I am a Christian. My patron saint of Christmas is Scrooge. When someone tells me Merry Christmas, they are likely to get a bah-humbug in exchange. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. I love Christmas lights and giving gifts. I love shopping for gifts, and wrapping them, perfectly. I love decorating trees. I absolutely loath Christmas music. I don’t like Christmas music when I shop. I don’t want to hear it at Labor Day. I don’t mind it on the Fourth of July and Christmas Eve. I don’t like trite Christmas shit music by rock stars, country music jerks, or people who are not Christians but are profiting off the season. I love Bing Crosby Christmas music. I love Perry Como and Frank Sinatra. I could listen to their Christmas music anytime, period. If it is opera I’ll listen. Other than the original What Do You Get a Wookie for Christmas, forget it.
The so-called ‘War on Christmas is a total and complete joke perpetrated by the jerks at FOX News, Todd Starnes being the worst offender. This said, I was listening to the usual idiots complaining about the new Starbucks cups. I like them. The decorator in me likes them. They are fantastic.
When people who claim to be Christians make a big deal about a paper cup, yet walk past someone hungry, I doubt their claim to Christianity.