‘Tis the season

Brief observations from the Christmas season:

  • Even if I’d somehow managed to miss the endless Christmas carols and the hideous red-and-green displays in all the stores, I’d still know it’s the Christmas shopping season because of the sudden increase of spam — both email spam and comment spam on this blog (could it be that the evil spammers sell more Viagra during the Christmas shopping season?).
  • Our church was on the annual New Bedford Holiday House Tour, and we carefully prepared scripts for our tour guides telling about our huge Tiffany glass mosaic and our renowned Flentrop organ — but what people really wanted to know about was why there were doors on the end of the pews (to keep the drafts out in winter).
  • ‘Tis the season to eat rich foods — at our church holiday fair today, the baked goods sold far more quickly than anything else (we bought our share: two jars of jelly and three loaves of pumpkin bread).

Only twenty-five more days before life becomes calm again.

1 thought on “‘Tis the season

  1. John 672

    “Well if you don’t want your spam, I’ll take yours. In fact, I like spam so much I’m having spam spam spam spam and spam…” – to paraphrase Monte Python… badly.

    Yeah… Everyone is trying to make a buck during the Christmas Season. Bah! Humbug, I say. ;-) I can’t wait until it’s over, myself. I think it’s important to note that its the commercialization of the holiday that ticks me off… and, I assume, you as well?


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