Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_hippo, 10 Dec 2007.
I was going to write "Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year" in my homemade cards this year, but I think I may swipe that verse instead....
I think something may have been lost in translation.
Ah so, my good 'friend, joyful Joy'
'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence' comes to mind.
It's fair to say that the Japanese don't get Christmas, which makes it an amusing and unashamedly commercial experience when you're there. Basically, for the Japanese it's become the time you get together with someone you like, as opposed to New Year, which is the big family midwinter celebration.
The Big Santa Package is a bit worrying, don't you think?
...and the depiction of someone I revere (Santa) in an overtly Christian scene, offends my pagan sensibilities. BURN THEM, I SAY!!!!
Although, since Santa is a contraction of Saint Nicholas, I think he's allowed to be Christian...
I can't make it out--is that some sort of blasted post-Apocalyptic* wasteland behind him?
*Yes, yes, I do know what Har Megido refers to..
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