Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Must Be a Fellon

All through the month I've been having the Christmas Spirit and have been loving every minute of it. Certainly since we started our Bible Studies with my sister I've been seeing things from a different perspective. The true meaning of Christmas is alive and well but the commercialization of the season tries hard to over power it.

I remember growing up in Los Angeles, every year during Christmas Broadway boulevard in downtown L.A. was lit with colorful lights. Whittier boulevard was lit as well, cruising this famous place during December really got you in a Christmas mood, and just like those two streets there were many more throughout the city that also expressed with those beautiful displays of lights that we were celebrating something grand.

Now as a society we are losing respect for each other's customs and beliefs and in a world that demands political correctness people are not practicing some of these customs because of the risk of being sued for offending someone else. A principal at a local high school here in Phoenix banned any and everything Christmas related on campus and in the school, he simply didn't want to offend anyone.

Today a friend of mine from our car club was escorted out from an annual Christmas event called Glendale Glitters in the city of Glendale, Arizona. His crime was to be dressed as Santa Claus, yes you read it right, he dressed as Santa Claus and was kicked out of a Christmas event. Glendale Glitters is not an indoors event, it happens in the streets of Glendale.

As I was store hopping today I saw a few cars with these little reindeer antlers on their windows, I also saw a car with a red fuzzy ball tied to its grill, yes this car was impersonating Rudolph, I also saw a biker riding on a full dresser Harley dressed completely as Santa Claus. I truly hope cops won't start stopping people for daring to celebrate something we have been celebrating for centuries, something every body of every religion and of every part of the world knows as Christmas because for some odd reason to some is "offensive".

Because the Christmas season brings happiness to my heart and because I love my fellow man I wish a Merry Christmas to all and to all a Happy New Year. And if this simple warm wish of goodness and kindness offends anybody out there, believe me when I say that it's not my intention at all. Stop the insanity before it's too late and let future generations live and enjoy what for generations has been a beautiful custom.



Michelle said...

What?! For dressing up as Santa?! That's insane!


ChrisJ said...

That IS insane! Are you sure he wasn't misbehaving or something, because if not something is seriously wrong in Glendale!

Jose said...

That IS insane! Are you sure he wasn't misbehaving or something, because if not something is seriously wrong in Glendale!

No, he is just a good guy that gets catches the Christmas Spirit and tries to spread some holiday cheer.

Wanda said...

That is so unreal. I wish we could go back to the 50's when all school plays celebrated CHRISTMAS!!

MrManuel said...

Just want you to know I am thinking of you senor.

TLR said...

My thoughts are with you!

Angela Marie said...

I have seen you on my Wanda Mom's blog for a many years... I feel like I know you through the comments that you leave her. You are very dear to her. At times you have left me a few too. My heart goes out to you.

Jose ~ I am lifting you up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jose, you and your family are in my prayers. I am saddened to hear of your loss.
Dian in Texas

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