Thursday, December 28, 2006
In this piece, "Winter Games," from the Dec. 22 issue of the New Republic, Michelle Cottle describes the now-annual ritual of fights over Christmas displays as "Christmas' war on multiculturalism." Huh? A misprint? Anyway -- at the end of the day, it's a reasonable piece. Too bad she had to clutter it up with cheap shots ("nutters" and "Christmas crazies") about those who resent (what strikes me as) the bizarre insistence in some quarters on pretending that the reason we, in the West, have a big holiday in late December is not the birth of Jesus Christ. Still, I admit, her suggestion -- "unclench and have a cup of frigging eggnog" -- seems a good one.