"The worst thing about
the pagan festival known as 'Christmas'--as opposed to the Christian
religious holiday known as Christmas--is not simply having your pocket
picked by retailers who claim it’s your patriotic duty to support them
from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Nor is it the dark, gloomy
weather; we know the light will start coming back soon, even if the
beach is still months away.
"It's the music. Music everywhere, blaring at you from radios,
public buildings, shopping malls. Not just 'Jingle Bells' but 'White
Christmas,' 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,' and the whole damn Nutcracker ballet.
If I hear the 'Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy' one more time I'm going
to enlist the entire post-DADT army to put her in the ground once and
for all. And as for Handel's Messiah, please save that for Easter."
- Michael Walsh
, writing at National Review's group blog, The Corner. The DADT comment is, presumably, not a reference to Tchaikovsky's supposed closeted homosexuality.
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