Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Poem

*Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*Not a Christian was praying*

*Nor taking a stand.*

*See the PC Police had taken away,*

*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*

*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*

* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*

*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*

*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*

*Something was changing, something quite odd! *

*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*

*In hopes to sell books by Franken &Fonda.*

*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*

* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*

*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*

*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*

*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*

*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*

*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*

*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*

*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*

* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*

*The reason for the season, stopped before it started..*

*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*

*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*

*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*


not Happy Holiday !*

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet


Christ is ¡The Reason¢ for the Christ-mas Season!


Helen said...

I completely agree with you 100%. Christmas is about celebrating Jesus's birth and that He saves us from sin, not about saving our economy from recession. It hurts that retailers want us to spend our money for a "holiday", but do not even give us the courtesy of saying the name of the "holiday".

I would like to add though, that when the lady behind the cash register says "Happy Holidays" she is following a company policy which is not her fault. I find that by responding to her with "Merry Christmas to you, too!" and a big smile, she says the same in return. (I know you didn't suggest lecturing the retail help, but I have seen people do it, and I cringe, because making a working person feel bad does not spread the joy of Christmas, you know.)

P.S. The etymology of the word holiday is Holy Day. Maybe we could turn the "Happpy Holidays!" thing on its ear by choosing to pronounce it back to them as "Happy Holy Days!" But then that does sound more like Hanukkah than Christmas, doesn't it?

Gabrielle Eden said...

Actually, I didn't write this, and I agree that Happy Holidays isn't so bad. For one, you can say it to encompass a number of holidays at once - Thanksgiving, Christmas and new Years, or you can say it when you are referring to people who might be celebrating Hanukkah instead of Christmas.