Someone on the Internet told me that there’s a war on Christmas, and it so deeply disturbed me that I had to sit back with a cold martini and listen to some Miles Davis.
Actually, I do that a lot even when nothing disturbs me, so from the outside you probably couldn’t tell the difference.
And then I read this totally true account of how someone from the Atheist Civil Liberals Union (ACLU) beat up a Salvation Army volunteer for wishing him a Merry Christmas. This is shameful, shameful stuff.
After all that, I wondered if public libraries are participating in this war on Christmas. They’re public buildings after all, and we all know that the government frowns upon Christmas, which is why Christmas is a holiday for just about every government employee at every level in the country.
So I did a little investigating. It seems there are a few brave public libraries willing to do something to celebrate Christmas.
For example, there’s Christmassy stuff going on in libraries in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, New Hampshire, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Connecticut, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
That’s what I found in 10 minutes of searching, and I began to notice a pattern. Public libraries all over the country seem to be having Christmas celebrations of one sort of another.
Then I began to wonder if maybe, just maybe, there wasn’t a war on Christmas, even in public institutions. The next thing I thought was that maybe, just maybe, I should question stuff people told me on the Internet.
That’s a good lesson libraries can teach people I guess. I’m just relieved the Atheist Civil Liberals Union isn’t beating up librarians. Whew, what a relief.
So on Wednesday, if you celebrate Christmas, have a Merry Christmas. And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, have a lovely day off from work. You deserve it.