December 28, 2004
WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS 2004 COMPETITION
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Franklin Sanders, who is, as one of your correspondents has correctly noted, "one of the South's authentic contemporary heroes" has posted on his Moneychanger website what is to my mind one of the best discussions of the War Against Christmas this year. Starting with an account of a particularly outrageous
"…TV commercial for Kay Jewellers. Husband and wife are sleeping, clock ticks over from 5:59 to 6:00, and husband starts awake. He jumps out of bed and yells 'Honey, get up, it's the twenty-fifth!!!' Next, the whole family is bounding downstairs and you see the tips of a few branches with lights and out comes the gift. The wife opens it and it's a beautiful diamond bracelet from where? Why, Kay's of course! She is delighted, he is excited and wishes his lovely wife a 'Happy Holiday.'"
Sanders asks: "Don't you just love the twenty-fifth?"
A rebel yell of enthusiasm for Franklin Sanders' conclusion:
"For my part, I know what I'm going to do…I'm not going to shop at their silly businesses, and I'm going to blast everyone I see with a full, loud, and uncensored, 'Merry Christmas!'"