Here are a couple of Christmas-related observations:
1) As an Atheist, I’ve been trying to figure out what to say to people who tell me, “Merry Christmas.” I could say, “Happy Holidays,” or “Season’s Greetings,” but they really don’t express an obviously religion-free point of view. After some thought (note, that’s “some thought,” not “much thought”), I decided that “Secular Season’s Greetings” did the job and was pretty funny. I don’t think I’ll actually ever say it to anyone (at least, not seriously).
2) Morah made an interesting observation recently. When you think of Christmas, what type of weather do you associate with it? If you’re like most people I’ve talked to, the weather you think of is snow. Now think about how much of the planet has snow this time of year. Certainly not most places in the Southern Hemisphere where it’s summer (high altitudes and Antarctica don’t count. Especially Antarctica. Those penguins are cheaters). In the Northern Hemisphere, probably about half (perhaps a little more) has snow. So about a third of planet actually has a white Christmas.
White or not, hopefully your Christmas has been great! Secular Season’s Greetings!0 People like this. Be the first!