I don’t believe in Christmas (2010 revision)

I don’t believe in Christmas, this American disease, this chance to flaunt our less-than-seemly sides and they are Legion. In other seasons mostly I don’t mind so much this jangling sound, this cry like an alarm designed to stir me from the stupor of the everyday; yes, usually let bells ring out, even the rusty ones, and out of tune, but all this noise just jars me now, and pushes me to...
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Annual Christmas Poem Revision for the Tenth Day of Christmas

You know, yes, that Christ’s Mass begins on the 25th of Dec?  That all that comes before equals Advent?  And that in some Catholic countries they still save presents for 6th Jan, Epiphany, the day (supposedly) We Three Kings came to the baby  Jesus with their gifts? And you know, don’t you, that people have complained about the jangle of commercialization of Christmas almost since...
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