Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Xmas!

Grinch-like sentiments notwithstanding, I'd like to wish a Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends and readers, as well those atheists and agnostics who still have not fully liberated themselves from the hegemony (as one friend of mine put it, "if liberation means not asking my parents for $200 worth of gifts, then I don't want it!").

As for me, I'm fulfilling the traditional Jewish celebration of Christmas: a movie, followed by dinner at a Chinese restaurant. The movie, Marley and Me, was produced by a friend of mine, so of course it will be a fabulous tour d'force. The Chinese food will likely be rather standard fare.

1 comment:

Daniel Merritt said...

""if liberation means not asking my parents for $200 worth of gifts, then I don't want it!""

Exactly! I'm an atheist, but I enjoy celebrating Christmas (and, for that matter, Hannukah since I have partial Jewish ancestry, though along my father's side). The holiday's so bastardized from the start, as a pagan celebration co-opted to the Christian tradition to mark the birthday of someone who was most likely not even born that time of year, that I don't feel bad celebrating it in a non-religious manner.