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January 19, 2008

Not All is As it Appears

The media seems ever so concerned about slow spending over the Christmas Holidays while the rest of us seem ever so concerned about commercialization of the season. While watching the Graham Norton Show recently, a very tall dark haired comedian summed it up quite nicely for me when Graham asked him what he hoped to get for Christmas.. "I'm happy to get anything at all really, after all it's Jesus' birthday." I'd heard that one major store chain decided not to put up the holiday glam early, I wonder how their sales were, and if they weren't great, will they hold out and hold on until word gets 'round? I say cheers to that store, and cheers to YOU, consumers, for maybe remembering the reason for the season; maybe making a smarter choice this season. Here's hoping other corporations, advertisers and chains will get the message. He did, after all, turn over the tables of the money changers....

Crucified Santa is one man's message

Published: Dec. 23, 2007 at 4:30 PM© 2007 United Press International. BREMERTON, Wash., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A home owner in Bremerton, Wash., adorned his lawn with a crucified Santa Claus doll to send a public message about the commercialization of Christmas.

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