This festival is promoted by Christian cults and retail trade. Parties, $pending, credit card blowout, and none of it related to baby Jesus. It is impossible to opt-out. I blame the 'three allegedly wise men' allegedly following a star (as if) and bearing those wildly inappropriate gifts. We all know that joke -
"What would have happened if it had been three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men?
They would have asked directions,
arrived on time,
helped deliver the baby,
cleaned the stable,
made a casserole,
and brought practical gifts.
when they left...
"Did you see the sandals Mary was wearing with that gown?"
"That baby doesn't look anything like Joseph!"
"Virgin, my arse! I knew her in school!"
"Can you believe that they let all of those disgusting animals in the house?"
"I heard that Joseph isn't even working right now!"
"And that donkey that they are riding has seen better days too!"
"Want to bet on how long it will take until you get your casserole dish back?"
"That drummer boy was hot."
Hoping you all come out the other side of it all ... X X X