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    extra special bitter
    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Wednesday, December 28, 2005

    thought dropping

    My Employer is one of many organizations that raised an eyebrow or two by designating its year-end celebration as a “Holiday Party” instead of a “Christmas Party”. Speaking for myself, I’m delighted to see the implied inclusion of Hannukah, Kwanza and various Solstice celebrations in the late-December holiday sweepstakes. Others, however, don’t share my enthusiasm.

    I ask them—and like-minded individuals—to chose between the two following greetings:

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Have a Miserable Fucking Christmas!
  • 3 Comments:

    Blogger Trena said...

    How about this?

    Others

    If you are "lovely and white" ... Merry Christmas to you.

    If you agree to be saved now, Happy Holidays ... but only until you are fully indoctrinated.

    If you are not Christian ...
    you will have a miserable fucking Christmas, even if you don't know it!!!

    As for me

    I sincerely hope you enjoy the season and the coming year in your own beautiful way!

    ps, special - If you have an email for The Prince, would you share something with him for me?

    9:20 PM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    Ma - if you email me via my "Contact" button I will give you the only email address I have for him. I wrote him yesterday but have yet to hear back. Perhaps you have the magic touch...

    10:25 PM  
    Blogger Kristen said...

    This was a Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe last week (12/23 I believe). God, I wish I had written it. This man is my hero:

    "Though a firmly-lapsed Episcopalian, I still like the Christmas story and particularly its reminder that, humbled as we are (or should be) by the depth of our inadequacies, it is plainly and mysteriously true that innocence and the hope of forgiveness are constantly being reborn in the humblest of circumstances. And that is surely a cause for merriment.

    By contrast, however, what I hear from the "Christ back in Christmas" crowd smacks more of muscle than miracle, something like: "Merry (in-your-face, we-were-here-first, there's-more-of-us-than-you, if-you-don't-like-it-go-back-where-you-came-from, in-prayerful-hope-for-your-doubtful-salvation) Christmas!"

    If this is not blasphemy, it is surely un-American."
    Vince Canzoneri, Newton (MA)

    9:23 PM  

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