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"These movies sell a nostalgia for a false, if durable, vision of an America that never existed?"

The Christmas Curmudgeons


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The Christmas Curmudgeons
The best thing about the first day after Christmas: The Christmas curmudgeons ’ carping starts to wane right up until the calendar draws near to next Christmas.

The progressive left are the collective Christmas curmudgeons.  They’re worse than the Grinch, who at least ultimately acknowledged that there is such a thing as Christmas.

Carp, carp, carp is all the Christmas curmudgeons know how to do.  The beautiful Christmas Greeting, “Merry Christmas!” sends them retching over the nearest curb.  Unfortunately for the marginalized majority, they don’t keep their misery to themselves but spread it whenever and wherever they can.

This Christmas they focused their discontent at ‘Small Town America’, ranting and raving at Hallmark for chronicling Small Town America in their ‘Countdown to Christmas ‘movies.

In this hate-filled Politically Correct Era, how dare Hallmark and its millions of viewers celebrate Small Town America?!

“Sugar-spun traits of “real” America dominate Hallmark’s movie plots through the year, in fact. Plots typically involve characters from or living in the mythological small towns of “real” America, melting the hard hearts of big-city folks or bah humbug grinches with their honest optimism and pure, decent values. (Breitbart, Dec. 23, 2017)

“Next, Slate.com joined the holiday chorus with a scathing review of this year’s Hallmark offerings:

“After watching a few of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas films, the network’s burgeoning red-state appeal comes into focus. As much as these movies offer giddy, predictable escapes from Trumpian chaos, they all depict a fantasy world in which America has been Made Great Again. Real and fictional heartland small towns with names such as Evergreen and Cookie Jar are as thriving as their own small businesses, and even a high school art teacher (played by Trump supporter and the face of Hallmark, Candace Cameron Bure) can afford a lavishly renovated Colonial home. They brim with white heterosexuals who exclusively, emphatically, and endlessly bellow “Merry Christmas” to every lumberjack and labradoodle they pass.

“They’re centered on beauty-pageant heroines and strong-jawed heroes with white-nationalist haircuts. There are occasional sightings of Christmas sweater—wearing black people, but they exist only to cheer on the dreams of the white leads, and everyone on Trump’s naughty list—Muslims, gay people, feminists—has never crossed the snowcapped green-screen mountains to taint these quaint Christmas villages.”

As far as the malcontent among the prog-left are concerned, small town America no longer exists because so many of them insist upon traveling back through time to the filthy communes of the 1960 hippies.

Hallmark’s “white Christmas tales” are about white—as in snow—Christmases, not white people.

If you hate something enough, you can just pretend that it never existed

“The assault on the popular holiday tradition started this month with Salon.com’s report. The article is entitled “A super white Christmas: The Hallmark Channel gives us TV’s most homogeneous view of the holiday; Hallmark’s white Christmas tales have hooked holiday viewers while leaving minority actors out in the cold.

“Unless you’re a holiday die-hard or a regular Hallmark viewer you may be wondering why this matters. Let’s begin with the obvious statement that holiday-themed viewing plays a huge role in the annual traditions of all kinds of families. So, yes, this is a cultural representation issue and one made especially disheartening when you take into account the way these movies sell a nostalgia for a false, if durable, vision of an America that never existed.”

“These movies sell a nostalgia for a false, if durable, vision of an America that never existed?”

If you hate something enough, you can just pretend that it never existed.

Futile for Christmas lovers to wish that these blowhards would get real, because causes and events that don’t recognize their self-centered “Me, Me, Me!” meme don’t count for anything.

Has it never crossed the minds of these Christmas haters that all they have to do is not participate in celebrations; that they can patently wait Christmas out and get ready for rowdy New Year’s Eve 1st Night celebrations?

If only they didn’t keep the blah-blah-blah going while they wait it out!

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What do the Christmas curmudgeons really want?

What do the Christmas curmudgeons really want?

“Buzzfeed UK’s science editor Kelly Oakes recently declared on Twitter, “All I want for Christmas is full Communism now.” (Constitution, Dec. 24, 2017)

“It’s interesting the warped mind of an individual that would use the terms Christmas and Communism in the same sentence, much less in light of the fact that Christmas is normally understood as the time when the Savior of the world was born to give His life for His people to set them free from the bondage of sin, not put them under the tyranny of Communism, which is a system that attacks that Savior and His law.

“Shortly after, Oakes set her Twitter account to private.  Coward.

“But the internet doesn’t forget.  Here’s her tweet:

 


Christmas has been hijacked by “Santa and the reindeer”

What a rousing cheer of gratitude the Christmas curmudgeons must have sent up when they read about how Irish Catholic priest Father Desmond O’Donnell called for Christians to stop using the word Christmas because it has been hijacked by “Santa and the reindeer”.

“Father Desmond O’Donnell said Christians of any denomination need to accept Christmas now has no sacred meaning. (Guardian, Nov. 18, 2017)

“O’Donnell’s comments follow calls from a rightwing pressure group for a boycott of Greggs bakery in the UK after the company replaced baby Jesus with a sausage roll in a nativity scene.

“We’ve lost Christmas, just like we lost Easter, and should abandon the word completely,” O’Donnell told the Belfast Telegraph.

“We need to let it go, it’s already been hijacked and we just need to recognise and accept that.”

You can accept that, Fr. O’Donnell but millions more never will.

 

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Sad to say that this year even Fox News is in on dissing Christmas

Wonder if it will ever dawn on Fr. O’Donnell that he and the progressive left Christmas curmudgeons are longing for the same thing?

Sad to say that this year even Fox News is in on dissing Christmas:

Last week Fox News Digital was running a You Tube called ‘5 Things to Know About Christmas’.

First two out of 5: “December 25 is not Jesus’ birthday”.

(No one is saying that it is. December 25 is the day that we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.)

Two: “Even the bible does not mention His birthday.”

And your meaning, FoxNews?

Meanwhile, It will be the same and perhaps even worse next Christmas.

The Christmas curmudgeons should take their carping with them when they hide their heads under the bed sheets waiting for Christmas to pass next Christmas and every Christmas thereafter.

That way we may find a long lost Peace on Earth!


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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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