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Why Make War At Christmas?

Reported by Priscilla - December 24, 2008 -

I came across an interesting article, in Time, about the origins of the so called "War on Christmas." And it got me thinking - shouldn't Christmas be a time of "peace on earth?" If opposing armies, during the Civil War, WWI, and WWII, could temporarily put down their weapons and celebrate the real reason for the season, then why can't people like the "culture warriors" do the same? At any rate, I'm calling a truce for the next day and in that spirit would like to wish everyone, including the trolls, a "Merry Christmas" and Happy Holiday. Or in the languages of my predecessors: Joyeaux Noel, Nollag Shona, and Merry Christmas. To those who are Jewish, Happy Hanukkah. In my parlance, a cool Yule to ya! Enjoy family, friends, and holiday "nog." The late, great John Lennon says it so much better than I could and his words are below the fold (Read em and weep, Bill-O - whoops I'm on a truce!). Have a good one and thanks for your support - not just for me; but for the News Hounds. "Nobody does it better...."

John Lennon Happy Christmas (War is Over) Lyrics:

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
[ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/aQ ]
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so happy Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over
If you want it
War is over
Now...