The Spirit Of Christmas

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This is the White House Christmas card. I'm expecting mine any day now.

This week I read an article in the L.A. Times about Sarah Palin criticizing the White House Christmas card. The card features Bo Obama, the family pooch and states:

“From our family to yours, may your holidays shine with the light of the season.”

Seems Palin finds it odd the card emphasizes the dog instead of traditions like “family, faith and freedom.” She also said that Americans are able to appreciate “American foundational values illustrated and displayed on Christmas cards and on a Christmas tree.”

Because apparently dogs do not represent family, faith and freedom. And, no offense to my American friends, but this is the first thing that springs to my mind when I think of American values associated with Christmas:

Now, it isn’t my intention to suddenly go political here on WWFC. But I honestly believe the Obamas could have resurrected and sent out the real life baby Jesus carrying the world’s largest Christmas tree, followed by a shepherd and three wise men, and Palin still would have bitched.

Why? Because we live in a world where the majority of people have stopped caring about doing right and only care about being right, above all else.

Here at the Chateau de Cheese, today was Christmas morning. My older kids spend Christmas day with their dad, so we celebrate a day early. Our gifts have been unwrapped, the turkey is in the oven, John Lennon is singing, and Max and Jepeto are taking a nap. Which means I have a small window of opportunity to reflect on the spirit of Christmas.

 light saber, star wars, jedi knight, sith, darth vader

I have come to the conclusion that light sabers are the true meaning of Christmas.

I guess, even though I’ve opened all my gifts, I’m still hoping for one more.  Nearly 35 years ago, in 1977, David Bowie and Bing Crosby got together and sang a Christmas song together. It’s always been my favourite. Mainly because of these lines:

Peace on Earth, can it be
Years from now, perhaps we’ll see
See the day of glory
See the day, when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again

It’s been years, so if it’s not too much to ask for Santa, the world could really use some men (and women) of good will living in peace.

Merry Christmas, dear readers. Or Merry Waffle Iron Day. Whichever one you celebrate, I wish you health, happiness, peace, love and waffles.

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