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The Wrap Rap

I know it's rather early to be broaching the subject of Christmas, though it's only about 90 days hence, but I think it's high time we rename that sucker as, believe it or not, we're not all Christians in this country ny longer and many of us still haven't forgotten that the Church moved the imaginary Christ child's birth back about five months and appropriated the Winter Solstice for themselves because that's precisely when our fore bearers celebrated the end of the darkness and the return of longer, warmer days.

Hey, if you could move your birthday to St. Patrick's Day so you'd get free drinks all day you'd do it, wouldn't you?

Those who wanted to celebrate an honest Christmas should really start decorating the tree with silver and gold and burning the yule log in May. I know it'll be inconvenient for us North Americans to lose the equation of snow in the process but the Australians won't be crying in their Vegemite.

As for the name change, the holiday we've plunked on the 25th of December really deserves to be designated "Debt Day" as we not only burden our pocketbooks to "properly" celebrate the occasion but we also take time out of our frenetic schedules to pay a social debt to friends and family by actually putting down our phones and our remote controls for a minute and saying "Hi!" to those who would still have anything to do with us.

But "Debt Day" is an admittedly crappy name. Too many negative connotations for one thing. I'm thinking more along the lines of, now don't get worried as I'm just spit-balling here, "The Wrap-Up" as it's a natural bookend for "New Years Day". One holiday starts a new year and the other wraps it up. Think about it. That's all I ask.


PS - Yes, the information in today's 'toon is real, except for the 0% Muslim part at the end. That one is a given. You can read one of many online reports about the poll here.


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