Christmas is over for 2011, its going to be another full year. I am reminded of the Disney chipmunks tossing their fully decorated tree out of their front door… I can also see all three of Donald Duck’s sons almost in tears as the best day of the year is over. Although they do still have their toy airplanes, trains, and cars.
But, as Christmas comes to a close, the internet and social communities online are beginning to post their memes and pictures of how their holiday went. This always makes me laugh, remiss, and reconsider.
The first one I noticed started from reddit.com’s atheism subreddit.
Every year my mom reminds the whole family the true meaning of Christmas. Its not about boxes and bags, bells or holly, mistletoe or strapping and trappings. Its not the food or the presents. Its more about the precious family time and most importantly about Jesus. The humanity and realness of Jesus as he was born in a stable or small cave and could only rest his head on a feeding trough for asses and horses. Such lowly beginnings for a king, the son of God. So, to see something like this, is really depressing. It also reminds me of the commercialism of Christmas. A Christmas when Jesus isn’t mentioned once, is nothing but depressing. Why are you celebrating Christmas if you don’t believe in Jesus, or want to talk about him. ESPECIALLY this year, as Christmas was on a Sunday. I found myself in Church, and find it hard to believe that anyone who celebrates Christmas wasn’t in church with me.
And now for something a little more lighthearted. Did you get a card from your local mailman? No? …well this person did, and its epic to say the least:
If only my mailman was that cool. On a sidenote, the poor guy must have spend hundreds on making enough of these cards to fill all of the mailboxes on his route. Hopefully someone recognized this and gave him something in return
Now, the most ingenious thing I’ve seen.
Its not just for videogame fans, its really really cool. It reminds me of the mouse portal I saw on shirt.woot the other day. Woot is pretty awesome. I used it to buy some awesome shirts for my friends. Some of the best Christmas presents ever. I might actually make a post about Woot. Well, shirt.woot is where you get shirts. There are also wine, home, kids, and more.
And finally my favorite ever. If you, like me, want to keep the “Christ” in Christmas, here is something for the people of Jewish faith. Keep the “Han” in Hanukkah
I thought this was hilarious especially as I love Harrison Ford. I just finished Cowboys Vs Alians last night, and even though Harrison has gotten old, he’s still a great actor. I love the faces.
Anyway, remember to keep Christ in Christmas and Han in Hanukkah!