Sunday, November 30, 2008

Trimming the Tree

Pup and I are decorating the Christmas tree this afternoon!  I originally planned on sticking to lime/avocado (guacamole?) and metallics scheme for my tree, but I discovered it takes a fairly heartless person to faithfully stick to a Christmas tree color scheme.  How do I deny the little baseball ornaments from Hub's childhood?  How could I keep my mom's angel ornament from when she was a girl wrapped up and in the out in the shed?  It takes a stronger person than I to refrain from straying every now and then.  I am weak.  

One other point of note... I'm listening to Christmas music on a random internet radio station, and I've noticed that they don't play the lyrics on any of the old school traditional carols.  They have words for "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer," but only instrumental versions of "Silent Night" and "Away in a Manger."  I'm not usually one to sigh and ask what the world is coming to or any of that head shaking damn-them-liberals sort of stuff, but I'm searching for the logic in this.  At any moment, one can turn on the radio and hear women called any number of offensive terms and all sorts of sexual acts described, but three wise men and Mary on the radio--how offensive!  Color me confused.


TNC said...

Dear Confused,
I feel your pain. Teen pregnancies are seemingly acceptable only if they have sex first, the virgin birth seems out of vogue.
And I wish that reindeer pup would come over! Perhaps she doesn't want to leave the lovely, nostalgic Christmas home, though.

John said...
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John said...

Eight answer down.