Merry Christmas 2012

The best laid plans of mice and men... As mentioned previously, the tragedy in Sandy Hook made a series of originally planned Christmas posts passe' at best, borderline offensive at worst since they delved into somewhat negative aspects of Christmas folk traditions.

As always, I was using them to build up to something, but it will have to wait for another year.

This Christmas, I want to publicly reaffirm my belief in Christ's message to us, of the need for us to be more loving, more caring, more tolerant and less worried about pointless arguments over form and style.

If you love Jesus, feed his sheep.

(Can sumbuddy gimme an "amen"?)

I've posted at length on things religious in the past and on things religiously Christmas-related, so I'll just provide a link to last year's post on the topic.

I did a little examination of the story of the virgin birth, and more than a few may be surprised at what science has to say on the matter.

The lengthier examination I had planned on the traditional Christmas story will also have to wait another year.

I'll close by re-posting this link to one of my favorite Christmas songs, a song about a trailer trash family that has all the makings of an epic holiday dysfunctional meltdown...

...only it doesn't happen 'cuz it's Christmas and they're gonna love & tolerate one another.

Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas From The Family

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog Little sister brought her new boyfriend He was a Mexican We didn’t know what to think of him until he sang Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Brother Ken brought his kids with him The three from his first wife Lynn And the two identical twins from his second wife Mary Nell Of course he brought his new wife Kay Who talks all about AA Chain smoking while the stereo plays Noel, Noel The First Noel

Carve the Turkey Turn the ball game on It’s margaritas when the eggnog’s gone Send somebody to the Quickpak Store We need some ice and an extension chord A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites A box of Tampons, Marlboro Lights Halellujah everybody say cheese Merry Christmas from the family

Fred and Rita drove from Harlingen I can’t remember how I’m kin to them But when they tried to plug their motor home in They blew our Christmas lights Cousin David knew just what went wrong So we all waited out on our front lawn He threw the breaker and the lights came on And we sang Silent Night, Oh Silent Night

Carve the turkey turn the ball game on Make Bloody Marys cause we all want one! Send somebody to the Stop ‘N Go We need some celery and a can of fake snow A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites A box of Tampons, some Salem Lights Halellujah, everybody say cheese Merry Christmas from the Family

Feliz Navidad!

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Merry Christmas To All

Gerry Anderson RIP (1929 - 2012)

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