Russell (zimzat) wrote,
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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.
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