December 24, 2006

FROM THE ARCHIVES: HATTERISH:

Have a little faith in the 'C' word (Jack Straw, 12/24/05, Times of London)

THE CHRISTMAS CARD I sent out as Blackburn�s MP is a proper one. It was designed by Anna Souroullas (Year 3 of Holy Souls RC Primary School), who won a competition that I organised with some Blackburn schools. But it also has a proper message inside. �Best wishes for Christmas and the new year�.

I claim no pride of ownership in this message. After all it�s what one should expect of a Christmas card. But I have just noticed � alas, for the first time � that the card I sent out in my capacity as Foreign Secretary has the anodyne, non-Christmas message of �Season�s Greetings�. And I was horrified to learn from an American friend that in the circles in which she, at least, moves it is considered not the done thing to wish people one does not know well �Merry Christmas�, still less to send out �Christmas� cards saying so.

It�s mad, in my opinion.


Amen, brother.


(Originally posted: 12/24/05)

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

For some years past, lest I offend anyone, I used a generic season's greetings and wished everyone a happy holiday.

This year I decided to call it what it is, a Christmas greeting, so I wished everyone, whether they are Christians or not, on my email list, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I wish the same to all my friends and fellow readers, even the trolls, at the BrothersJudd blog who have added so much to my life with their posts and comments. They made me laugh, think and even re-think.

Thank you all. May you be among people of good cheer and enjoy your holiday in a way that makes you happy.

Posted by: erp at December 24, 2005 10:55 AM

Happy Solstice to all!

Posted by: Robert Duquette at December 24, 2005 10:59 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Posted by: AllenS at December 24, 2005 11:05 AM
Amen, brother.

I hope you meant to except the part where he calls the Crusades an "unprovoked assault" on Islam.

Posted by: Kirk Parker at December 24, 2005 2:56 PM

The Crusades were optional, not existential.

Posted by: oj at December 24, 2005 5:26 PM

Here's a story from Saturday, and something for the Christmas haters to think about, at least in terms of the company they allign themselves with:

Did Nazis try to kill off Christmas?

Posted by: John at December 24, 2005 11:54 PM
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