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Christmas has been hijacked

By maxwell edison ·
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I received an email recently inviting me to a Holiday Party. Okay, nothing new there. Christmas Parties have long been replaced by Holiday Parties in most places, and extra effort is often made to include those from faiths outside Christianity, as well as agnostics, and atheists. What was interesting about this particular invitation, however, was that while it excluded any mention of Christian themes, it INCLUDED themes from other religions and cultures.

Happy Hanukkah, it said, below an image of a Menorah; Happy Kwanzaa, it said, below an image of a Kinara; Happy Holidays, it said, below an image of a snowman and snowflakes. What? No Christmas? Neither in word or image?

I blame stupidly and ignorance on the part of the person who generated the invitation, and an over-zealous attempt to let political correctness trump reason. What happens when Christians feel offended because their religious faith and culture is excluded while others are specifically included?

Now I'm no Bible thumper by any stretch of the imagination. And I hardly ever discuss my own spiritual beliefs. But if people don't like others who celebrate the CHRISTAIN HOLIDAY called, CHRISTMAS, then don't celebrate.

What was once an almost exclusive Christian day of celebration and remembrance, soon became watered-down, and has now expelled the very thing that started it all - Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, everybody. And if that offends you, that's just too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE

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I liked this one

by NickNielsen In reply to Merry Christmas Max

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pYx1aWmT_M

You don't hear it often, and it's rarely done well. They have beautiful voices.

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very pretty

by PurpleSkys In reply to I liked this one

i actually caught a little bit of a Christmas show they did in 2005 the other night on TV. I think they're just amazing to listen to.

Edit: to add another tune from them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF9kfU0LpoU

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Always enjoyed them

by JamesRL In reply to very pretty

I never saw them in concert but I did see Jimmy Rankin on a solo tour a few years back. My wife even flirted with him.

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Was there also

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

"Good Yule!" with a picture of a viking, roast piglet in hand and beard full of gravy?

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Hey!

by NickNielsen In reply to Was there also

You leave my family out of this!

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Ah, so that's where they went...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Hey!

Apparently some people never got the idea that "lying in viking" is a seasonal job. Never bothered to return to base, just kept going

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Viking joke

by neilb@uk In reply to Ah, so that's where they ...

"Sven", says the chieftain, "Do you wonder why you're not a very popular member of any raiding party? Well, it's just that you don't seem to have grasped the Rules of Viking: First rape, then pillage, then burn."

:)

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I'm having trouble

by santeewelding In reply to Christmas has been hijack ...

Making out the character of the responses so far. What Max said leading up to his "introduction" of the YouTube video was schlep.

The video was nothing less than an ambush by God, no matter how you count yourself.

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Re: an ambush by God

by maxwell edison In reply to I'm having trouble

Which one - or which ones - of the singers in the food court was God?

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All of them

by Michael Jay In reply to Re: an ambush by God

Every one, even the ones not singing.

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