Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Christmas Decorations and The Sun: Some Thoughts Upon
Well, apart from judging this a pitifully unimportant headline story- but we're used to soap stars' private lives or even the plot lines of soaps occupying the banner headlines of our best-selling 'newspaper'- I happen to agree with Murdoch's mouthpiece that such PC restrictions in a Christian country are manifestly ridiculous. But I'm forced to add that I do have a kind of related objection- unrelated to political correctness of any kind- and that is to displays on the exteriors of houses depicting, in glorious technicolour neon lights, such scenes as Santa driving his sled though the snow or huge Christmas trees winking 'Happy Christmas' at passers-by.
I know this is my inner Victor Meldrew speaking and that such displays do little or no harm to anything except my blood pressure, but I just find them so mind-numbingly inane and tasteless, I cannot imagine what the houseowners concerned are seeking to achieve. [Sorry about this- my Meldrew got the upper hand].
Yes, but our official religion is Christian and culturally Christmas has long been celebrated in a Christian fashion- though I'd agree the real religious content has been vestigial for recent times.
Agree about the stupid decorations. Almost like a freak show in parts near to where I lived. Ban it. Public nuisance. End of.
It's rare but somehow kind of pleasant to find we agree on something.
Accept this utility of the 'monstrosities' but what about car drivers being distracted by them?
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