1. I find the “merry Christmas” controversy over here a bit much. Any fair reading of the numbers suggests that the bulk of those who complain about “happy holidays” are not actually doing any of that religious nonsense.


  2. I like the song of the day. I’m wondering if this group has ever made it up to the Bluegrass festival that is by our local state park. Last time I was there they had several groups that got onto a political message (tea party before tea party was cool) which really turned me off to the whole festival.

    WV: parizatu
    Some sort of tiny dog breed?

  3. I had no idea when I posted this that it would cause a political row.

    Cedar Hill have been going for 40 odd years and are a very well respected group, well known for their championing of new talent. They are big in England. Mind you, the founder member of the group would be big anywhere.

  4. No, No, KJ, everything on TV is false. Truth is only found on the internet because everyone knows if it is blogged about it must be completely true.

  5. Cute tune.


    Cute ‘toon!

    You know, Jim, people were saying “Happy Holidays” in this country when I was a kid back in the 50s. I well remember our family getting cards that said “Happy Holidays” and also some that said, “Season’s Greetings.” It’s so completely disingenuous for the present day conservative opportunists to insist that the greeting stems from recent “political correctness”. Nonsense.

  6. Oh, you will not shake my faith in The Rudolph, Kevin 2! I don’t know upon what you base your progressive innovations, but I was steeped in the doctrine of the red nose at the family altar (i.e., black and white, RCA Victor TV) in the 60s (We had to accept by faith that Rudolph’s nose was indeed red.). Here I stand, I can do no other.

  7. Personally, I don’t wish “Merry Christmas” to someone out of respect for them and for my own religion. It cheapens the Christmas festival to simply pass it out like “Hello.”

    If someone wished me a Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa or . . . whatever, it wouldn’t insult me, but it would mean nothing, either, as those are groups and faiths that I am not part of. I am happy to wish someone Happy Holidays, but, really, only a Christian can have a Merry Christmas.

  8. In England “Merry” is slang for “happily drunk.” I certainly don’t mind anybody wishing me a happily drunk Christmas and I have every intention of making their wish for me come true this year.