Since today is Festivus, I'm celebrating it with an airing of a grievance.
As is tradition.
There are so many things about the holiday season that should upset me that don't. Long lines, bad traffic, deflated snowmen and reindeer on my neighbor's yard.
But there IS something.
This is not okay.
First, Jesus is a redhead, which I'm fairly certain is not ethnically accurate.
Second, SANTA IS NOT REAL.
You can even put baby Jesus in a toddler bed with a a down pillow and a homemade quilt and SANTA WOULD STILL NOT BE REAL.
Are these figurines an attempt to make Christians feel better about combining the birth of Christ with elves on the shelf and reindeer on the roof?
You have permission to not feel guilty. Celebrate Christmas in all those ways - both secular and religious.
But don't try and merge them into one tchochke.
I'm begging you.
So what are your grievances about the holidays? What chaps your reindeer hide?