Merry Christmyths

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Christmyth #1: DECEMBER 25TH WAS THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS.

Nah. Although I’m sure His reps on earth are happy to take gifts that day, no one actually knows when Christ was born – neither the date nor the year. Late December wasn’t even a contender until the 4th Century when holy men hooked it up with the Winter Solstice. The year? Many theologians put it between 4 and 6 – “BC”!

Christmyth #2: EATING POINSETTIA LEAVES WILL KILL YOUR PETS.

No. Nor you, your kids, nor your spouse. Poison centers are so overwhelmed with frantic calls around Christmas, many have ‘They’re Safe!’ ads on their web sites.

Christmyth #3: SUICIDES RISE AROUND CHRISTMAS.

You may have felt you WANTED to kill yourself to escape holiday stress – but few people do. A 35-year study from a research group in Minnesota conclusively determined that there is no correlation between suicides and holidays.

Christmyth #4: THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS.

This one’s TRUE. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

3 Responses to “Merry Christmyths”

  1. Joe Bele-Isle says:

    There are a LOT of Santa Clauses. Did you ever notice that they are ALL MEN??? Not meaning to be a grinch but doesn’t that seem to you that at Christmastime it’s a prime time for sex predjudice in the workplace?

  2. Bill says:

    Man gives; woman takes.

    Of course Santa is a male.

    Ho ho ho.

  3. Steve says:

    I’d like to see a final nail in the coffin of the “War on Christmas”. As if America ever really celebrated the “true” meaning of Christmas. But, I’d love to say to one of these “Let’s bring back the true meaning of Christmas”…
    OK, lets.
    1) YOU tell your kids, and ALL kids, no more gifts, toys or presents.
    2) No more Santa.
    3) Now, YOU get to tell Wa-Mart and ALL of the other stores that start hawking for our money BEFORE we finish our Halloween candy…there will be NO MORE Christmas shopping, we’re celebrating the “true meaning”.
    4) Kids, wake up, time for church.

    In other words, if you want this so-called “War on Christmas”, take it to the advertisers.

    And Santa has a good woman behind him, that’s why he can go ut all night and do what we do.: – )

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