Happy whatever

A neighbor asked me the olther and when I was going to put up the Christmas lights.

I don’t know if I will.

I remember when I started doing that 50 years ago and the whole block was lit up with people trying to outdo each other?
God that was a sight.

Last year only three people bothered.
It makes me wonder what the hell are we celebrating.

I was sitting in my office at home last night thinking about where the time went and how much things have changed.

When I was at the mall last week the decorations were going up and it was long before Thanksgiving.

And nobody calls it Christmas any more.
All over the mall were signs saying “Happy Holidays”.

Now it’s Kwanzaa and Festis and who knows what the hell else.
And don’t hang a cross on public land or some hippy, tree hugging college freshman in need of a boyfriend and a cold beer will start parading around with a sign.

I wonder what changed in our country’s soul?

The TV news doesn’t cover Christmas pageants because no one calls them that any more.

It’s all about how much money the stores are making and if they are going better or worse than the year before.

People are out buying because that have to give presents, not because they want to.

Merry Christmas.
Let’s call it what it is.