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DECEMBER 25, Christmas Day. Another national holiday, marked by… - Lograh — LiveJournal

Monday, 22.Dec.2003

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DECEMBER 25, Christmas Day. Another national holiday, marked by the following observances: Filling the young and helpless with a lot of fiction about Santa Claus, the old chimney fakir, who went up the flue long ago; making a clothesline of the mantelpiece and robbing the forest of its young; swapping several things we'd like to keep for a lot of stuff we don't want; and, finally, putting on in church a Sunday night performance of light opera, known as "The Sabbath School Concert."


-From "The Foolish Dictionary: Online Edition"