Friday, December 24

Merry Christmas

The term "Merry Christmas" was a happy accident as a result of an editorial change in "The Night Before Christmas." "Glorious Christmas," or "Happy Christmas," or even "Thank God for Christmas" all work as well.

If you're a reader from the Commonwealth, we could add "and a Happy Boxing Day, too."

If you're a politically correct reader, I hope you'll have a nice winter holiday and that you skipped directly to this paragraph. Now that we're past the winter solstice, you need to enjoy the chilly days while they're still with us.


Big Oak said...

Joyous Christmas to you and yours!

Rat Trap Press said...

Merry Christmas Steve!

jtgyk said...

Happy HanuChristmaKwanzolstice!!!
(you never could catch on...)

limom said...

Have a merry happy glorious one!

Velouria said...

Festivus? : )

John Romeo Alpha said...

Merry Christmas, everyone.

jeff said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

opusthepoet said...

hey, Steve! I hope you had a good Christmas, by whatever standard you judge such things.

Justine Valinotti said...

Steve, I hope your Christmas was simply wonderful.

John Lennon once explained that he chose "Happy Christmas" for his holiday song because that's what he wanted for people. To him "Merry" was divorced from circumstances; one could make merriment in disharmony with one's surroundings. But happiness can be had only in congruence with one's surroundings and circumstances.

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