Monday, December 26, 2005


Curses, Foiled Again!

Red State Rabble spent the holiday weekend twirling our handlebar mustache, thinking dark thoughts, and muttering "curses" and "drat" under our breath. Despite all the careful planning and effort, our war against Christmas was an utter failure. As Frank Rich observes in the New York Times (sub. req.):
Secularists, Jews, mainline Protestants and all the other grinches failed utterly to take Kriss Kringle down. Except at those megachurches that canceled services today rather than impede their flocks' giving and gorging, Christmas is alive and well everywhere in America. Last night NBC even rolled the dice and broadcast "It's a Wonderful Life" in prime time. With courage reminiscent of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's defiance of Stalin, the network steadfastly refused to redub the final scene's cries of "Merry Christmas!" with the godless "Happy holidays!"

Frank Rich, former theater critic for the Times, is currently the keenest observer of the intersection between culture, politics, and religion: the farce that's playing just now in places like Washington, Dover, and Topeka.


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