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The Autobiography of Russell
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TSO & Christmas
Now that I've had more time to think about it, it took me a while to get into the concert. The idea of a traditional Christmas irks me in a few ways, and the classic Christmas songs brings out all the points as to why. Even Alton Brown's "Twas The Night Before Good Eats" show got most of the points correct. The show called "Christmas Out of the Box" also exposed a lot of our current traditions as being relatively recent customs, not steeped in centuries old custom.

Christmas on Wikipedia:
Christmas[2] or Christmas Day[3][4] is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25 that commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.[5][6] The date of commemoration is not known to be Jesus' actual birthday, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either a historical Roman festival[7] or the winter solstice.[8] Christmas is central to the Christmas and holiday season, and in Christianity marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.[9]

And yet... *shrug* Life goes on.

Current Mood: bored bored
Current Music: None

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sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: December 6th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I watched that episode of "Good Eats" last night while wrapped in my Cozy Blanket™ trying to ward off the cold. I must admit to a certain surprise at finding out that Christmas has only been an official holiday since 1870. I guess "official" is the operative term here since I'm sure that people celebrated it before that date but it was comforting to find that most of what we take for granted is a relatively recent phenomenon.
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