诞快乐!The Sexist Stay-at-home Santa Clause

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Going to another Xmas party

Indian Dress

Indian Dress

Santa Dad:  Kaya’s Chinese pre-school needed a Santa who could speak a little Chinese and looked the part. Not that I look like Mr. Claus, but 圣诞节快乐!小朋友今年你怪不怪? 哎呀!在一个火车玩具?

Gia the Outstanding Orca

Gia the Outstanding Orca

Christmas with the in-laws

Christmas with the in-laws

Underwear Underwhere? Underwear by definition are clothes worn underneath. They cannot be inside out. Half the time I put them on my wife says, “Caleb, you put your underwear on backwards.”

Method to the ol’ Madness:  In my world, putting underwear on “backwards” spreads the wear and tear. But no matter how I explain, my wife just doesn’t buy it.

An Xmas card unused

An Xmas card unused

Kaya and Santa Dad

Kaya and Santa Dad

Joke of the month:  What happened when the melon tried to run away with the pineapple to get married?

Answer:  He discovered that he cantaloupe.

Book/Film: And on a final note, the Sexist Stay-at-home Santa/Father has a forthcoming book/film. Actor/director/writer James Franco, this December, shot I Think You’re Totally Wrong:

I Think You're Totally Wrong

I Think You’re Totally Wrong

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