Thursday, December 06, 2007


Been doing a little PI work...trying to find where the Spirit of Christmas is being held hostage...Deciding the best place to check would be the local churches. Now I hear Anchorage is pulling the plug on "The City of Lights" this year. Seems energy conservation is the focus...not a bad thought really. I considered this on my drive. There are a LOT of churches in this town...but what I noticed is there are NOT a lot of nativity scenes set up at these churches...if the church crosses Christ out a wonder every one else does.

I did notice that the ABT went all out on their lights...kind of reminded me of a casino or a brothel truthfully...all that money spent on electricity....but NO nativity scene....that is just not right. Sorry Monty. The largest church in town...lit up like a Vegas strip up the baby Jesus? I do not understand.

After my greatly disappointing trip around town...I decided to cheer myself for the Season and began humming the Carols of the Season...Softly humming God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen....the person behind me in line began adding the words...."The Rest Room Door said Gentlemen...."I have found a clue....

Dad was right...when "Grandma got Ran Over By a Reindeer" came out I remember my father saying songs like this will change the Season...I did not understand then what the big deal of the Carols sung about Christ and his birth are also twisted into tunes not many remember the originals anymore.

I will thank the world of retail for this little change in our Christmas music too...see hours on end from Halloween to New Years employees listen to the Seasons Carols. They begin to annoy them, they refuse to listen to them at the stories of Christs Birth that are told via song...are about nuns in bathrooms stuffing high heels up peoples behinds...

Long ago this music was only played in December...after Santa made is debut in the Macy parade on Thanksgiving...the first day of the to keep people listening they have had to make fun of the songs that annoy the retail employees for 4 months out of a year...I admit...I too felt annoyed listening to Deck the Halls 900 times in one week....

I will continue my investigation but I do believe I have found the culprits of the "lack of holiday spirit."

Away in a manger no crib for a bed,
the little lord Jesus lay down his sweet head,
the cattle are lowing the poor babe he wakes
the little lord Jesus no sound did he make.

We three kings of orient are,
bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
following yonder star.

In the mean music in my house that is not a Traditional Season Carol in the month of December (at least where I have to hear them)

On that note...

God rest ye merry gentlemen
let nothing ye dismay,
remember Christ Our Savior was born on Christmas Day.

Comments on "Investigation..."


Blogger Stan said ... (12:24 AM) : 

Keep after them, if enough people show therir concern, it can only help restore Christmas for what is meant to be. Merry Christmas! Is your fudge made yet?


Blogger Shana said ... (6:39 AM) : 

Parent' they forever disappoint you? Father I am appalled you would even ask me a small child in the kitchen in Anchorage...I asked you why you were making "LOTS of candy on the 22nd of December"...your response to me was...
"Oh sweet never make the candy before the 22nd...Santa does not like stale fudge."

Now your going back on that??

oh I am so confused?

No wonder I wander aimlessly all day....


Blogger Stan said ... (7:36 AM) : 

Time and temperature zones have changed since the "old" days, fudge should now be made on Thanksgiving Day as a preliminary to Christmas. Three batches made for that holiday, as soon as that fudge is gone, then you should wait 8.5 days and start the next batches which should be enough to carry you through New Years Day. You never have to much fudge, the shelf life is quite long. However, to keep the supply from disappearing to rapidly, it can be supplemented with Chocolate Covered Cherries, minimum of 15 boxes which is 150 cherries at a cost of .97 per box at your local Wally World. This supply can also be supplemented by Hersey Chocolate Cherry Kisses and Regular Chocolate Kisses, both avaialble at your local Wally World, a minimum of 16 pounds should put you through the New Year, unless you have two grandchildren and the candy is in your favorite candy humidor sitting on the side table next to your recliner, they seem to disappear quite rapidly!


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