Bah Humbug!

The Christmas Season is here again. And yes, to mark this special occasion, I will become one of the many coke1931.jpgbloggers around the world to write an extremely cynical post on how commercialism has ruined Christmas.

I had the privilege [cough cough] of being asked* to help run the BBQ at the local Christmas Carol Service. So I stood in the one spot for four hours depositing sausages into bread whilst listening to Bonnie from “Australia’s Got Talent” [yes, she’s a local girl] sing a very over done version of “Amazing Grace.” I resisted the temptation to run up to her and shake her whilst screaming “Don’t you know what this song means! When was the hour you first believed Bonnie?”

As if that wasn’t enough, the choir began to sing “Oh Happy Day” (I know YITSers, KILL ME!), I am still unsure about how this is relevant to Christmas. But don’t worry, me and my fellow BBQers joined in the Christmas Spirit by changing the words from “when Jesus washed my sins away” to “when Santa washed my sins away”.

I wont bore you with my speculations on how Christmas is the time of year that everyone recognises that the Messiah was born in order to have an excuse to buy presents for each-other and overeat [it makes me think of people who follow the football team that wins the Grand Final]. But I do want to encourage you to remember, even for a few minutes [maybe in the ad break of a dodgy Christmas special], that Christmas is about JESUS, NOT SANTA.

 Merry Christmas!

*guilted into…
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About blair

Generally described as "a bit odd", loves books, adores music, thinks movies are wonderful and is rather attatched to art.
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5 Responses to Bah Humbug!

  1. lizmixter says:

    i agree. completly and totally. i sometimes despise the whole fake-ness of christmas.

    BTW i have a new blog [and it’s a wordpress one too]
    http://www.hownottobeboring.wordpress.com

  2. Geoff says:

    Wow, “Santa washed my sins away”. That’s the saddest I’ve heard in like ever.

  3. kat says:

    oh i miss you blair! this is so you and so true!

  4. Davo says:

    yeah, thats fair,
    I pretty much am not liking christmas much at the mo!

  5. Kyla says:

    I am going against the grain and writing a positive comment about christmas!…

    I agree that christmas gets overdone with the commercialisation, but I love christmas. I love that I have an excuse to buy presents for people I love, and to write cards letting them know how much they mean to me. Also, there are lots of parties and dinners and I love the socialisation (fellowship?)…

    I know that christmas gets turned into a ridiculous excuse for companies to make money and for churches to hook people into christianity, but it also leads the way to more being given to charity than at any other time of year.

    Our job as christians is to join God in bringing the Kingdom to earth – this doesn’t mean chucking out cultures crap, but redeeming it. We can redeem christmas. God bless and merry christmas, my love!

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